The Limestone District School Board hosts more than 120 international students each year from countries such as Brazil, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, and others. Some students come for one semester, to improve their English and experience living in a new culture. Others come for a longer period in order to prepare for entering a Canadian college or university.


We are currently inviting families, especially those who live in central and west-end Kingston, to join our pool of homestay providers. We turn to this pool when an international student seeks a place to live.


Host families provide international students with the support that parents normally provide their own children:


- A nurturing family environment while they study in Kingston.

- A private bedroom, equipped with a bed, desk, and appropriate storage space.

- Three nutritious meals per day.

- Transportation to activities around Kingston, when necessary.


Host families are compensated with a monthly stipend.


Hosting an international student is a highly rewarding experience. Many life-long friendships have developed out of Limestone's international student homestay program.


If you are interested in learning more details, please contact Debbie Villeneuve at or call (613) 544-7745 Ext. 290.



International Education Office
Limestone District School Board
164 Van Order Drive, 1st Floor
Kingston, Ontario

K7M 1C1


(phone) 613-544-7745
(fax) 613-544-8997



Limestone District School Board is located in Kingston, Ontario, a small city of 120,000 people located at the eastern mouth of Lake Ontario. Kingston is rich in history, quality of life, and post-secondary education opportunities. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than any other Canadian city, Kingston is Canada's education capital.


Limestone District School Board is the gateway to many outstanding educational opportunities that await international students in Kingston. Your future here is bright!


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