Red Deer Public School District - International Services

Homestay Program

Red Deer Public Schools needs host families for International Students for:

  • Semester One (September - January) 
  • Semester Two (January -June)
  • School year (September - June)
  • Short term placements of 1 to 3 months. 
  • Note the 2015/16  rate will be $650 per month.

Download our detailed guide for host families.


Click Here Homestay Family Guide.pdf



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It will be the responsibility of the Homestay Family to:

  • Utilize their caring and nurturing talents to make their new family member feel accepted as part of their family unit.
  • Provide healthy, nutritious meals and snacks (while adhering to necessary diet restrictions) to ensure physical wellness.
  • Provide opportunities to mix, mingle and promote social development
  • Provide time for spiritual reflection.
  • Provide a private bedroom for their student containing a bed, closet,   dresser and desk with a lamp and chair.
  • Provide academic support by:
    • Arranging for tutors, should the need arise;
    • Attending parent/teacher interviews;
    • Providing Internet services or library access;
    • Providing quiet time for study;
    • Ensuring that students arrive at school on time.
  • To help students to better understand Canadian culture.