SISP Host Families are the program's greatest asset and are instrumental in ensuring the success of students in the program. Currently active host families have proven to be a valuable source of information, positive experience and enthusiasm with regards to hosting an international student. Many of the families currently hosting for our program found out about SISP through the stories of friends, relatives, neighbours or colleagues who host or have hosted a SISP student.
SISP appreciates the efforts by the host family community to recruit new enthusiastic and dedicated families to open up their hearts and homes to international students coming to Saanich. In return, SISP wants to give back to those in the host family community who help spread the word and support the program with finding caring, loving homes for SISP students. This is why the Host Family Referral Program was established.