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Who are we?

The Vancouver School of Theology (VST) is located on the University of British Columbia campus. We are called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged, and generous Christian leaders in collaboration with the Indigenous Church and people of other faith traditions. We welcome students from across Canada and around the world to share in our inclusive and affirming community of learning.

What do we need?

As we embarked on the fall academic term, we recognized that some new international students need help to find affordable rental rooms. This concern has prompted us to reach out to our church partners with a special request. If you have property to rent, either a room ($500-$850 a month) or a house (2-3 bedrooms, $2-3k a month), we would love to hear from you. Your openness to offer a room in your home or to share this information within your congregation would be immensely appreciated.

Why offer international students a place to live? Why specifically VST
international students?

  • To provide incoming students with more than just a place to stay.
  • You offer newcomers a soft landing and supportive community during their academic journey, making a significant impact on their transition.
  • To earn additional income.
  • To join in supporting VST’s mission and vision by cultivating an inclusive environment that values diversity.

How to get in touch

If you have a room available or know someone who might, please contact Astrid Melatunan at +1 604-771-9207 or or Laura Chen at +1 604- 822-0824 or Your generosity in opening up your homes can truly make a positive difference in the lives of these students and contribute to the vibrancy of our international community.

We would like to partner with you to support international and domestic students from elsewhere in Canada to ensure a smooth transition to Vancouver and enrich the community for all. Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity to extend your hospitality.


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