International Homestay Agency was founded in Canada in 2005 to recruit homestay host families from around the globe. Our agency's primary objective is promoting cultural exchange, language immersion, and comfortable stays offering matching placement services between students among host families. We recruit homestays situated in metropolitan areas and the suburbs situated 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 adhere to local guidelines for homestay providers.
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".