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About MLI Homestay

MLI Homestay is a national organization with offices in Toronto and Vancouver and Local Coordinators and support staff working in communities across the country.

Given our national presence, students, parents and clients can be assured of our high standard of quality no matter where they decide to travel and study. MLI actively runs High School programs, Study Tours and Homestay programs in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Whether students are travelling in a study group (10-600+ students) or individually for our high school programs or homestay programs, they can count on the support of a local team of MLI staff to support their success.

Our Brands.

MLI (Muskoka Language International) and CISS (Canadian International Student Services) have a long-standing partnership of more than 20 years. Our companies each share a passion for providing international students with top-quality transformative learning experiences in Canada. We have a tradition of successfully collaborating with complimentary product offerings for the under 18 years market. In fact, for the majority of our shared history, we have worked in the same offices, drawing on our collective knowledge and expertise.

In 2019, MLI marked its’ 25th year of operation and CISS marked its’ 40th anniversary. We proudly choose this monumental year to announce the official union of our two brands as one – CISS MLI.

Together, we are uniquely positioned as specialists in this market segment, offering the most comprehensive product opportunities for young students at any point in their learning journey. As a single organization, we now offer four product units – Summer Camps, Group Study Tours, Junior and Senior High School Placement, and Homestay Services.

Our vision is continued growth while maintaining our commitment to excellence. We want to reassure you that our operations remain the same and that your main contacts will not change. We appreciate your support and look forward to our continued partnership as we enter this exciting new phase.

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Our Co-Founders

Our Co-Founders, Mike Ruby and Bev MacWilliams, started MLI (Muskoka Language International) in 1994, bringing their backgrounds in Education and Tourism together to lead a company priding itself in being the best in the business, continually striving to offer the very best experiences for international students choosing to visit Canada – staying in “small town Canada” with over 100 locations Canada wide.

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About CISS Canada

Since 1979, Canadian International Student Services Inc (CISS) has provided exceptional summer camp, high school, and year-round English and French language study experiences for children, teens, and adults. Today, the CISS name is globally recognized as the premier choice for language study programming in Canada.

CISS is committed to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. We work intimately with our worldwide network of representatives to ensure this happens. We also carefully recruit and train staff for our programmes, and closely monitor their operation.

Our goal is to provide a range of Canadian educational programming that can meet any request

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About MLI

MLI is a national organization with offices in Toronto and Vancouver and Local Coordinators and support staff working in communities across the country.

Given our national presence, students, parents and clients can be assured of our high standard of quality no matter where they decide to travel and study. MLI actively runs High School programs, Study Tours and Homestay programs in the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Whether students are travelling in a study group (10-600+ students) or individually for our high school programs or homestay programs, they can count on the support of a local team of MLI staff to support their success.

Our Core

Mission
We provide meaningful learning experiences across Canada for international students, local families, and our own team in their lifelong journeys of learning.
Vision & Values
We are the leading provider of programmes for young international students in Canada

CARE

The depth of our experience and empathy allows us to provide safe, supportive, and welcoming environments.

INTEGRITY

Honesty, respect, and trust are at the foundation of all that we do.

RELEVANCE

Our entrepreneurial spirit promotes transformative and goal-oriented experiences.

RIGOUR

Preparedness and an informed approach drive our ongoing commitment to excellence.

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Our Team

Meet The Team

MLI Homestay was founded by a group of professionals with over 40 years of experience in education, travel and tourism and international business relations. Our team of dedicated employees share a passion for and a drive to provide the best possible service. Across Canada you will find smart, caring and experienced MLI Homestay Local Coordinators to help you every step of the way. Get to know the incredible team by clicking on the pictures below. We look forward to meeting you!

MEET THE TEAM

Join The Team

MLI Homestay works in over 100 communities across Canada and we continue to grow and expand our reach each year. We are always looking for enthusiastic, globally-minded professionals to join our regional teams, who are integral in providing host families and visitors with incredible cultural experiences and highlighting the best of what Canadian cities and towns have to offer.

Employment Opportunities

Privacy Policy

MLI Homestay, in addition to its commitment to provide a stimulating and safe learning environment for visitors of all nationalities, is also committed to protecting, in accordance with applicable legislation, the accuracy, security and privacy of any personal information MLI Homestay holds. For these reasons, we have created the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) which outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy.

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Contact Information

Our team members split their time working in-office and remotely.

Toronto

415 Yonge Street, Suite 1201
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Y8 Canada
Telephone: +1-855-946-4701
Fax: +1-416-646-5406

Vancouver

408-197 Forester Street,
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7H 0A6 Canada
Telephone: +1-855-946-4701
Fax: +1-604-904-9485