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Kootenay Lake School District'

 The International Student Program in SD8, – Nelson, BC, allows international students the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students in the BC public education system.  Our schools offer a wide range of courses in academics to lead to a university entrance, technical, applied and visual arts, career preparation and business fields.  We provide exceptional integrated academic programs for students at all grade levels.  ESL support classes with a pull out system are a vital part of helping students to quickly build their English Language Skills.  Counselling services are offered to support students with university applications as well as course selection and social/emotional support.  One of our high schools, LVR, offers courses in Honours English, Advanced Placement English, and Math Calculus.  This school also offers FREE after school ESL support to students by a trained TOEFL teacher and offers an AVID program to students – (Advancement via Individual Determination) which is a course for students who want to be successful in high school and attend a high quality university in Canada, the US or anywhere in the world.  This program stresses all of the skills needed to excel in an academic environment. 

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Qualicum School District'

Qualicum School District provides international students from all over the world the opportunity to live with a local family, study in a Canadian school and enjoy the wonderful quality of life we enjoy on Vancouver Island.As one of the goals of many of our students is to gain acceptance into Canadian and American universities, our programs are designed to assist them in doing so. We offer a very strong and comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program with specially trained and experienced instructors to ensure International Students have the best instruction possible. Qualicum School District has an abundance of athletic, arts and cultural organizations. There are many opportunities for our children and youth to participate in Music, Dance, Theatre and Fine Arts. Athletes have the opportunity to pursue their passions and excel at many team sports including basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, ice hockey, rugby and American football. Individual sports include tennis, golf, swimming, hand ball, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, karate, and taekwondo. Our Academy Programs include Golf, Soccer, Music and Hockey.Secondary Schools (Grades 8 – 12):Ballenas Secondary School is located in Parksville and enrolls 1000 Canadian students and 100 international Students.Kwalikum Secondary School is located in Qualicum Beach and enrolls 750 Canadian students and 75 International Students. Both schools have a tradition of Academic Excellence with graduates going on to post-secondary institutions in B.C., other parts of Canada and the USA. An International Student Counselor is based at each school to provide academic counseling and assistance in adjusting to Canadian life.Post Secondary Opportunities:We are also in close proximity to Vancouver Island University, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Many of our International Students have been accepted into these excellent post secondary programs.

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Campbell River School District'

Campbell River School District has about 5500 students. We have two high schools, with approximately 900 and 750 students each. Both high schools have strong academic focuses, with graduates going to a wide variety of universities, some even receiving scholarships to prestigious universities, such as Harvard and Brown. Our graduation rate is in the top 20% of British Columbia. We have a partnership with North Island College, and have an articulation agreement which allows high school students some access to college courses.In addition, our schools are noted for strong programs in:Technology – computer programming, animation, roboticsMedia – video production, digital photography, journalismCareer exploration – Co-op Placements, Work Experience, construction trades, drafting Athletics – soccer, basketball, football, racquet sports, volleyball, golf, track and field, etc.Fine Arts – Acting, Musical theatre, Band, Painting and Design, Pottery, Jewelry makingLeadership and EnterpreneurshipCampbell River Schools International offers four basic programs:Long-term (graduation)One-year Language and Culture ExperienceShort-term English Immersion (come for as little as two months)Summer ESL/activity programHowever, because we are a relatively small program, each student receives extensive personal attention, and flexible programming is possible.

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Langley School District'

 Langley School District is governed by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Government-certified teachers teach a complete government accredited and approved curriculum in all of the schools. We have been welcoming international students since 1989. Our International Student Program offers a wide range of education options which include Elementary, Secondary and Summer English Learning Programs. Students who want to come for the secondary program (grade 8 to 12) can begin their studies at the start of the school year in September, or in February at the start of the second semester. Elementary program welcomes a limited number of international students to study in selected elementary schools (kindergarten to grade 7). The District requires children under the age of 13 to reside with a parent for the duration of their studies.  Each summer we offer exciting short-term Summer English Learning Programs for students age 10 to 18.  Our schools offer an excellent learning environment with full range of academic and elective courses for international students to choose. We also have full ELL support from beginner to advanced levels. Each student is assessed upon arrival and is provided appropriate levels of English language and academic instruction depending on their abilities and goals. Each secondary school has a dedicated International Student Coordinator that works closely with students to make sure their academic, social and emotional needs are addressed so they stay focus on their studies. 

