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By: Birmingham International College Of Canada  09-12-2011
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Home Placement

Toronto . We ask students to write a letter introducing themselves to their host family and to send them their flight schedule and arrival date. Flight numbers and arrival time at Toronto airport from their home country should be included.

Students in home placement should arrive the day before the program begins and leave the day after the program ends. Extensions can be discussed with the host family in Toronto . For detailed home placement application, arrival and departure dates, please contact us.

Why Homestay?

Homestay accommodation offers you the opportunity to learn about Canadian culture and its customs and values in a secure and friendly environment. By living with a Canadian family you will improve your English and get a thorough understanding of Canadian life. Moreover, your host family is a priceless source of information about the new environment. Homestay is suitable for stays ranging from a few weeks to many months and it is competitively priced compared with other accommodation options.

Homestay in a native-speaking household gives international students a more protected environment, a quicker way to learn about North American culture, and an out-of-school method to improve their English communication skills.

Who are our Homestay families?

Our families enjoy hosting and are eager to welcome guests into their home. They have been carefully selected before they are permitted to host. English is always the primary language of the home, so you will be able to practice and improve your language skills.

Homestay provides you with:

  • Single room accommodation that includes mattress, bed, desk, lamp and luggage storage facilities
  • A private or shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen and living area
  • Shared laundry facilities with the host family
  • Three meals a day, seven days per week
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • Local activities with host family
  • All your utilities costs are covered, except for telephone and internet (Some host families may provide telephone or internet for free)


Homestay Placement fee: CDN$100.00 (one time charge) 

Homestay Packages

28 Days

31 Days

Rate Per Day

Three Meal Plan




Two Meal Plan




No Meals




Three meal plan program includes three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) every day.

The Two-Meal program includes two meals (dinner and breakfast) every day.

Please fill out the Homestay and return it to school. We will quickly help students find the host family that best suits their needs and provide students with  detailed information about their homestay arrangements. 

Student Pick-Up

All students in home placement will be met at the Toronto International Airport , by school staff or their host family. Students must advise Birmingham of their arrival times and flight numbers. All other students must arrange for their own transportation upon arrival in Toronto  

Banking and Medical Insurance

As soon as new, international students arrive at our College, we will make arrangements for them to set up their first bank account in Canada . There are four major Canada banks located within walking distance of our school.

We will also help students arrange for their purchase of medical insurance coverage, within a week of their arrival.

We are always willing to be the first stop for help, if international students experience  problems or issues with their bank or insurance company.

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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