The World is Your Classroom

Embrace the opportunity and expand your classroom to study in the stunning
City of St. John’s in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Apply Today

The World is Your Classroom

Embrace the opportunity and expand your classroom to include the stunning
City of St. John’s in Newfoundland & Labrador

Apply Today

Study in Newfoundland, Canada

Study in Newfoundland, Canada with Home.InternationalNL. We are a premiere educational recruitment service, based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, offering families and students around the world the opportunity to study in Newfoundland, Canada. Our organization is a certified recruitment agent with the Newfoundland English School District; a bilingual public and private education system offering many Advanced Placement programs, full-term and single semester programs as well as ESL summer programs and the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) K-12. 


Our Programs

Public & Private School Programs

Spend a one year or 5 months living and learning in Newfoundland! It’s the perfect combination of language, academic studies and cultural experience. Home International NL supplements public or private education with English as a second language tutoring, and individually-curated extra-curricular  cultural activities. Make connections that will last a lifetime!

Homestay Program

Hosting an international student is an incredibly rewarding experience! Families who open their hearts and homes to international high school students develop lifelong bonds & gain a better understanding of the world around them. Our students are enthusiastic about studying abroad & they travel from more than 30 diverse countries including Brazil, China, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Norway, Italy & Germany.

Summer Programs

Spend your summer exploring cultural Newfoundland, learning a new language, & making friends and family to last a lifetime.

Custodianship Services

Providing support and homestay services as legal guardians of minor youth studying in Newfoundland.

Participating Schools

Public and Private school options in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Want to become a host family?

About the Owner

Hello! It’s my absolute pleasure to meet you and tell you a little about me and my love of global learning.

As a small child, I knew that my love of travel and different cultures was my drive. I lived in a small community of fewer than 800 people — what did I know about culture and travel? Well, I was blessed with the opportunity to observe my mother working in tourism. After meeting travellers from all over the world, a fire of self-exploration developed — a fire to travel and learn as much as I possibly could about the world and the people in it.

At a very young age, my parents and I moved to my current home — St. John’s, Newfoundland — where my mother pursued a career in law. During the transition period of small-town girl to city girl, I gained a new understanding of what the world had to offer. I participated in student council and all the international studies clubs I could find.

Kind Words from Past Students & Families

As a former exchange student (and it really hurts to say that, I wish that I could have stayed longer, with all my heart), I was fortunate enough to stay with Melissa and her daughter Meia for the last school year. To everybody thinking of doing an exchange year and going with Home-International: I can assure you that it will be the best decision you could make. Melissa knows exactly what she is doing (she is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met), Newfoundland is an AWESOME place with the kindest people you’ll ever meet, and you’ll make friends for life and memories that will last just as long.

I have learned and grown sooo much during my year in Newfoundland, I have acquired a completely different view of the world, and most importantly: I have found a home at the other end of the world. There is now another place that I feel homesick for, other people that I can call, and miss like, family. And it has made my life so much richer. So, if you are thinking of doing an exchange with Home-International, DO IT! You’ll have the time of your life!

Zoé Nikolakis

Melissa has been such a great carer to my son, Thames throughout 10 months of the program. There had been so many difficulties at the beginning and thanks to Melissa, those eventually were sorted. The journey of 10 months began like a roller-coaster , yet end as a fun, great life-long experience. Thank you!


ขอบคุณ เมลิสา ที่ช่วยเหลือและดูแลเป็นอย่างดีตลอดระยะหลายเดือนที่เทมส์อยู่ในโครงการ หลายสิ่งหลายอย่างเกิดขึ้นเป็นปัญหาที่คาดไม่ถึง แต่สุดท้ายผ่านไปได้ด้วยดีด้วยความช่วยเหลือและการเอาใจใส่เป็นอย่างดี ขอบคุณค่ะ
Pammy Leamsuwan

Melissa is an expert in her field and an extraordinary mother and person. International students can enjoy an outstanding cultural experience being involved in one of the most special places in Canada and North America. If you want to learn and have a deep cultural interaction always prefer communities with a strong sense of authenticity and interaction with nature. Growing as a person is more about how you interact with everybody and HomeInternationalNL will help you to discover more skills waiting to be explored.

Danilo Gonzalez

Great experience in Canada! Lots of new encounters and learning for 1 months, I recommend this trip to anyone who loves to travel and learn new cultures!

Pierre-Önder Özkan

Home international and Melissa are a company and person fully committed to their students always pending and interested in them giving timely follow-up to school, host families etc you are the best thank you very much for everything. From Ian and his family without hesitation I would return again.

Marisa Segu

Why Choose Newfoundland?

According to the Newfoundland & Labrador tourism website, “Newfoundland and Labrador has a reputation for being friendly. Warm and welcoming, fun loving and funny to the core, the people here are also known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling.”

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How to Reach Us

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

+01 709 727 2278



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