About Homestay Agency


VHA-Vancouver Homestay Agency Inc, founded in Canada in 2005, established IHA, International Homestay Agency brand in 2008, to grow geographical reach and number of homestays around the globe. Our primary objective is promoting cultural exchange, language immersion, and comfortable stays offering personalized placement services between students and host families. We recruit homestays situated in metropolitan areas and the suburbs and located primarily close to city centers, schools, colleges, or universities. Most of them easy access to public transportation routes. The homestay agency adheres to the guidelines for homestay providers of the Government of Canada.


The founder was an international student who aspired to study and travel abroad. He stayed in a homestay with a local host family in Europe to practice a foreign language, learn about local lifestyle and western culture. With the rising trend of the free-for-all, booking, and classified websites, we discovered that the ability to search for and book homestay was somewhat cumbersome, risky, and impersonal for most students and their parents. "The need for a live person is an essential part of securing a personalized homestay placement. I established IHA to meet the needs for customized homestay services.," Our agency founder said.

Mailing Address:

Caulfeild Village RPO 93040,

West Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V7W 3G4

Toll-free: 1 800-505-6775