Accommodation available to suit all tastes
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Homestay This may help you improve your English or French. Homestays are arranged by the school and students are matched with families who share similar interests. The average cost of homestay accommodation is between C$400 (HK$2,150) and C$800 per month.
Dormitory Many schools have halls on or near their campuses. They have shared kitchens, toilets, showers and laundry facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room, and dormitories are usually separated by gender. The average cost is between C$3,000 and C$7,500 per year.
Off-campus housing Accommodation in major cities is often scarce and expensive. Schools may have lists of affordable housing near the campus.
Several students could share a rented house or self-contained suites within a bigger house.
Some rented apartments are unfurnished but may include the cost of heating and electricity in the monthly rent.
Many landlords require a deposit in case of damage.
The average cost of shared accommodation is C$250 to C$700 a month and a suite or apartment costs between C$400 and C$1,500 a month.