The world loves Bridgetown
Not enough homestay parents for international students
Through the Nova Scotia International Student Program, students from all across the world are eager to leave their country and study abroad at Bridgetown Regional Community School.
Likewise, BRCS is eager to take them in. The problem? There’s just nowhere to put them.
The Limiting Factor
“We’re in desperate need of homestays,” says senior high science teacher Cynthia Macdonald. Macdonald has been affiliated with the International Students Club at BRCS for about six years, but only recently became a homestay co-ordinator.
In the 2017/2018 school year, BRCS welcomed 11 international students, but could have welcomed more. According to Macdonald, the Bridgetown program takes in as many students as they have homes for.
Bridgetown Regional Community School senior high science teacher Cynthia Macdonald (back, second from right) is also the homestay co-ordinator for international students and is seen here with youngsters from around the world. There is no shortage of international students, but the program needs more homestay parents to host them in the Bridgetown area.