Be part of something more. Form a meaningful, life-long relationship by hosting an International Student.

Over the years, hundreds of New Brunswick families have welcomed international students into their homes. These families make a tremendous difference in the lives of students from around the globe.  Through their roles as hosts, our families help these visiting young people find their place in our province.  They do this by helping students create lasting relationships with families and friends, by ensuring they feel safe and secure in welcoming homes, and by allowing them to have the life-changing experiences they’ve dreamed of in the months leading up to their study-abroad year.

Students benefit from the warmth of New Brunswick’s renowned hospitality, which they experience right in the home of families eager to get to know them.  For most students, the experience of living with a New Brunswick host family will help them achieve their desire to learn English.  Our immersive homestay environment has been proven to work, and families can take credit for helping students achieve their goals.

Mutual benefits abound when New Brunswickers make the decision to welcome an international student into their home. Like so many others before you, you will likely find that the guest you welcome into your home will actually become a new member of your family!

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Why Host an International Student?

Embrace a new culture.

Becoming a host family is an opportunity to learn about another culture firsthand and to make connections that can last a lifetime. Hosts benefit by seeing and appreciating life through the lives of students from other backgrounds and cultures.

Continued support.

Our team understands the nurturing and commitment required to integrate a new addition to the family. We have a plethora of resources to help you and your new student adjust to your new home life and daily routine. From practical tips to heartfelt advice, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Expense assistance.

While hosting an international student, a fixed monthly stipend will be provided to help you cover expenses. Don’t let financial concerns hold you back from experiencing the joy and enrichment of welcoming a bright young mind into your home.

Thoughtful matching process.

We understand that finding the right fit for your family is important to maintaining your home dynamic. Our team takes the time to consult with you to understand your lifestyle and match you with a student based on compatible personality type and needs. Let us help enhance your home life with a student who shares your interests and brings positivity to your household.

This sounds awesome! What’s the next step?

Fill out the form below to connect with a member of the AEI team to learn more!