There is currently a very limited demand for homestay accommodation in the following municipalities: Abbotsford, Delta, Langley, and Surrey. Unless very specific requests are made we will likely not proceed with screening any new families at this time. If you reside in one of these municipalities we encourage you to check our website again to determine whether an increased demand exists. If you reside in Coquitlam please contact our office prior to submitting an application as a very limited demand exists in certain areas.
There is a three-step process to become approved for hosting international students or visitors through FCI:
- You must complete and submit the Host Family Application below.
- A reply will be emailed to you within 7 – 10 days after submission of an application. The reply will confirm your suitability for our program and will indicate whether an interview will take place.
- Once an interview has been scheduled all adult members of the household who are 19 years of age or older must arrange to complete a criminal record check at your cost. Please ensure that this includes a vulnerable sector check as some students may be under the age of majority (19 years) in British Columbia. A printable request form on our company letterhead will be forwarded to you to take to your local police department. Some police departments will not require this request form but will require our company name and address.
Once approved, a host family will remain in good standing based on compliance with FCI’s Hosting International Students: Terms and Conditions and General Standards of Practice document.