West Coast

Richmond School District

By | CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

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

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

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

By | CA-Schools, Public, West Coast

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

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

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

By | CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

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

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, West Coast

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.

Bishop’s College School

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, West Coast

Bishop’s College School is a small, diverse community located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The school is English-language and co-educational, welcoming both boarders and day students. With an average class size of 15, students and teachers develop close bonds. Because of this, Bishop’s College emphasizes individual attention and collaborative learning. Every two weeks, teachers evaluate each student’s participation in class through the Effort Ratings.  The Effort Ratings are not about marks or achievement, they are purely an evaluation of student participation and engagement with coursework. The goal is to celebrate students’ dedication and help identify areas of weakness. In addition to class time, teachers are also available for extra help during evenings and weekends. 

Lakefield College School

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, West Coast

Lakefield College School’s mission is to challenge and enable our students to reach their individual potential in mind, body, and spirit – that comes with a commitment to uphold their values and to ensure that the academic and social needs of their students are paramount. Programs like their  Leadership, Character, Values Program (LCV) provides students with a set of tools for applying in all aspects of their lives. Parents entrust their children to us and they take that trust very seriously.

102 members of the Class of 2017 received University/College offers, with scholarship offers totaling $1.4 million. Lakefield College School’s hope is that all of their students maintain their hunger and curiosity for learning throughout their lifetime and that they continue to cultivate their love of the outdoors and appreciation for nature and our environment.

The best thing about Lakefield College School is that their students and staff have a strong sense of community. You can’t help but notice how happy their students are. All of this is enhanced by their beautiful campus that provides a fantastic outdoor classroom – equipped with 315 acres of beautiful grounds, a lake, fields, forests and small village-like residences.


Delta School District

By | CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

Located 30 minutes from Vancouver, 20 minutes from the airport, and touching the USA border, Delta has 31 schools in three towns (Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen). Delta welcomes international students from age 5 to 18 years old in short-term, full year, and summer camp programs.

Delta staff run and monitor the custodianship and homestay program personally with 24-hour service (they don’t contract homestay care to private businesses). Delta runs monthly sightseeing activities such as ski trips to Whistler, whale watching, camp excursions and more.

Delta staff assist students with university and college applications and run university fairs. With continuous intake, students can start at the beginning of each month all year long.

Gulf Islands School District

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

School District 64 is made up of the five island communities in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. The Gulf Islands enjoy Canada’s mildest climate with cool wet winters and warm dry summers. The area is home to large numbers of artists, trees, marine life and spectacular scenery.

The Gulf Islands School District is founded on the principles of global awareness and cultural understanding. The program is somewhat selective, as it limits the number of students from any one country, and admits only 75 students in total. A variety of programs are offered for high school students, as well as intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and vocational programs.

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