Host families help international students in Golden

Each year, Golden welcomes groups of international students from Mexico, Germany, Spain, Austria, and other countries.

These students, studying in Grades 8 to 12 stay in Golden for five to 10 months, and require host families to take them in.

Types of host families come in a wide range, from nuclear families with school-aged children to retired couples and single parents. Host families receive reimbursement for bringing international students into their homes.

Hosting an international students allows families to learn about another person’s culture, customs, and history, inspires people to explore their own province and country, makes a meaningful difference on a global scale, develops lasting friendships with students and their overseas families, and brings host families together to socialize.

Hosting a student has economic and curricular benefits for local schools, promotes tourism, local economy, and counters declining enrolment.

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