Hosting with GPI has been a fantastic experience. They provide great support from the application process right through to placing a student in the home and offering ongoing assistance during the student’s stay.
Our family has really enjoyed hosting. We knew it was something we’d like to do, but our experience was even better than what we could have hoped for. It has been fun welcoming a new member into our family and getting to know her over almost a full year. Our kids have formed deep connections with their “older sister” and will miss her greatly! We look forward to staying in touch with her once she has gone back to Japan and seeing how her life continues to unfold. It has been a joy to support our student as she bravely endeavours to improve her English skills and to learn about and immerse herself in Canadian culture. We too have had the opportunity to learn from her and develop a deeper understanding of her culture. It has also been great fun to tour her around parts of our beautiful province. What a worthwhile year this has been for our family!