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International Education
Central Okanagan School District
Host Family Application Process

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Click the links below to download application forms.

HOST FAMILY APPLICATION 2015 04 21.pdf     

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APPLYING TO BECOME A HOST FAMILY  

Central Okanagan Public Schools is an increasingly popular destination for students from all over world. As our program continues to grow, we value the local families who contribute to its success by hosting international students. Homestay is an important part of educational success for international students. It's also a wonderful opportunity to share our culture with others and learn about other cultures in return, since students join us from a number of countries in Asia, Europe, Central and South America. 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

Since students come here to improve their English, they expect that English will be spoken in the home in order to provide an immersion environment. 
 
Length of placement: Long term (one or two semesters) or short term programs are available
 
Student Ages: Middle and Secondary (grades 7-12)
 
Homestay Fees:  $800 per month 
 
Arrival Dates: September and January for secondary school academic studies with ongoing intake for short term programs.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS: 
Step 1:
Please review the International Education Program Guidelines. Complete all sections of the Host Family Application form (pages 1 – 9).
 
Step 2:
Email forms to:
 Mount Boucherie, Glenrosa Middle and Constable Neil Bruce Middle:
 Ana Vallejos: ana.vallejos@sd23.bc.ca
 
 Kelowna Secondary, KLO Middle, and Dr. Knox:
 Nathalie Messent: nathalie.messent@sd23.bc.ca
 
Okanagan Mission Secondary:
Karlee Sieben: karlee.sieben@sd23.bc.ca

Rutland Middle, Springvalley Middle, Rutland Senior Secondary and George Elliot Secondary:
Carolina Moreno: carolina.moreno@sd23.bc.ca
 
Or Mail forms to:
Attention: Ana Vallejos, Nathalie Messent, Karlee Sieben or Carolina Moreno (as per schools listed above)
International Education Program
1040 Hollywood Road
Kelowna BC  V1X 4N2
 
Or Fax forms to: 250-870-5188
 
Step 3: 
Central Okanagan Public Schools requires all applicants to submit a Criminal Record Search and a clearance from the Child Abuse Registry for all members of the household who are 19 years of age or older. Your homestay coordinator will provide forms and assist you with the process. 
 
Step 4:
You will be contacted to arrange for a home visit at your convenience. Your homestay coordinator will review the Homestay Family Guidelines with you.
 
Step 5:
You will be informed once a student match for your family is found. Student information will be made available to your family and we ask host families to communicate directly with their student prior to their arrival.