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Homestay Parents

Homestay parents are crucial component to the international student experience.  At RIE, we support our homestay parents in providing students with a warm, safe and welcoming home to develop English, learn a new culture and embark on a new adventure.

RIE Homestay Requirements

  • Provide a private room with bed, dresser, desk, window and lamp

  • Ensure an English speaking environment

  • Ability to provide 3 meals a day plus snacks

  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check

  • Be located in the city of Richmond

  • Willingness to include an international student into your family and provide a friendly and welcoming environment for a student new to Canada. 

For more information on becoming a homestay parent, contact our RIE Homestay Manager – Ms. Karen York at