Welcome the World into Your Home by Hosting an International Student

The Strait Regional School Board’s International Student Program invites you and your family to join other families in the Strait Region who enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of becoming a host family.

Imagine sharing the beauty, history and culture of the Strait Region and Canada with a young student from abroad, and developing lifelong friendships between your two families.

See Nova Scotia through the youthful eyes of an inquisitive teen, and rediscover the simple things that we often take for granted such as sporting events, outdoor activities and cultural experiences.  Explore your differences, discover surprising similarities, and share Canadian values and beliefs.

The students become part of your family and participate in all the activities that you do as a family. They attend school daily and on some occasions are taken on weekday outings.  They have health insurance and their own spending money. Host families receive a stipend to cover the additional costs that occur when inviting another student into one’s home. As a host family, you provide a room, three meals a day and the experience of a lifetime.

To learn more about the Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) and this wonderful opportunity to become a host family, please visit www.nsisp.ca and contact:

Lindsay MacDonald, NSISP Program Manager

902-747-3670, ext. 2223/902-631-3624 (cell)

Create Friends for Life!