Orientation

Arriving in Canada - Orientation


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As you are probably arriving only a couple of days prior to the start of school you will need to take care of several issues. You will be meeting and getting to know your new family. As much as you are nervous and excited, so is your homestay family.


You will get a tour of the home, and shown where everything is such as the laundry room, where clean towels are kept, how some of the appliances work, etc.

Once you have familiarized yourself with the house, make yourself at home. But please, you must respect everyone’s right to privacy and quiet. Always knock, announce yourself, and wait until you are acknowledged before entering someone else’s room. And you must always be considerate when using common areas.

You will need a tour of your neighborhood, including directions to and from your school. Ask your host for help finding and using the bus and metro system. You will need to familiarize yourself with the local routes. It would be very helpful if your host family could accompany you to school for the first day or two.

When you arrive at school your first day, there will be teachers and “buddies” to help and guide you to where you need to be.

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