Host an International Student

International StudentsThe Nova Scotia International Student Program brings students from around the world to Nova Scotia public schools to learn our language and culture. Be an integral part of a student’s learning experience– become a host family.

This is a great opportunity for your family to experience and share culture first hand. Your family will be matched up with a student and they will participate in your daily family routines.

  •      Host Families receive a tax free monthly stipend to help cover the cost of food and any extra transportation  expense
  •      Students stay for periods of 2 to 10 months
  •      Ongoing support is provided by an experienced Homestay Coordinator
  •      You will learn about and communicate with your student before arrival
  •      Host Families are asked to provide a private bedroom, 3 balanced meals a day and inclusion in family activities

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For more information on how to become a host family for an international student at Charles P Allen High School please contact:

Marina LeBlanc (Homestay Coordinator) at 902-717-3781 or

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