Students attending the Victoria International Student Programs (VISP) at the Greater Victoria School District have the option of staying in our VISP Homestay Program or a privately arranged host family.
A host family plays an important role in the success of an international student and is the main support for the student when they are not in school. The VISP Homestay Program is run by dedicated staff who visit and ensure all homes meet our standards of care. If a student wishes to stay in a private accommodation the host family must meet the requirements of VISP.
The staff of the VISP Homestay Program also provide ongoing support to students to help them adjust to their life in Canada. Our host families are Canadians of all cultural backgrounds and live in homes ranging from houses, condos, apartments and townhouses.
All host families whether private or part of the VISP program are expected to follow the BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines.