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!