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Richmond School District'

Created in 1906, the Richmond School District is the 5th largest school district among 60 in the province of British Columbia. Richmond students consistently exhibit unmatched levels of achievement demonstrated through consistently high graduation rates, provincial government examination results, scholarships, and university entrance acceptance rates.The Richmond International Student Programs offers international students of all ages a wide variety of challenging and exciting study options throughout the year:British Columbia Secondary School Graduation ProgramOne-Year Secondary School Experience ProgramSingle Semester Secondary School Experience ProgramShort-Term School Immersion Experience ProgramCustomized Group ProgramsTeacher Training and Education Professionals ProgramsSummer CampElementary School Year ProgramThe Richmond School District has extensive experience in supporting students that are English Language Learners (ELL). Across Canada, Richmond is considered the leading school district in the development of ELL curriculum and assessment. International students in Richmond have been very successful in obtaining English fluency while at the same time, completing their secondary schooling with excellent grades.International students benefit from the extensive and diverse range of course options available to them in Richmond. 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 (CADD).Specialty programs provide international students with opportunities for advanced enrichment. In Richmond, international students can participate in the following specialty programs: International Baccalaureate (IB) Senior Years Program (IB-SYP); International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB-SYP);Advanced Placement (AP) in the Sciences, Mathematics, Modern Languages, English, and Theatre Arts. Academies are offered for Table Tennis, Golf, and Soccer.There are also a number of other unique course options available to international students in Richmond schools: Engineering; Fashion Design; Aviation; Tourism and Hospitality; Environmental Biology; Computer Animation; Music Composition; Chef Training; and various Apprenticeship Programs.

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Central Okanagan Public Schools (District 23)'

Central Okanagan Public Schools (District No. 23) is the 5th largest in the province and includes the communities of Kelowna, Peachland, West Kelowna and Lake Country. With a growing school population of 22,500 Canadian students, our 31 elementary schools, 7 middle schools and 5 high schools offer a comprehensive curriculum which includes academic and elective courses as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities. School offer multi-level academic courses in math, science, English, foreign languages, and social studies and a multitude of elective options in business education, computer studies, fine arts, music, dance, leadership, physical education, home economics, technology education, design and careers. The district also offers the largest number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses outside of the Vancouver area. Our academies in the areas of baseball, golf, firefighting, hockey, soccer, lifeguarding, and swimming are popular with students. Unique courses such as Medieval Armory, Journalism, Mixed Martial Arts, Musical Theatre, Cybersecurity, Outdoor Education, and French Immersion are offered at some schools. Our program has a team of specialized ELL teachers who support students with their English Language development. All of our schools are modern and have up to date facilities with fully equipped computer labs, science labs, gymnasiums, theatres and other specialized facilities.Our program staff, school teachers, principals, and host families work together to ensure that students are academically successful, improve their English language skills, and return to their home country with positive lifelong memories of their Canadian study abroad experience. 

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Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows SD42'

Since 1993, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows School District 42, has educated students of all ages from all over the world. Regulated by the provincial government, School District 42 is located in southern British Columbia, 44 kilometres east of the city of Vancouver.Our District prides itself in providing the highest standards in education, public safety and health. We are known for excellence in education – high-tech, accredited schooling, qualified teachers and motivated students.Our students excel in University and College entrance programs, fine arts, and career education. We provide excellent opportunities for international students to study in a Canadian High School and to prepare for their future University life.Our modern and highly equipped campuses also offer a variety of specialized programs and academies including soccer academy, hockey academy, equestrian academy, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Digital Arts, Teacher Training, short programs, activity and cultural programs and language camps.School District 42 also has a strong Canadian university preparation program for students who have completed secondary school in their home country. We have accredited partnerships with respected regional universities, and we consistently produce championship-level sports teams and University and College scholarship recipients.We pride ourselves in offering excellence in education...we invite you to Experience Canada and Learn in School District 42!

