Where to Live

International students may choose one of three accommodation options:

  • Homestay
  • Residence living on campus (traditional dormitory-style or apartment-style)
  • Off-campus housing

Homestay Accommodation 

UPEI’s Homestay program is managed by UPEI’s English Language Centre. Host homes are carefully selected, and families interviewed to ensure a good fit for both student-visitors and host families. An on-campus Homestay coordinator is also available to assist students and host families should any difficulties arise. A Homestay is more than renting a room; host families welcome students as members of the family and are eager to assist in learning English and sharing Canadian culture.

Homestay provides:

  • a clean private heated room in which to relax and study
  • three meals a day, and access to all home facilities, such as kitchen and laundry
  • transportation to and from UPEI once a day (unless within walking distance or on the bus line)
  • arranging sponsorship guarantees for minors, if required.

Because Charlottetown is a small community, we often know the families on the Homestay list personally. Many of our host families have been successfully hosting UPEI students for years. PEI is a very safe, hospitable place.

Visit the English Language Centre website for more information.

UPEI Residences

Located on the UPEI campus, clean, modern, well-equipped and convenient – Residence living is a comfortable way to become familiar with your new home away from home.

Read about the facilities, rooms, meal plans, and costs on the Residence Services website

For Summer accommodations for English Language Programs, visit our Summer Accommodations page.

Off-campus housing

Many apartment rentals are available very close to UPEI. Students are often looking for someone to share with and to sublet their apartment for the summer months. To see what is available, visit our Off-campus Housing Office.