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**Host an International Student**

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is currently accepting International Students for the Fall of 2017.  The school board in partnership with MLI Homestay is seeking families to host international students ranging from Grades 7-12.  Hosting an international student is a unique way to share our culture and local communities, while learning about international culture and customs from these students.  Whether you have children at the Elementary or High School level it could be a very fulfilling experience for all ages.  You will be paid a monthly fee from MLI Homestay for hosting these students to compensate you for the costs associated with hosting.

More information about the Homestay Program can be found on the MLI website at www.mlihomestay under Be a Homestay.

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity please contact either the CDSBEO International Education Program or MLI Homestay:

Cindy LaRocque                                                                         Kristi Ash
Secretary                                                                                     National Homestay Manager
CDSBEO International Education Program                        MLI Homestay                   
Phone:  613-284-2613                                                                Phone: 1-888-623-6216 ext. 515


Are you planning to return to the CDSBEO International Education Program?

Are you currently enrolled as an International Student with the CDSBEO and intend to continue your education with us?  If so, please review the steps below, complete and submit the International Education Renewal Form.

  • Notify us about your intention to return, which will generate an invoice and a new Letter of Acceptance that you will need to extend your Study Permit,
  • Gather your updated personal information for our files,
  • Facilitate payment of fees, and
  • Provide a copy of your valid extended Study Permit for the new study period.

All updated documents are to be submitted to

Renewal Form

International Education Renewal Form


Winter Fun!


One of Canada’s number one winter pastimes is skating.

In the photo on the left, our International Student from Mexico is capturing her day at the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, the world’s largest rink!

In the other two photos, our International Students from China are having fun skating with their classmates at the local arena in Westport.

International Students from Japan attended the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

Grade 9 students from Jissen Gakuen High School in Tokyo, Japan arrived in Perth on January 26th2016.  The students studied alongside the students at St. John Catholic High School for 2nd semester and they lived with host families in the Perth area.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario in conjunction with Muskoka Language International have partnered with the Jissen Gakuen High School in Japan to provide their students the opportunity to attend school in Canada. The focus on the partnership is to provide students from Japan a new cultural education experience to help improve their English language skills. As well as studying English as a second language students had the opportunity to study other courses of interest.

The students and staff at St. John Catholic High School had a very warm welcome for the students from Japan.