• GEOS Ottawa International Student Accommodations

International Student Accommodations

GEOS Ottawa typically offers three options for international students:

The homestay program is an excellent opportunity for students looking for the complete Canadian experience- living with a local family and learning about Canadian life from the inside!

During summer months, students have the option of staying in a student residence This option is great for those looking for a little more freedom and independence.

GEOS Ottawa also supplies a limited number of private apartments for more independent students. 


Homestay is an excellent, cost-effective choice for students wishing to have a safe and secure study and travel experience. Staying with a host family gives students the opportunity to have a richer cultural experience and practice new English skills daily. Host families help students to adapt to life in Canada, by offering advice and a safe and warm environment in which to live.

A GEOS staff member visits each host family home to ensure it’s a safe, welcoming place where our students will be happy. All families have also had a police background check, and they have agreed to follow the GEOS guidelines for hosting students. Our aim is to provide our students with a secure, educational and home experience. Our host families live in safe, comfortable residential neighborhoods, between 35 – 45 minutes from the school by bus. Contact us directly for more information. 

Homestay 2016 (Prices per week in CAD)

Season A Season B Season C
Sun-SatUntil Mar 19/from Oct 2 Mar 20-June 18/Aug 28-Oct1 Jun 19-Aug 27
Single Homestay Half-board 230 240 255
Single Homestay Full-Board 260 270 285

Student Residence

In summer months, students can also choose to live in a university residence, located in downtown Ottawa, about 10 minutes from the school. These single or double rooms are available from May to August, and offer a more independent living experience in Ottawa’s convenient downtown core.  

Contact us directly for more information or check out our residences below:

One Eleven Residence         

Mc Kellar Park Suites           

Ottawa University Residence

Residence Ottawa 2016 (Prices per week in CAD)

Season A Season B Season C
Sun-SatUntil Mar 19/from Oct 2 Mar 20-June 18/Aug 28-Oct1 Jun 19-Aug 27
Single Residence 460 470 485
Double Residence 400 410 425

Private Apartments

A limited number of furnished apartments are sometimes available and GEOS can supply information for students to select and reserve on their own.

Contact us directly for more information. 

*Accommodation Placement Fee: $200 (non-refundable if accommodation is confirmed)