Become a Host Family

Do you live in Delta and have room in your heart and in your home?

Being a host family is a wonderful opportunity to share you culture and learn about other cultures at the same time. In hosting a student, you are also playing a vital role in the most important experience they’ve had in their life to date!

We greatly value and respect the contributions made by our families and our pleased to offer host families an exceptional level of support both in onboarding new families, as well as supporting host families as they host their students.

Students come from a variety of countries in Asia, Europe, Central and South America and Africa.  Delta’s International Students represent 35 different countries.

For more information about becoming a host family please visit our International Homestay Program website Delta International Programs Homestay Website or email

General Information

Length of Placement: Full year, short term, summer
Student Ages: Elementary, Secondary, Adult
Homestay Fees: $1100 a month starting September 2023
Arrival Dates: continuous intake

As one of the program objectives is English acquisition and immersion, it is an expectation of visiting foreign students that English will be spoken in the home in order to provide an immersion environment.

Brent Gibson Homestay Manager and Summer Program
Teri Gallant (Ladner)
Tania Hope (Tsawwassen)604 952 5385
Michele Ramsden (Seaquam Secondary, Burnsview Secondary and Delview Secondary)604 952
Brizeida Hall (North Delta Secondary and Sands Secondary)604 952

Application Process

Step 1 - Contact Us

Reach out to the Homestay Coordinator for your area, our Homestay Manager or email us at  We can answer any initial questions you might have and outline the responsibilities and rewards of being a homestay family.

Step 2 - Complete an Application Form

Complete Host Family Application and Contract for Host Families and scan/email it to the homestay coordinator in your area, our homestay manager or

You can also drop it off in person at our office.

Delta School District
International Student Programs
4585 Harvest Drive
Delta, BC V4K 5B4


Step 3 - Home Visit

Once reviewed, your homestay coordinator will contact you if there is any information that needs to be clarified and will contact you to arrange a home visit where we will review the facilities available for the students and talk in more detail about the program and expectations.  This is also a chance for you and your family to ask us questions about the program as well.

After the home visit, you will be asked to send some pictures of your home to share with students in advance of their arrival when placed with you.

Step 4 - Criminal Record Check

Once your application is approved and you are ready to start hosting, you will be required to complete a criminal record check for all adults aged 19 and older living in your home. There are multiple ways that this can be done.  Options will be provided to you by your homestay coordinator.

Step 5 - Welcoming a Student

Your homestay coordinator will be in touch and will outline the profile of a student who they feel will be a good fit for your home. Once confirmed, we encourage you to be in touch with the student and their family and do at least one Zoom/Teams/Skype call before their arrival.

We provide ongoing support to you in advance of your students arrival and through their stay. Beyond our monthly newsletter and the Zoom sessions we do to support homestay families, please reach out to your coordinator as any questions or issues arise.