Study Abroad - Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board International Program

Our international education program provides a variety of services to our international students, making their time in Canada as enjoyable as possible.

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“I chose to come to this school because I wanted the real Canadian experience and for some of the specialty courses. I love my school and have met many great friends.”

- Tim From Germany


The Homestay Family is an important part of the International Education experience for the student. Our Board strongly believes in a positive cross-cultural experience for both students and host families; all students must live in an approved homestay. Our Board has an “in-house” homestay program which offers the following:

A home away from home

A home that is inspected, approved and over seen by the Coordinator of International Education.


Residence in a home in the community that provides the International student with the security and care of life with a Canadian family.

In the community

Homes are in small safe communities; in some cases within walking distance to the school or a short bus ride.

The best fit

Student needs are taken into consideration when being matched with a homestay parent.

English development

Opportunity to practice and improve their English skills.

Family events

Inclusion in family events and activities.

Great food

Accommodation and meals, seven days a week for the entire duration of the school year.

Your own space

Their own room with a suitable desk for study purposes.

Home access

Reasonable access to all the homes facilities including laundry facilities.


Transportation to most appointments and other supports usually available when living in a home.

Small City Charm With Big City Exposure

Kingston is a Canadian city on Lake Ontario with a population of 125,000, at the mouth of the Rideau Canal, Cataraqui and St. Lawrence rivers. It is known as the “Limestone City” for its grand 19th-century buildings, including the lakeside Kingston City Hall. As the original capital city of Canada, Kingston boasts 21 National Historic Sites including Fort Henry and Bellevue House.

Kingston is also a major university town, home to not only Queen’s University but also the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College. In 2013, the BBC listed Kingston as one of the top 5 university towns in the world, while personal finance website ranked it as 3rd best place to live in Canada. With more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country, Kingston is also a foodie’s heaven and, as one of Canada’s most consistently windy cities, it is popular with sailors.


How To Apply

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