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Studying in Canada is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an undergraduate program is C$11,903.
Many Canadian families welcome international students. This may be an effective way for students to improve their English or French, learn about daily life in Canada, and meet new, friendly people. Homestays also offer a more stable and secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada. Typically, a homestay consists of a Canadian family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals and a private, furnished room are provided in the home, and the host family welcomes and encourages participation in family and community activities.
Homestays are arranged by the school and students are matched with families who share similar interests. Amenities and location vary from home to home, but preferences can and should be indicated to the school so that a suitable match may be found. Many schools can arrange for a school representative or homestay family to meet students at the airport when they arrive.
Prices will vary according to location, and some homestay services will charge an initial placement fee of up to $200 CDN.
Average cost of homestay accommodation is $400 - $800 CDN per month.
Many schools have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campus. Rooms can vary in size and in quality, and many dormitories have shared kitchens, toilets, showers and laundry facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room, and dormitories are usually separated by gender. In some cases, there are cafeterias and meal plans that can be included in the cost of the room. Most dormitories come furnished, and are an ideal way to become involved in campus activities and meet other students.
Average cost of residence/dormitory rooms is $3,000 - $7,500 CDN per school year.