One of the first things you will need to do is decide where you want to live, there a few options to choose from and we recommend you speak to a Student Service representative to help you choose the option that best suits your needs.

Residence is available on-campus, which includes a meal plan, all utilities and is walking distance to CBU. There are single rooms or double rooms available, with shared washrooms and laundry facilities. There is a full buffet style cafeteria in the residence complex and is included in the fees for residence and meal plan.

Homestay is a program which places students with Canadian families willing to accept students into their home. International students who wish to immerse in the language, culture and customs of Canada seek Homestay as their accommodation of choice. For a fee, Homestays often offer accommodation, transportation, meals and other benefits of family living. While the Homestay program offers flexible terms to its participants, students, who wish to change their living arrangements, must go through the ICEAP Student Service Department. While the ICEAP will work hard to fulfill all requests, students should be aware that delays may be experienced due to availability of appropriate accommodation. However, students often stay with Homestay families for their entire stay in Cape Breton and make lifelong friendships which provide strong connections for years to come.

In some instances, homestay students eventually prefer to find other accommodation. Some would like to be located on campus and would rather live in residence. Others are ready for independent living and find an apartment with new friends. ICEAP is able to provide advice and information on which type of accommodation suits best.

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Some of the students
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Some of the students
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Toronto is the economic and cultural center in Canada. And it is also one of the most multicultural characteristic of the metropolis in North America. Choosing to study in Toronto as the first station of study abroad, students could try to blend in the diverse society quickly, understand connotation and essence of Canada multicultural, and get along with the various ethnic naturally and comfortably.

Study abroad doesn’t only mean to stay in school, but also to let students into western mainstream society as quickly as possible and adapting to the local way of life. It is very diverse of Toronto’s homestay family. There are many native to the locals and migrants from all over the world. Our Toronto campus invited third party service provider. They will rigorously scrutinized homestay family’s information for students, which including: the place of the host family; the distance between school and public transportation; driving distance, residential area, public activity area; the facility of the sitting room, dining-room, kitchen and toilet; the size of the room of available for boarding, is there any indoor pets or does exist toxic substances; house advocate ethnic and professional background, family situation and even interests; no criminal background checks on record.

The homestay will supply for student:

- Participating in family and community activities. To let students increasing the sense of belonging, familiar with the customs, making new friends, and into the mainstream society.
- Three meals one day. To provide sufficient nutrition for students' learning life assurance.
- Spending the time with homestay family members is the good chance to exercise students’ listening and oral English.
- A good host family not only provides students with convenience and care in life, more also should bring students like the family warmth. At the same time with cultural exchange, it also could spread Canadian values and way of life

Choose the host family in Toronto, will open a door for students to study abroad life on the world. Meanwhile, the life experiences with different ethnic host families could let students making the preparation into universities or enter the work places in advanced.

Another accommodation option is to find an apartment or house off campus, either alone or with roommates. Apartment living offers privacy, independence and the chance to take on new responsibilities such paying your own utilities, taking the bus or driving to school, buying your own groceries and exploring your new community on your own.

Regardless of which accommodation option students choose, ICEAP staff is ready help.

Type Fees (Monthly)

Double Room Around $800.00

Single Room+3Meal $750.00