Leslie Callaghan, Homestay CoordinatorOntario, London
I'm a busy mom to five great kids, ages 22 to 6, who loves to meet new people. We are a huge soccer family and play 7 days a week between my own games and the kids.
We spent 10 years as a foster family and now we love hosting students in our home and do so year round. As you can imagine, it's difficult managing travel with 5 children on my own so I love that I can introduce my children to other cultures by welcoming our amazing students into our lives. We've learned so much and made so many friends around the world. Someday when the kids are bigger or I win the lottery I'd love to start travelling more to reconnect with our "extended family".
In addition to my work with MLI Homestay, I also work full time for the government and part time as a professor at the College. My two oldest boys have expanded their experiences beyond the time spent at home and both work in the school program supporting the students as they learn about our culture.
What I love about MLI Homestay:
I look forward to meeting our wonderful homestay families each summer and watching the relationships they build with their students.‹ Back