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.
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:
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 (Sunday – Saturday)
Prices per week in
until Mar 17 / from Sep 30
Mar 18 – Jun 16 / Aug 26 – Sep 29
Jun 17 – Aug 25
*Accommodation Placement Fee: $200 (non-refundable if accommodation is confirmed)