The agency was established and operated by VHA-Vancouver Homestay Agency Inc. LLC. It is a registered company in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada, since February of 2005.
We welcome homestay hosts and their families to host domestic and international students in their prospective homes. The agency's primary objective is promoting cultural exchange, language immersion, and comfortable stays.
The agency recruits homestays in metropolitan areas and the suburbs located within easy access to city centers, schools, colleges, or universities. Most of our homestays either have easy access to public transit, school bus routes, or some include rides to a local school. Our homestays and students usually adhere to our homestay guidelines to facilitate easy and successful stays.
Our founder; "I was an international student who aspired to study and travel abroad. I stayed in a homestay with a local host family in Europe to practise a foreign language while attending school. I learned how to use words correctly and a great deal about the lifestyle and culture. Therefore, I founded IHA to offer personalized and well-coordinated homestay placements to domestic and international students, schools and colleges".