Become a Homestay Family!

Homestay Families Needed
Posted on 11/14/2019

The Limestone District School Board has a rich tradition of hosting students from different countries around the world for over 20 years.  Ontario, and specifically Kingston, is seen as a learning destination.  Our city is safe, accessible, has great services, is friendly and perfectly sized for students to study in.  For September 2020, the Limestone District School Board, is expanding the number of International Students that we host each year.  These are high school aged students that are looking to spend 5 months or more learning English and studying at our schools. 

We need your help!  Please consider hosting an International student in your home.  The most important part of a student’s journey to Kingston is their home away from home.  We have many families around the District that already host students and find it rewarding.  We have a professional staff within the Limestone District School Board that with help you with the process and provide support.  As a host family, you will get paid per month for hosting an International student.

Students come from countries including Brazil, China, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. 

If you are interested or have questions, please contact the International Education Department at 613-544-7745.  You can also fill out an application on-line at   By filling out an application, there is no commitment to host.  One of our Homestay team will get in contact with you.  Please see attached flyer for more information.