The New Brunswick International Student Program (NBISP), a program of Atlantic Education International, a government of New Brunswick agency, welcomes students in middle and high school from over 20 countries to attend a New Brunswick school for a few months, a semester or for the full school year. The program provides an opportunity for visiting students to live with a host family, attend classes with New Brunswick students and participate in extra-curricular and community activities so they can develop their language skills and create lasting friendships. New Brunswick students and communities also benefit through enhanced cultural exposure and positive economic spin-offs.
The program is seeking homestay families for students arriving in September at OHS. The responsibilities of homestay families include providing a bedroom for the student (not shared), internet access, three nutritious meals/day, and most importantly is welcoming students as part of the family. All types of families including those with or without children are invited to apply. Homestay Coordinator, Larry Wood, will meet with applicants for an interview at your home in order to make the best match for both hosts and students. Hosts are required to submit a Criminal Record Check as part of the application process. A stipend of $350 is paid two times per month to cover costs of hosting. Larry provides support to homestay families and students throughout the year and coordinates monthly activities for students. Interested hosts can fill out an expression of interest form at www.nbisp.ca or contact Larry directly at Larry.Wood@nbed.nb.ca
Please see the following links regarding the International Program: