NC’s Homestay program: Host an international educator, July 8 to August 29

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Have you considered hosting an international student, but are worried about the long-term commitment?

 

This summer, a new short-term Homestay program opportunity is available for NC employees to host educators from Brazil during a Brazilian Basic Education Teachers program at NC’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, July 8 to August 29.

During their studies, educators will live in Niagara-on-the-Lake with local families as part of NC’s Homestay program. Experiencing the lifestyle of a local family helps those studying at the College from around the world become immersed in Canadian culture. At the same time, the experience serves to create a more globally and culturally engaged community.

By sharing your culture with one of the Brazilian educators, you can help make their experience at NC a remarkable one. Friends and neighbours who live in Niagara Falls or St. Catharines are also welcome to apply for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Homestay program is a learning opportunity for students as well as full-time and part-time employees and their families. Participants can develop their global competencies and intercultural skills – and, in the case of Homestay families, they do so without leaving the comfort of their home.

Becoming a short-term Homestay family is an opportunity for those who are not able to commit to the full duration of the Homestay program. Host families are compensated $750 per month for their involvement.

By welcoming a Brazilian educator into your home for the summer term, you will invite exposure to new experiences and a new world view. Hosting 50 educators from Brazil creates a unique two-way learning experience as host families will further develop their understanding of Brazilian culture and the education system in another part of the world.

Niagara Falls and St. Catharines residences who are interested in participating in NC’s Homestay program for the upcoming summer term are encouraged to submit an online application using the following link by no later than Monday, July 1: international.niagaracollege.ca/forms/host-families/

Questions about the Homestay program can be directed to NC’s Housing and Settlement advisor, Karan Salgotra by phone 905-735-2211 extension 4190 or ksalgotra@niagaracollege.ca.

To learn more about becoming a Homestay family, please visit: international.niagaracollege.ca/student-services/housing-options/host-family/

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