Host a Student
NSL Camps is looking for English speaking hosts to provide room and board for international and Canadian students. The objective is for our international students to improve their English and learn about our society and culture while living with a Canadian family. Our students represent all nationalities and religions and most are between the ages of 12 to 19.
You must live in the Ottawa region and have easy access to bus routes to downtown Ottawa with travel time limited to 30 minutes.
A “host family” could be a nuclear family, singles with or without children, retirees and people of all ethnic backgrounds. It is important to make your student feel at home and you should be open to learn about them too. As the students’ objective is to learn English, we are looking for households where English is the language spoken.
Hosts must provide a furnished room (bed, closet and dresser with adequate lighting). The bedroom must have an equal standing with the other bedrooms in the home. Internet access is also a requirement, either allowing use of a computer or WIFI connection.
Most students want full board, which is room with breakfast, packed lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Some opt for half board, which is breakfast and dinner weekdays and full board on weekends.
There is remuneration in exchange for your services. All adult members of the household must provide NSL Camps with a police records check for the vulnerable sector.
Recruiting for SUMMER 2015
We are now recruiting for SUMMER 2015. Students will attend our programs from June 21 to August 15th. You can commit for one or more weeks during this period. Please complete the following form. Once it is received, NSL Camps will contact you and set up a date for a home interview where we will explain more about the program and visit your home. Thank you for your interest.