Homestay Program, Student Residences, and Furnished Apartments
The GEOS Homestay Program is intended to give visiting foreign students a first-hand experience of Canadian culture by sharing in everyday host family life. As well as being able to use practical English or French language skills they have learned in school, it is expected that students will be able participate in family activities for a holistic view of life in Montreal.
A GEOS staff member visits each of our host families with students’ interests in mind. All families have also had a police background check. Our aim is to provide our students with a secure, educational and vibrant environment. Our host families live in safe, comfortable neighborhoods in Montreal and in neighboring suburbs.
Alternatively, we can also place you in a student residence close to the school. Please click here for more information about our residences.
Our Homestay and Accomodation services are provided only to our students.
If you are a student who is interested in accommodation services, please click HERE to fill out our homestay application form.
If you are a host family who is interested in hosting one of our students, please click HERE to fill out our host family application form.
My Experience in Montreal, and with the Activities:
The first thing you have to know is, that you have to take a direct flight or just with one stop, which it isn't in the United States, because you need just for this country a special card without you can’t land in the airport. Furthermore, you need lots of time for the control-passing and you have to take new flight tickets. When I finally arrived in Montreal I was very tired and I was so happy that someone from GEOS came and picked me up.
My first day in Montreal started not so very well, because at breakfast, I had just one yoghurt cause of our coordinator, who forgot to buy something to eat. But that was just that one time.The activities were very good, because they were very different. For example, we went kayaking (you are on a boat with paddles), did inline-skating, and sang in a karaoke bar. But you have to climb the mountain of Montreal, where you can see the most buildings in Montreal and you have a great view. For me, Montreal is a great city, where you can walk very often, if you are near Downtown.
Furthermore it has lots of shops, so you should take some money with you. Besides the people in Montreal are very friendly, you can ask them for help.In the end I would like to tell you that it is more fun if you bring your friend with you.In the very end you should bring more money, if you don’t like water, because drinks in Montreal are expensive in long times.
Lars Holger Surray