SHSH doesn’t offer a boarding program, but instead places international students directly into the homes of Canadian families here in Halifax. This much more personalized program means students are welcomed into a safe, caring, and supportive home environment and treated like part of a family. In this family atmosphere, they can practice their English, explore Halifax and Nova Scotia, and experience Canadian culture, all while attending SHSH with a small group of international students and domestic students.
We ask host families to treat their international student like one of their own children and to provide them with love, care, and support. They must provide them with their own fully-furnished and well-equipped bedroom and study area, ensure they have nutritious meals and snacks, and encourage them to participate in their day-to-day family life.
Families who host a student are provided with a monthly stipend to cover all related expenses. If you are interested in becoming a host family, you can apply here
. An extensive vetting process will take place to ensure a good match between host families and international students. You can also contact our Admissions Department
to find out more information about our homestay program.