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Homestay Families Needed

Welcome an international student and be part of an unforgettable experience Saanich

School District has been successfully welcoming international students for nearly 20 years. Host families play a pivotal role in our program as they become the “Canadian family” for our students. There is an immediate need for homestay families for September 2022 arriving international students. 

Saanich Schools International Student Program (SISP) is seeking new host families for the 2022-2023 school year. You will be supported by a full time Homestay Coordinator and the full international department of Saanich Schools. International Students from over 20 countries attend school in Saanich every year and are eager to have a Canadian cultural experience with you. 

  • Make life-long friendships, receive a generous allowance to offset expenses and share the beauty of your home and community
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Featuring the perfect blend of rural and urban landscapes, Saanich is the largest municipality in Greater Victoria. Surrounded by ocean, Saanich has a long shoreline with many beautiful sandy beaches. Saanich also offers opportunities for nature hikes in its natural parks, along with two lakes for swimming, fishing and rowing.

The capital city of British Columbia is Victoria, and is located on the Saanich Peninsula on the southern tip of beautiful Vancouver Island. Study in Victoria and Saanich for a first class education and lifestyle. Victoria has mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers. Daily temperatures rise above 30°C on an average of only one day per year and fall below –5°C on an average of only 2 nights per year. During winter, the average daily high and low temperatures are 8.2°C and 3.6°C, respectively. The summer months are equally mild, with an average high temperature of 19.6°C and low of 11.3°C.