Nacel Canada’s homestay program is looking for host families for 25 French teenagers aged 14 to 17 who are set to visit Saskatchewan this summer.

The teens will stay for four weeks in July, with another group arriving for four weeks in August. The host family can be located anywhere in the province and will receive a stipend as compensation. 

“They’re here to experience Canadian culture, improve their english, and enjoy time with a Canadian family,” said Debbie Ackerman from Nacel.

Ackerman highlighted the program as a great learning opportunity for both the visiting students and the host families. During the homestay, participants will learn about French culture while sharing Canadian culture.

“They become lifelong friends and love hanging out with the family, doing what the family does. If you have kids, that's great. If you don't, we have many hosts without kids. It's all about the experience,” Ackerman said.


To apply to become a host family, Ackerman said to reach her at (306) 737-2054, where she can send you a host family questionnaire or answer any questions you may have about the program.