Student Housing

Students will be matched with a great local homestay. This is an amazing way to immerse yourself in Canadian culture, practice your English outside of school, and enjoy a family experience. Homestays include: a comfortable private room, a private or shared bathroom, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and three meals a day. For larger groups, students may stay at a local university campus. All student accommodation is easily accessible with public transportation. Our homestay families are committed to making your stay incredible!

Contact our Accommodation Manager for more information:









Your Home Away From Home! Enjoy a truly multicultural Canadian experience with homestay families coming from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Most students choose this option as it’s more convenient, cost-efficient, and safe, especially for those traveling to a foreign land where they don’t know anyone.

Our experienced Accommodation Manager carefully screens and selects friendly hosts who provide a safe and caring environment. Staying with a host will allow for intercultural exchanges and help you practice your English while learning about Canadian traditions and culture.

This is an easy way to get to know life in a Canadian family by sharing your host mum’s curry and a few stories about life in your own country.

Choose From:

Standard Homestay

(Half-Board / Breakfast & Dinner)

Single room with shared bathroom facilities

Standard Homestay

(Full-Board / Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Single room with shared bathroom facilities

Standard Homestay Shared

(For couples or during camp)

Shared room with shared bathroom facilities

Standard Self Catering

(For who wants to rent a room without meal option)

Single Room with shared bathroom facilities

Other Accommodations

(Available only for 19+ years old students)

IGK offers non-homestay options such as hostels, hotel, student residence and premium vacation rentals in Kelowna, Calgary, or Toronto and student residences in Kelowna, Calgary and Toronto. All requests are handled on a case-by-case basic and are designed to meet each student’s needs.

If you are interested to live in a one of these options in Kelowna, Calgary or Toronto, please let us know two months in advance to find the best place for you.


The hostel is just 10 minutes away from IGK and 2 minutes away from the beach. The hostel consists of a private room with an attached bathroom. The other option if you choose to stay at the hostel is in a 4 bed (female only or co-ed) or an 8 bed co-ed dormitory with a shared bathroom. All the rooms have air conditioners, and they have lockers for security. Other services are provided by the hostel free of cost, including:

  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable-TV
  • Lockers
  • Towels

Special rates available for IGK students.

Premium Vacation Rentals

Students can choose to stay in a new facility that is located across from Kelowna's most popular beach. It is a 10 minute bus ride to IGK, and it is close to lots of amenities, including the Mission Park shopping complex. In the same building as the accommodation are lots of restaurant options to provide students with some great food options. Restaurants include Shoreline Craft Brewery, T-ONE (an Asian fusion restaurant), KB & Co (a casual Canadian diner) and there is even a Marble Slab ice cream shop for dessert. They have fully furnished suites for luxurious living. Your accommodation will include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning and heat and other utilities. Monthly rentals are available from September 1st til May 31st.

Special rates available for IGK students.


Single or double junior suites are available for single people and couples. These suites are fully equipped with kitchens, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. There is ample free parking available. Free ample parking space. Special rates available for IGK students.

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International Gateway Language Academy and College - Kelowna

DLI Number:

+1 (250) 868-4827


International Gateway Language Academy and College - Calgary

DLI Number:

+1 (587) 330-0614