The Greater Essex County District School Board is becoming a popular choice for students from around the world seeking to benefit from strong educational programs, welcoming school communities and great learning opportuities in Canada.
There are 159 students from Asia, South America and Europe registered to study at GECDSB schools this year with more expected. Each one of them has to have a place to live, which is often arranged through the placement organization, MLI Homestay.
If someone is interested in hosting an international student, on a short or long term basis, they can contact the Homestay coordinator in this area, Laura @ 705-795-3329. Financial compensation is provided for a family willing to welcome a young person into their home to cover the costs of room and board. It's a great opportunity to be part of the learning experience for a student from another country, helping them discover Windsor, Essex County and Canada. It's also rewarding for the host family as they find out about a different culture in another part of the world.