NIC turns to community to find housing for international students

November 22, 2017

North Island College’s Office of Global Engagement is asking residents of BC's Comox Valley community to host international students at their homes in an effort to cope with the area's 1% rental vacancy rate. “Some of our students come a long way to study and live in our community. We want them to be successful and experience the best the Comox Valley has to offer,” says NIC’s Executive Director of Global Engagement Thevi Pather. NIC says about one-third of their international students attending class this September live in homestay and peerstay accommodations. CHEK