Homestay Host Application Process


CMSD 82 International Student Program - African American family walking in the fall by water with smiles.Coast Mountains School District #82 thanks you for your interest in hosting an international student. 

We value and respect the contribution made by families in our community who host international students and are pleased to be able to offer an excellent Homestay Host Program to our international students.

Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to share our culture and learn about other cultures at the same time.

NOTE: The program objective is for English acquisition. It is an expectation of visiting foreign students that English will be spoken in the home to provide an immersion environment.



What do I need to do to get started?

Global Eyes LogoThe process is designed to be as simple as possible with the introduction of the Global Eyes platform to keep all your information secure and all in one place online.

Take a moment and read through this application process and then head over to the Homestay Host Program page to learn more about your role as a homestay host before you decide if this is the right journey for you and your family.


Application Process

Step 1:

The Homestay Application Form is accessed through Global Eyes – your main dashboard and portal for all International Student homestay coordination moving forward.

You will need to register as a new applicant to be a Homestay Host through the link provided below: 


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Step 2:

Upon receiving your application, we will contact you to confirm your suitability for our program and what to expect moving forward.  

Step 3:

We will arrange for a home visit and an interview once all prerequisite documents, located inside the Global Eyes platform, are seen as completed. 

Step 4:

Once an interview has been scheduled you must arrange to complete a criminal record check at your cost for all adults 19 and over living in the home. 

Please ensure that this includes a vulnerable sector check as some students may be under the age of majority (19 years) in British Columbia. 

A printable request form on the school district letterhead will be forwarded to you to take to your local RCMP Detachment.

CMSD 82 International Student Program - family running in a park.


Should you have further questions or require additional information, please email


Your QuickStarT Links!

1) get started right away with your application as a Homestay Host today.

2) Know someone you think would be a good fit as a homestay host? Copy and share our International Student Homestay Host Brochure link below!

NOTE: You will be taken to our Global Eyes platform where you will need to register to start the application process:

Homestay Host Application>>

International Student Program Brochure>>


When you open your home to an international student you will take part in an incredible exchange of culture and help them experience what daily life in Canada is really like.

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