What Students Can Expect

  • Being part of a Canadian family and participating in family activities
  • Being taken on the bus route to and from the Language Centre
  • Assistance opening a bank account
  • Three meals a day provided
    • Breakfast that you make yourself
    • Packed lunch
    • Sit-down dinner with the family
  • Private furnished bedroom with bedding and linens
  • Shared bathroom
  • Wireless Internet and TV access

Homestay Families

Our host families come from many backgrounds with or without children and/or pets. Families are screened, attend an orientation, get a Criminal Records Check and have home visits every three years.

Fees

Homestay fees are paid directly to the Language Centre before the start of the term. The school then pays your Homestay family.  

Placement fee: $275 (one time fee)

Daily fee: $26 per day ($1,898 CAN for the 73 days of a regular 10-week term)
(As of January 1st, 2018, the Daily fee will be $27 per day)

Service and assistance fee: $152 per term

Damage deposit: $675 (must be paid with a credit card and is refundable)

Application and Payment Deadlines

If you currently living in homestay and you would like to stay in homestay for the Winter 2018 term:

  • Application deadline is October 27, 2017
  • First payment is due October 27, 2017
  • Second payment is December 1, 2017

If you are not currently living in homestay and you would like to live in a homestay for the Winter 2018 term:

  • Application deadline is October 27, 2017
  • First payment is due October 27, 2017
  • Second payment is December 1, 2017

If you apply after October 27, 2017:

  • The entire fee will be due at the time of application if there is a homestay family available.

Questions

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Language Centre Accommodation Office at homestay.saskatoon@usask.ca  or call 306.966.5915 .