UNB and Canada Homestay Network (CHN) have partnered to offer prospective international students a home away from home.

CHN, a Canadian not-for-profit that coordinates homestay options and provides custodianship assistance to international students, has extensive experience working with high school students and other Canadian universities.

“We meet a lot of students on the road who are interested in coming to UNB, but who would prefer to live in a Canadian home with the support of a local family,” explains Angélique Simpson, director, international recruitment at UNB. “With CHN as our partner, these students now have a safe way to pursue this option.”

“Attending university can be an overwhelming experience on its own.  It can be even more stressful when you are far away from your family. We want to make it as easy, safe and cost-effective as we can for our students.”

As a result of this agreement, prospective international students under the age of 18 can also now apply for their study permit, with CHN acting as their legal custodian.

“This partnership is another way we can ensure that their experience at UNB is as great as we know it can be.”

If you are interested in becoming a homestay host family, contact unb@canadahomestayinternational.ca.