Welcome Home in Calgary

저희는 규모는 작지만 친숙하고 안정된 홈스테이 서비스를 1999년부터 캘거리에서 제공하고 있습니다. 홈스테이 캘거리는 친숙하고 개인화된 서비스를 제공하고 해외의 50개국에서 수백명의 학생들을 홈스테이와 연결시켜주고 있습니다. 저희는 대리인이 아닙니다. 저희는 학교나 다른 기관 혹은 저희가 제공하는 홈스테이에서 어떠한 중개 비용도 받지 않습니다. 저희는 학생들에게 명목상의, 환불불가의 등록비(Our Services 탭에서 볼 수 있습니다)를 받고 있습 니다. 이 등록비는 공항 픽업에서부터 여러분을 새로운 환경에 적응시키기 위한 서비스를 제공합니다. 저희는 캐네디언과 국제 학생들의 자원봉사에 의해 운영되는 비영리 단체 입니다.

저희의 목표는 저희가 관리하는 모든 학생들이 캐나다 내에서 공부 또는 일을 하면서 긍정적이고 새로운 경험을 갖게하는 것입니다. 저희는 홈스테이를 선정하는데 있어 여러분이 캐나다 생활에 적응하기 위한 모든것을 고려합니다.

The Team

Arie van Vliet

Volunteer Vice-President Communications and Chauffeur

It is always exciting to receive a new application. I am a Canadian originally from the Netherlands. I send the e-mails and chauffer for Homestay Calgary. I enjoy meeting new arrivals at the airport and introducing them to their host families.

Carrie van Vliet

Homestay Coordinator

Hello, I'm Carrie, the Homestay Co-ordinator, and everyone's "mom". I'm a "native Canadian" and almost a native Calgarian, having lived in Calgary for more than 40 years. Arie and I have been hosting students ourselves for almost 20 years, even longer if you count many years of hosting just summer students from Japan and Mexico. The experience has greatly enriched our lives, and we've made many wonderful friends in different countries.

We like to think of Homestay Calgary as an extension of our own home and family, and our goal is to make sure that every student gets a warm welcome, a kind family, and has an amazing, fun-filled experience here in our friendly city. When problems arise, as they do on occasion in any family situation, we hope both our students and our families feel free to contact us at any time. Even if we cannot solve the problem, we always provide a listening ear, and sometimes that's all it takes.

Our students/workers/immigrants often keep in touch, even after they've moved on from homestay to apartments or share houses, and we continue to include them in the many activities we arrange to enrich their Canadian cultural experience. We think of each and every one of you as "our kids", no matter what your age is, marital status, or purpose in coming to Canada, you're all most welcome at Homestay Calgary!