Information for Prospective Homestay Families

Are you interested in hosting an International student in your home? For more information about becoming a Homestay Family and to apply, see our Homestay Family Information Package (PDF). The Homestay Family Information Package contains information about the program, guidelines for Homestay families, an application, and a contract.

Information for Students

Finding housing when you are not living close by can sometimes seem like an challenging task. However, we have come up with a list of options which will make your decision much more manageable!

There are a few options for students in terms of living in Niagara:

The most popular option for students in the ESL programs is our Homestay Program. This program provides students with the opportunity to live with an English-speaking family, while studying at Brock. This is a great opportunity to practice your English, as well as learn about Canadian culture! For more information about Homestay, please visit our Homestay Program website.

Another option for students is to live off-campus and search for a home individually. Brock University has a great Off-Campus Living website which has many listings, resources, and helpful tips about living off-campus. For more information about off-campus living, please visit Off-Campus Living Services.

If students are studying in an ESL program in the Spring and Summer, students are able to stay in University Residence. Students are housed in Quarry View Residence, which is directly across the street from the International Centre! For more information about Spring/Summer on-campus accommodation, please visit Conference Services.

Temporary Short-Term Accommodation

If you arrive to St. Catharines before you can move into your accommodation, there are a variety of temporary accommodation solutions in St. Catharines. A great resource for short-term accommodation is Tourism St. Catharines. Most of the hotels in St. Catharines are in the North end of the city. However, they are usually located on, or near a bus route, so you would have no problem getting around St. Catharines, or getting to Brock University. The closest hotel to Brock University is the Four Points by Sheraton, which is located across the street.

Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to interact with English speaking Canadians

Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to interact with English speaking Canadians