A Home Away From Home
Host families from every corner of our province look forward to sharing their warm hospitality with all future students! Our host families are carefully screened by trained Homestay Coordinators and these Homestay Coordinators work very hard to ensure that students are well-matched with their family in hopes of creating lifelong relationships.
Our homestay program is unique in that it is managed in-house by the New Brunswick International Student Program team. This has proven to be a selling feature for our program as it provides students, parents and agents with a single point of contact for all student-related questions (i.e. homestay, academic, medical). The New Brunswick International Student Program is focused on client service and we take great pride in our ability to answer all of you questions quickly and consistently
The New Brunswick International Student Program is unique in that it manages its own homestay program. This has proven to be a selling feature not only for students and their host families but for agents as well. NBISP is focused on client service and in order to ensure that questions are answered quickly and consistently, NBISP provides a single point of contact to agents for all student-related questions (i.e. homestay, academic, medical, etc.)
Accommodations will include:
Three Nutritious Meals Per Day
The medical coverage for students is included in their program fees. They receive a card showing they are insured through Medavie Blue Cross Insurance. For more information on the insurance policy, visit the NBISP Benefit page or call 1-800-667-4511.
school bus, city bus, parents, or by foot.
homestay, parents, school-organized transportation.
Assigned Homestay Coordinator
Students will be assigned a Homestay Coordinator for the duration of the stay in New Brunswick. The Homestay Coordinator is responsible for recruiting our host families, conducting student orientations, providing ongoing support to students and host families and assisting students and host families deal with issues as they arise. Additionally, our Homestay Coordinators are responsible for designing and coordinating activities for students that promote a healthy cultural experience.
The New Brunswick International Student Program organizes two cultural trips per school year.
The first cultural trip takes place in October to either Toronto (Ontario) and Niagara Falls (Ontario) or Montreal (Quebec) and Ottawa (Ontario) and lasts approximately five days. During this trip students will have the opportunity to experience the beauty of Canadian autumn and visit various entertainment and cultural venues including the CN Tower, the Mount Royal lookout and the majestic Niagara Falls.
The second cultural trip takes place during March Break and allows students the opportunity to experience a true Canadian winter – complete with downhill skiing, dog sledding, visiting a maple sugar bush and touring ‘old Quebec’.
These trips are optional and are an additional expense for students. Students will be accompanied by chaperones and the trips are organized with the help of a reliable tour company.