International Homestay Agency
International Homestay Agency, IHA is a subsidiary of the VHA-Vancouver Homestay Agency, Inc. The agency incorporated in Victoria Canada in 2005. We adhere to the guidelines for homestay providers established by the Government of Canada. The company assists local host families and international students arriving in Canada, the United States, and Australia. The agency is working on expanding its homestay network and reach in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. We welcome you to join us in spreading homestay around the globe.
I was an international student who always aspired to study and travel abroad. I stayed in a homestay with a local host family in Germany to practice a foreign language and learn about western culture. The homestay experience was great. It was an excellent way for me to practice the language and form new friendships. I remember that I found that the ability to search for and book a homestay was somewhat of a challenge. Although the rise of online homestay booking and automation became widely available, I thought that the coordinated efforts and introduction by a live coordinator essential to a successful homestay placement. I believe in a homestay as a great learning experience for students to immerse in foreign cultures, speak a foreign language, and communicate effectively. A comfortable homestay arrangement is an outcome of a good match between a student and her/his host family. With the support of our dedicated partners and homestay community, our team is confident that we can assist many students and families for years to come. Thank you all for your support.
- P. O. Box 93040, Caulfeild Village RPO,
- West Vancouver, BC, Canada V7W 3G4
- Toll-free: 1 800-505-6775