Studying English in a foreign country has added benefits that helps the students learn faster. A student will be forced to figure out how to explain themselves in English every time that they want to buy something, to get information, to socialize, etc.
Staying with a family that speaks English at home will help the student break the stigma of speaking a new language. In a warm, carefully inspected family environment, the student feels more comfortable than being with strangers. They can have conversations over dinner, talk about school, receive information about fun activities that the family likes doing in Vancouver, or do many more fun things together depending on the family and the student’s interests. Some families like taking the students around Vancouver for a guided tour, or bring them to school before their start date to get them familiar with the public transportation.
Homestay options can be customized depending on the ESL student’s budget and needs. There can be 3, 2 times a day or no meal options. Paid homestay upgrades are available such as private TV, closer to school, private bathroom. Internet is available for free in most homestays.