Liane's Vancouver Homestay

Homestay Fees

~Current Fees as of 1 August 2023

2023 Aug - 2024 Jul Homestay Fee Schedule
*Effective August 1st 2023

2023 Aug - 2024 Jul Homestay for Minors Fee Schedule
*Fees for students under 19 years old who need a Custodian


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~Fees will increase effective 1 August 2024

2024 Aug - 2025 Jul Homestay Fee Schedule
*Effective August 1st 2024

2024 Aug - 2025 Jul Homestay for Minors Fee Schedule
*Fees for students under 19 years old who need a Custodian

Changing Families:

Families are chosen to facilitate a “good match” between Student and Family. If the student has valid reasons and is not happy with their host family. Liane’s Vancouver Homestay will locate a new host family for the student at no additional charge. This will be done one time only. If student request to be moved again a second placement fee may be charged at LVH discretion.

Students wishing to change location because of change of school or campus will be charged another placement fee.

Refund Policy:

All unused homestay will be refunded to the student upon request.

Placement fee is non-refundable except if a student’s visa is denied. Proof of denied visa is required for placement fee refund.

If a Custodian Student’s visa is denied, LVH will refund all fees except the $250 Custodianship fee and the bank fees. Proof of denied visa is required for refund.

To receive a full refund for Airport Services you must cancel in writing no later than 48 hours prior to arrival time.

LVH is not responsible for refunds when students pay host families directly.

How Homestay is Calculated:

A homestay month is calculated as 4 weeks or 28 days.

Your homestay starts the date you move in, or drop off luggage to your homestay. As arrival dates are not always on the 1st of the month they are unique to the student, the pay periods will start on arrival date and continue in 28 day sections for payment purposes.

Homestay is calculated by nights like a hotel with the time being from noon till noon. If you stay longer than noon on your last day you will be charged for an additional day.

Holiday Policy:

To receive this discount students leaving for holidays must provide written/email notice with exact departure and return dates one month before leaving. If intended holidays are 15 consecutive days or longer students are applicable for a holiday half rate. Holiday half rate is calculated per day and is charged for holding the room and storing the belongings without the cost of food or energy consumption. This discount is only applicable for students who pay their continued homestay through the LVH office.

Please note students who do not pay to keep their room over holidays and wish to return to homestay will be charged a new placement fee. You are not guranteed placement in the same homestay even if you request it, and if you do return to the same homestay, there is still a new placement fee.

Short Notice Application Fee:

Any student application or payment submitted with less than 2 weeks (14 calendar days) from the arrival date is applicable for an additional $50+GST charge. Please take into consideration the time and effort it takes LVH to find you the best family possible and plan accordingly. 

LVH does have last minute families available for short notice placement but we cannot guarantee all requests can be met under those circumstances.