Our Programs

Elite Canadian Homestay offers a variety of year-round programs to International Students who are interested in learning about Canadian life and culture while at the same time improve their English language skills. The Group Homestay program provides challenging classroom sessions and scheduled activities together with the host family experience. The Academic Year Program provides high school students the opportunity to stay with a Canadian Host Family while attending a Canadian High School. The Volunteer Program gives students an opportunity to volunteer up to twenty hours per week with a Canadian non-prof it organization. The Individual Homestay Program offers independent students their choice of dates and homestay locations while attending a private ESL school. These programs have been developed through many years of experience.

Group Homestay Programs

Learn English, live with a Host Family and discover Canada at its best

Groups of 10 to 25 students, accompanied by a bilingual escort, live with Canadian Host Families from 2 to 4 weeks. Students ages 13 to 18 are under the supervision of an Elite Program Coordinator who arranges the host family accommodations and daily program. Students attend 12 hours per week of English conversation classes conducted by Elite Program Teachers, with carefully selected textbooks and curriculum. This program also includes a full schedule of sightseeing excursions and afternoon activities, with weekends and evenings spent with the Host Families.

Elite Group Homestay includes:

Sample Group Homestay full day excursions:

Group Homestay Sample Week

Sun Arrival and transfer to homestay community
Mon 09:00-12:00 - Student Orientation
Free Afternoon
18:00-21:00 - Welcome Party with Host Families
Tues 09:00-12:00 - English Language & Culture class
12:00-13:00 - Sack Lunch
13:00-16:00 - Walking tour of homestay community
Wed 09:00-17:00 - Full-day sightseeing excursion by charter bus
Thurs 09:00-12:00 - English Language & Culture class
12:00-13:00 - Sack Lunch
13:00-16:00 - Sports or cultural activity
Fri 09:00-12:00 - English Language & Culture class
12:00-13:00 - Sack Lunch
13:00-16:00 - Free afternoon to spend time with host families or to explore local community
Sat & Sun Free time with host families

Pre- and Post-Program Tours

Elite can add the final touch to your Group Homestay experience by customizing sightseeing trips to Popular Destinations before or after the group homestay experience. Sightseeing, admissions to major attractions, hotels, meals and transportation are included in our packages. Popular destinations include: Whistler, Banff, Harrison Hot Springs, Victoria, and Seattle.

Please contact Elite Canadian Homestay if you have any questions.

Download Group Homestay Student Application (36kb pdf)

Academic Year Programs

Elite Academic Year Program offers high school students the opportunity to spend a semester or school year studying at a public or private Canadian high school. Your personal Placement Coordinator will skillfully match you with a private or public high school within their community to enable you to complete a semester or full academic year of study. Elite provides first-class cultural, social and educational support during your stay in Canada and ensures you experience a safe and memorable time to take home many good memories.

Academic Year Program Includes

Elite offers two Academic programs: Academic Year (10 months beginning in September) and Academic Semester (5 months beginning in September or February) including:

Application Procedure

To enroll in the Elite Academic Year you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be between the ages of 13 and 18 when you arrive.
  2. A functional or intermediate level of spoken English. You will need to provide a test score or documentation illustrating your English ability.
  3. A strong academic record with a "C" average or better in your home country. Academic transcripts from 3 previous years of study.
  4. Demonstrate the necessary maturity to complete a successful period of study at a Canadian School.
  5. Complete a detailed student application.
  6. Complete a medical examination.


As an Elite Academic Year Student you will dramatically improve your language and academic skills which will give you a competitive advantage when enrolling in a university in your home country. You will also develop a life long understanding of Canadian culture.

Important Dates

September 1 Start Date February 1 Start Date Required
April 1 October 15 Preliminary application with non-refundable deposit
May 1 November 1 Results of a personal interview conducted by an authorized official
May 15 November 15 Complete Academic Year student application and all fees due

Once your completed application and all program funds have been received, Elite will send students the following information

Please contact Elite Canadian Homestay if you have any questions.


For pricing options, please contact us for information

Canadian 2018 Group Homestay Program

Group Homestay programs include:

Customized Group Homestay Options - additional fees may apply