BECOME A HOMESTAY
Hansa’s homestay program is a service offered to assist our international students in finding suitable accommodation during their stay in Toronto and to help them assimilate into Canadian life. Students are generally between 18 and 25 years of age, and usually, study at Hansa for terms of four weeks up to a year. We receive about a third of our students from Asia, a third from Latin America, and a third from Europe, the Middle East, or elsewhere.
We have two campuses, both located in the Yonge and Eglinton area. Beginner and intermediate students study at our Eglinton campus. Advanced and night school students study at our Yonge Street campus. In addition to teaching languages, we organize extra-curricular activities, sightseeing trips, and advise students on numerous other matters of interest to them.
Normally, students apply for homestay from abroad when they register for classes at Hansa. Generally, these students ask to stay with a Canadian family in order to improve their English and experience the Canadian way of life first-hand. For many, it is their first trip abroad and they seek a nurturing and supportive home away from home. Students often refer to members of their homestay as their “host mother”, “host father” or “host family”.