Homestay & Residences

Whether you choose homestay or residence, IGK offers its students amazing accommodation options to choose from. Keeping all the requirements for students in mind, we provide students services that fulfill all their needs. IGK strongly stands for providing a safe environment to its students and thus security is our utmost priority for the students staying with us. Below are options for student’s accommodation:


It is one of the best ways to experience real Canadian life. Students can choose to stay with families to get a home-like atmosphere and cooked meals. It also helps students learn English faster since they get to spend time together. Since schools and colleges arrange the homestays for students, IGK screens and monitors host families on regular basis. Host families at IGK go through an extensive interview process so that students get an enriched experience staying with them. IGK homestay is for 1 parent and 1 youth for the family ESL program. Families that include more than 1 parent and 1 child are required to book their accommodation.

IGK evaluates students based on their interest, food, hobbies, and more and then allocate host family.

Contact IGK’s Homestay Coordinator for more details!.


If you wish to share a flat, you can opt for residence. You will be asked to share a flat with 5-7 students. The residence comprises individual bedrooms, a common living room, and a kitchen. A residence is perfect for those who want to make friends, roam around, and learn something new every day. It also helps in reducing the workload since sharing chores would be necessary. Also, it is a great way to learn about new cultures, languages, and food. Not just you will get to have an altogether new learning experience but you will also get your own space to study, write, and sleep.

You may also ask IGK for gender-specific floors or dormitories.

Contact IGK’s Homestay Coordinator for more details!

Other Accommodation Options

Hostel: Hostel is just 10-minute away from IGK and 2-minute away from the beach. The hostel consists of a private room with an attached bathroom. The other option to stay in a hostel is 4 bed (female or coed) or 8-bed coed dormitories with shared bathrooms. All the rooms are fully equipped with a spacious shared kitchen. Rooms have air conditioners with lockers for privacy. Other services are provided by the hostel free of cost. This includes breakfast, parking, WiFi,

cable TV, lockers, towels, bedding, BBQ area, games room, lounge, and hot tub. Special rates for IGK students.

Contact IGK’s Homestay Coordinator for details!

Premium Vacation Rental: A brand new facility opened last year is located across Kelowna’s most popular beach. 30-minute walking distance to IGK and 10 minutes by bus. This new facility has a lot of eating joints for the students to provide them scrumptious food choices. Restaurants such as Shoreline Craft Brewery, Pizza Hut, T-1 Ramen, KB&Co.-Canadian casual diner, and Marble Slab ice cream shop are there. What’s more? They have fully furnished suites for luxurious living. Get your kitchen with other basic amenities such as laundry services. Get access to free – Wi-Fi, utensils, cable TV, A/C, heat, and other utilities. Monthly rentals are available from September 1 to May 31 Special rates for IGK students.

Contact IGK’s Homestay Coordinator for details!

Hotel: Single or double junior suites are available for singles and couples. The suits are fully equipped with kitchens, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Free ample parking space. Special Rates for IGK students.

Contact IGK’s Homestay Coordinator for details!


High season for Hostel, Vacation Rental, and Motel is May to September

Low Season for Hostel, Vacation Rental, and Motel is October to April.

Discounted rates are available during the low season.

Minimum age 19 and up with a valid credit card for the hostel, vacation rental, and motel options.