About MLI Homestay

MLI Homestay, the homestay division of MLI – Muskoka Language International, is a national organization with offices in Toronto and North Vancouver.

Across Canada, MLI Homestay is represented by a team of dedicated support staff working in cities and towns from Victoria, British Columbia to Moncton, New Brunswick.  Our national presence guarantees our clients, partners, and host families that a high standard of quality can be expected no matter where they decide to travel or study across Canada. 

MLI homestay has placed thousands of visitors from all over the world with caring host families over the past 25 years. We have had the pleasure of knowing that international children, teens and adults have been a part of a life-changing experience by staying with a Canadian host family.  Visitors are able to experience Canadian culture and traditions first-hand by participating in daily family life and can be confident that they will find themselves in a safe, caring and nurturing environment with their host family.

Becoming a Host Family in Canada with MLI Homestay provides an incredible experience for families to explore new cultures, learn about global issues and travel the world without leaving the comforts of home.  You can trust in MLI Homestay to give you training and support throughout your hosting experience through our network of experienced, friendly and reliable staff. 

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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 markedk 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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