Students are carefully matched to one of our caring host families who will provide a private bedroom, food for three meals per day and internet access. It’s a great way for you to immerse yourself in Canadian culture and experience Canadian life in a family setting. It offers lots of opportunity to practice your English and improve your language skills.
Georgian College currently works with 3rd party partners who provide homestay services.
Homestay requires a minimum of two months commitment and the two months must be paid in advance.
There are many options for finding housing off-campus. We recommend places4students.com.
Be prepared to:
- share a house or common spaces with other students
- purchase and prepare your own meals
- pay your own bills and live with other people, including Georgian students
The cost of private rentals is generally between $500 and $700 per room per month (meals not included) in Barrie, or $550 to $650 per room per month in other campus communities. In addition, students must pay $100 to $150 for utilities.
View photos of each residence and speak with your landlord (and roommates where possible) on the phone to ask questions before you sign the contract, make the payment, etc.
We advise students to finalize or research their accommodations BEFORE they arrive in Canada.
To find more information about your rights as a tenant, please refer to these tip sheets and support services:
Want to learn more about studying at Georgian as an international student?
Georgian’s international team is here to help you find a program that is right for you and help you settle in to your new home at one of our seven campuses in Ontario.