Accommodations

English Language Students Housing Options

The Language Centre is pleased to provide two accommodation options for students who are studying English in Canada: Homestay and Residence. 

Homestay (Live with a local host family)

Living with a local host family is a wonderful way to learn more about Halifax and its culture. As part of a family, students have an excellent opportunity to practice the English language in a comfortable and safe environment.

Students living with local host families are provided with three meals a day. In many families, each person prepares their own breakfast and lunch. All students are provided with a private bedroom. Bedrooms include a bed, linens, towels, clothing storage, and study space (desk, table, etc.)

Fees

Current homestay costs are C$1800.00 per eight-week semester plus a C$300.00 initial non-refundable placement fee, which includes airport pick-up.

How to Apply for Homestay

Homestay requests must be received at least four to six weeks before the start of the semester.

To arrange placement with a local host family, simply download, print, and complete the 2021 Homestay Application Form and submit along with the C$300.00 non-refundable application fee, by credit card, cheque, telegraphic transfer or money order in Canadian or US funds to:

The Language Centre 
Saint Mary's University 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3

Telephone: 1-902-420-5691 
Facsimile: 1-902-420-5122 
E-mail: language@smu.ca

Residence (Live on campus with other students)

Living in student residence offers convenience, comfort and community - it is a wonderful way to make new friends! Saint Mary's University has three residence buildings, centrally located on campus near the Homburg Centre for Health and Wellness, The Patrick Power Library and other amenities. Residence buildings are linked at ground level by a corridor, and connected to the main academic complexes by covered walkways.

Dates

Winter (January 4 - April 23, 2021)

Spring (May 3 - June 25, 2021)

Summer (June 28 - August 20, 2021)

To inquire about residence rates and other information please contact The Language Centre directly:

The Language Centre 
Saint Mary's University 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3

Telephone: 1-902-420-5691 
Facsimile: 1-902-420-5122 
E-mail: language@smu.ca

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