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The Central Okanagan International Education Homestay Team promotes and supports the best possible homestay experience for middle and secondary international students attending schools in our district. Every year, approximately 300 host families open their homes to international students. 

Our homestay coordinators place students with host families who provide a safe, nurturing home for their study abroad experience. Our program takes great care to treat all students and host families as unique, and to offer support to students and host families in regards to all aspects of life in Canada, and ensures that students have a rewarding experience while learning about other cultures. 

We hope that our program will help to create relationships between host families and students that will last a lifetime.

Lori McPhail


250-860-9729 ext. 7249

Homestay Coordinator for

CNB Middle School

Glenrosa Middle School

Mount Boucherie Secondary 

 Carolina Moreno


250-860-9729 ext. 6194

Homestay Coordinator for

Rutland Middle School

Springvalley Middle School

George Elliot Secondary School

Rutland Secondary School

​Natalie Messent

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250-860-9729 ext. 823

Homestay Coordinator for 

Dr. Knox Middle School

KLO Middle School

Kelowna Secondary School

Eva Shen


250-860-9729 ext. 4001

Homestay Coordinator for

Canyon Falls Middle School

Okanagan Mission Secondary