West Coast

Mission Public Schools

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The Mission School District is located in the Fraser Valley, one hour east of Vancouver and 15 minutes north of the U.S.A. border. Mission is one of the most beautiful and diverse communities in British Columbia. It is nestled between the Fraser River and the scenic foothills of the Coast Mountain Range, allowing for a wide variety of recreational activities throughout the year.

Mission’s international student program provides English as a Second Language programs at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, International Counsellors, Support Teachers and International Program support staff, British Columbia High School graduation programs, and more.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District

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The International Student Education Program in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District is a public school program that gives foreign students the opportunity to: study with Canadian students, learn English and standard academic subjects in a supportive environment, and experience Canadian culture

All schools are accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Province of British Columbia and offer government curriculum. Students may attend for a semester, an academic year, or to graduate with a British Columbia diploma.

School life in Nanaimo offers many extracurricular activities, including athletic teams (soccer, rowing, golfing, basketball, rugby, etc.), clubs (drama, newspaper production, yearbook production, etc.), performing arts (jazz band, tour band, dance club, musical theatre), and social events (dances, school spirit promotions, etc.).

Penticton School District

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School District No. 67, Penicton, invites international students to study in their safe and welcoming schools in one of the most attractive locations to live in British Columbia – the beautiful South Okanagan.  Their schools in the communities of Penticton and Summerland offer modern, well-equipped classrooms, science labs, libraries, art studios, trade shops, culinary facilities and gymnasiums, which all have wireless access, an exciting selection of academic and elective courses, including Advanced Placement courses, trades training and award-winning performing and visual arts programs, and a full range of enriching extracurricular activities, such as athletics, school clubs, and student leadership activities. The international student program has options for students of all ages and various program lengths.

Qualicum School District

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Imagine yourself studying in an International Student Program on Vancouver Island and living in the charming beachfront communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Surrounded by the natural beauty of our beaches, mountains, lakes, and rivers, you will be enjoying the mildest year-round climate in Canada!

The Qualicum International Student Program welcomes students from Grade 6 to 12 (students 10 to 18 years of age), to study in any one of their Secondary and Elementary schools. Whether you choose to study in Canada for a few months, a full year or for several years leading to high school graduation and university studies, their comprehensive and flexible program has been developed to meet your interests and academic requirements.

Richmond School District

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Ideally located within 22 minutes of downtown Vancouver and 40 minutes from the ski hills on the North Shore Mountains, few communities are as well served by public transit – bus and SkyTrain – and superbly maintained public services. A temperate West Coast climate means that Richmond residents enjoy comfortable temperatures all year round.

Created in 1906, the Richmond School District is the 5th largest school district among 60 in the province of British Columbia. The Richmond International Student Programs offers international students of all ages a wide variety of challenging and exciting study options throughout the year. In addition to core curricular academic courses – English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies– international students can also choose from a variety of elective courses including: Modern Languages, Physical Education, Technology, Information Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Music, Recording Studio Technology, Desktop Publishing, and Computer-Aided Design & Drafting.

Rocky Mountain School District

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The Rocky Mountain International Student Program welcomes students from around the world to its public schools in Kimberley, Invermere, Golden, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, and Fernie in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This area includes the world-famous Rocky Mountains as well as skiers paradise Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. All six communities are located within 30 minutes of world-class ski resorts and other amazing recreational amenities. You will be surrounded by mountain peaks, rivers, forests, and lakes and you’ll be able to see waterfalls, glaciers, canyons, and wildlife. The Rocky Mountain International Student Program has programs for students ranging anywhere from one month to multiple years!

The International Program in this district has a rich history and has been providing the very best educational experiences for students from all over the world for over 30 years. Here you will find that the academic, recreational, and cultural opportunities, along with world-famous Canadian hospitality, will make your study-abroad experience truly unforgettable.

The Rocky Mountain “Experience Schedule” is the most comprehensive of any program in Canada! Students have the opportunity to participate in as many as 20 events, activities, and trips. Past experiences have included river rafting, curling, dog-sledding, ski/snowboard day, Calgary trip, outdoor winter camp experience, and more! Homestay coordinators in each community also plan at least one local activity, like ice skating or snowshoeing, each semester.

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program encourages, actively supports, and rewards student involvement in host communities via the Rocky Rewards Program and a volunteer service requirement. All students in the International Program complete 10 hours of volunteer service each school year. The Rocky Reward program is unique to Rocky Mountain schools, offering incentives to international students to maximize their study abroad experience. The program was designed to give a framework to engage and explore the opportunity to live and learn in British Columbia, both in and out of the classroom! Students earn points for volunteer service, participation in school clubs and sports, good classroom work habits, and participation in community events. Students earn monthly prizes as well as the chance for a year-end trip to Vancouver!

Sea to Sky School District

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The Sea to Sky School District is located 30 minutes north of Vancouver and stretches from the North Shore of Vancouver up the east side of Howe Sound to Squamish, the gateway to BC’s magnificent alpine country of forests, lakes, and year-round world-class outdoor activities. The area is considered to have a temperate climate and is intensely scenic. The district is comprised of both coast and mountains and includes the communities of Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton.

The International Student Program allows students from around the world to study and learn alongside Canadian students of the same age. The program encourages cultural awareness and international understanding by bringing students together and enabling them to experience similar social and academic opportunities.

Sooke School District

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Sooke School District has approximately 10,000 students and serves the communities of Sooke, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Highlands, Langford, and Colwood. Surrounded by forests, ocean, mountains, and lakes, we are located a short distance from Victoria, the capital city of the province of British Columbia.

Sooke School District’s international student program offers a high school & middle school immersion program, an academic graduation program, as well as a summer program. Activities that are popular with Sooke students include swimming, horseback riding, golf, skating, hiking, cycling, jogging and exploring the region’s many beaches.

Victoria International HS

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Victoria International Student Programs offers the highest quality learning experience in a safe, beautiful, culturally diverse and accepting environment. The Greater Victoria School District is located in Victoria, the “City of Gardens” and capital of British Columbia.

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International School Programs meet the highest standards of academic rigor and provide invaluable life skills to further a student’s chances for success. Academic program graduates are often accepted into top universities and colleges throughout Canada and around the world. In addition to a world-class academic program, VISP also offers a variety of short-term and ELL Programs. Improve your English, learn about Canadian culture, make friends and ready yourself for success as a student in their programs!

Albert College

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Founded in 1857, Albert College is Canada’s oldest, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school. With over 150 years of experience and excellence in education, this school provides an enriched and engaging curriculum up to Grade 12 / Post Graduate. A ‘home away from home’ to students from Canada and over 20 nations, Albert College offers residency to both male and female students. Albert College believes in a well-rounded education and at Albert, their students embrace the Albert’s ‘A’s – Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship, and Adventure as part of their university preparation.

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