all want to ensure that you have an enjoyable homestay experience while
you study at VEC. If you have a clear understanding of your responsibilities
and privileges, it will be easier to maintain a close and friendly relationship
with your host family. Please take a moment to read the suggestions
time with your hosts and participate in the daily family routine.
- Adapt to your
new lifestyle and join in activities in the homestay.
- Speak English
in the homestay whenever possible.
- Tell your hosts
if you will not be home for meals.
- Call if you will
be home late.
- Discuss weekend
or vacation plans in advance.
- Ask you hosts
before you invite friends to your homestay. Offer to help with
preparations if your friends stay for a meal.
- When you leave
your homestay, take all of your things and leave your room tidy.
- Do not lose your
house key, or loan it to anyone else.
- You are responsible
for the cost of all transportation and long distance telephone calls.
You can purchase a telephone charge card for international calls.
- Your hosts are
not required to provide transport or entertainment. If they
invite you to go out, you should offer to contribute towards the cost
of the excursion.
- You should keep
your room neat and clean. Offer to help with some chores around
- Don't be shy.
It's your home, too, so relax and get comfortable.
- If you leave
your homestay before the end of your term, you must inform your host
family at least two weeks before moving. A form must be completed
and signed by your host parents. You can get this form from
the homestay coordinator.
- Please tell the
Homestay Coordinator about any problems with your homestay.
We are here to help you have an fun visit!
About Homestays in Vancouver
BC V6B 1E7 Canada
1-604-687 1600 Fax: 1-604-687 1660
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