Hamilton Mountain host families wanted

News Mar 24, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

It’s an opportunity for Hamilton families to open their doors and showcase some local culture and amenities to young people from Quebec.

Mohawk College has partnered with the Centre Linguistique du College de Jonquiere (a CEGEP or pre-university college located in Jonquiere, a borough of Saguenay, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City) through the federally funded Explore Program and is looking for host families for some 200 boys and girls, age 16 and 17 for five weeks this summer.

“It’s a life-learning experience,” said Valentina Stagnani, director of the language and culture centre and international programs at Mohawk College’s Fennell campus.

Stagnani noted the students will be in Hamilton to practise their English, get a taste of what the area has to offer and hopefully build new friendships.

The students will be in Hamilton from July 2 to Aug. 2 and will be attending English language classes at Mohawk each morning and taking part in a variety of social, cultural and sporting activities in the afternoon.

The Canada Homestay Network is working with the college to find host families for the teens and relationship manager Stephanie Lostanaw Lavin said they need 150 host families in addition to the 60 they have already lined up.

Typically, a host family will make the students feel welcome and be interested in making lifelong friendships, provide an English-speaking environment for the Quebec teens to practise their language skills, provide three meals plus snacks each day, be able to host up to three students in their home and live within a 60-minute HSR ride of the Fennell campus.

Lostanaw Lavin said host families will receive $837 per student for the five-week period to help pay the cost of food and other amenities.

All host families go through a screening process including a police check.

More information on becoming a host family can be obtained by emailing hamiltoninfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

 

Hamilton Mountain host families wanted

Explore Program bringing 200 Quebec teens to Hamilton this summer

News Mar 24, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

It’s an opportunity for Hamilton families to open their doors and showcase some local culture and amenities to young people from Quebec.

Mohawk College has partnered with the Centre Linguistique du College de Jonquiere (a CEGEP or pre-university college located in Jonquiere, a borough of Saguenay, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City) through the federally funded Explore Program and is looking for host families for some 200 boys and girls, age 16 and 17 for five weeks this summer.

“It’s a life-learning experience,” said Valentina Stagnani, director of the language and culture centre and international programs at Mohawk College’s Fennell campus.

Stagnani noted the students will be in Hamilton to practise their English, get a taste of what the area has to offer and hopefully build new friendships.

The students will be in Hamilton from July 2 to Aug. 2 and will be attending English language classes at Mohawk each morning and taking part in a variety of social, cultural and sporting activities in the afternoon.

The Canada Homestay Network is working with the college to find host families for the teens and relationship manager Stephanie Lostanaw Lavin said they need 150 host families in addition to the 60 they have already lined up.

Typically, a host family will make the students feel welcome and be interested in making lifelong friendships, provide an English-speaking environment for the Quebec teens to practise their language skills, provide three meals plus snacks each day, be able to host up to three students in their home and live within a 60-minute HSR ride of the Fennell campus.

Lostanaw Lavin said host families will receive $837 per student for the five-week period to help pay the cost of food and other amenities.

All host families go through a screening process including a police check.

More information on becoming a host family can be obtained by emailing hamiltoninfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

 

Hamilton Mountain host families wanted

Explore Program bringing 200 Quebec teens to Hamilton this summer

News Mar 24, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

It’s an opportunity for Hamilton families to open their doors and showcase some local culture and amenities to young people from Quebec.

Mohawk College has partnered with the Centre Linguistique du College de Jonquiere (a CEGEP or pre-university college located in Jonquiere, a borough of Saguenay, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City) through the federally funded Explore Program and is looking for host families for some 200 boys and girls, age 16 and 17 for five weeks this summer.

“It’s a life-learning experience,” said Valentina Stagnani, director of the language and culture centre and international programs at Mohawk College’s Fennell campus.

Stagnani noted the students will be in Hamilton to practise their English, get a taste of what the area has to offer and hopefully build new friendships.

The students will be in Hamilton from July 2 to Aug. 2 and will be attending English language classes at Mohawk each morning and taking part in a variety of social, cultural and sporting activities in the afternoon.

The Canada Homestay Network is working with the college to find host families for the teens and relationship manager Stephanie Lostanaw Lavin said they need 150 host families in addition to the 60 they have already lined up.

Typically, a host family will make the students feel welcome and be interested in making lifelong friendships, provide an English-speaking environment for the Quebec teens to practise their language skills, provide three meals plus snacks each day, be able to host up to three students in their home and live within a 60-minute HSR ride of the Fennell campus.

Lostanaw Lavin said host families will receive $837 per student for the five-week period to help pay the cost of food and other amenities.

All host families go through a screening process including a police check.

More information on becoming a host family can be obtained by emailing hamiltoninfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.