The Homestay Program is a program where families in Canada open up their home to host international students. Students who live in Homestay become part of the family, have opportunities to practice their language skills, and fully immerse themselves into the Canadian culture. Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and enrich your Canadian experience! Consider it your home away from home.

The Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for St. Lawrence College. Check out CHN to learn about their host family selection process, the application process, and how being part of the Homestay program may benefit you! 

In partnership with St. Lawrence College, CHN provides international students with warm and welcoming homestays and related custodianship services so they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada.

If you are interested in joining Homestay for a memorable experience, click here for more information.

Custodianship Services

If you are a student under 18 and are NOT staying with a family friend or relative who is also your Custodian, you MUST register in St. Lawrence College’s Homestay and Custodianship Program managed by Canada Homestay Network.

The first step is to obtain the Parental Appointment of Custodian form from CHN. For more information about this process click here.

Homestay Hosts

If you are interested in becoming a Homestay host or have questions, please see the contact information below for each campus.

Lori Townend

Lynda Mintz and Sonja Robert


Please include "Attention: Lynda and Sonya" in the subject line of emails.

Eve Campbell and Julie Whalley.



Please include "Attention: Julie and Eve” in the subject line of emails.