How safe is the lodging?
Participants in Explore are required to stay on-campus in a student residence, or off-campus with a host family. Lodging is assigned by age group and by gender.
University campuses are regularly patrolled by security guards. Guards are also assigned to each residence. The host institution’s safety and security rules, including information on curfews, will be shared with you at the time of registration
Homestay families and their homes are evaluated by the institution. Family members are interviewed and required to provide a vulnerable sector check before they can take part in the program. Host families must abide by the institution’s terms and conditions for creating a warm and safe environment for your child. Their contact information will be provided to you before the program’s start date so that you are able to connect.
NOTE: In order to ensure the safety of your child and their progress in the program, they may not leave campus to visit friends or family in the area during the program.