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Rocky Mountain School Districts'

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP) provides students from around the world with the opportunity to live and learn in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. School districts participating in the program include School District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay), School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) and School District No. 19 (Revelstoke). RMISP is designed to maximize the study abroad experience by fostering friendships between Canadian and international students in dedicated host schools committed to academic excellence, cultural exchange and English language acquisition. While students generally begin in the program in September and February other start dates can be accommodated. RMISP is dedicated to activating and exploring the unique recreational opportunities afforded by the world-class mountain locations of its two host school districts. Unique elective courses like Outdoor Education and Ski Patrol offer our international students amazing experiential learning opportunities. Other popular elective courses include Forensic Science (CSI-type course), Equine Studies (horses in high school), Culinary Arts (chef training), Digital Media and Web Design, SuperFit, Firefighting, and Tourism. Sports courses include ice hockey, soccer, and volleyball.

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Chilliwack School District'

  Our schools are very modern complete with cutting edge computer labs, science labs, theatres, chef training kitchens, full gymnasiums, weight/fitness rooms, numerous outdoor sports fields, tennis courts, tracks, and other specialized facilities. We offer a compehensive curriculum ranging from core academic classes to myriad electives. For the highly academic who wish to be challenged and pick up first year university credits while in high school our high schools offer numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP course offerings include AP Calculus, AP English, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science, AP Psychology, AP European History, and AP United States History. We also offer the world recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. All of our elective courses are too numerous to mention but include interesting and sometimes unique classes such as Entrepreneurship, Eco Adventure Tourism, Computer Animation, Game Programming with Adobe Flash 12, Web Design, Cisco, First Nations Studies, History of Film, Theatre Production, Vocal Jazz, Guitar, Handbell, Music Composition, Directing and Script Development, Automotive Technology, Strength and Conditioniong, Sustainable Resources Agriculture, Marketing, Carpentry and Joinery, Culinary Arts Cook Training, Japanese, Mandarin, and many Career Prep Work Experience Programs. We also offer Soccer, Ice Hockey and Baseball Academies for students wanting to focus strongly in one of those sports.

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Mission School District'

Mission is located in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountain region of BC. We have a reputation for being caring, competent, and innovative. In addition to a strong academic curriculum, we provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. Programs include Advance Placement, Business, French Immersion, Fine and Performing Arts, Chef's Training, Applied Skills, Technical Education including Robotics and 3-D Printing, Physical Education and Community Recreation programs as well as Sports Academies including Hockey, Lacrosse, and Golf Academy.We believe strongly that when students come together from other parts of the world, we are all enriched by the global, international, and intercultural exchange. From this experiential learning comes understanding, appreciation of diversity, and increased capacity to participate and contribute as world citizens.

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Saanich Schools'

 In the Saanich Schools International Program students feel a sense of accomplishment, personnel fulfillment and a boost in self-confidence. This is achieved as they become a part of the safe, accepting community of Saanich, a municipality located in beautiful British Columbia near the capital city of Victoria and Sidney by the Sea. Here, students take advantage of our mild climate and enjoy outdoor activities all year long. Our coastal location offers breathtaking scenery, the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, rain forests, beaches and parks. Whatever students are interested in, outdoor adventure, sports, arts, or shopping and entertainment, this is the place to be. In our three Saanich High Schools students grow through fun, challenging activities. Our International learners get a ‘grade A’ education while they make great friends and experience West Coast, Canadian living.

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Comox Valley Schools'

Canada’s education system continues to be ranked in the top five of all countries in the world. BC is always ranked top 3 in Canada. Our students are taught by BC Government certified teachers. We accept students of all ages – Kindergarten through to Grade 12. Our Homestay Program begins at grade six and students younger than this must live with an adult relative. In our middle and secondary schools, and like all students in British Columbia, our students have access to all courses in the curriculum plus Hockey, Golf, Outdoor Education and Tourism Academies. Furthermore, there are many courses in the arts, business, media, technical trades and physical education and athletics.

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Nanaimo Ladysmith School District'

Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaBeautiful seaside city on Vancouver IslandPopulation 90,500Safe and clean communityMildest climate in CanadaEasy access to Vancouver and VictoriaClosest airport is Nanaimo AirportProgram:High school program, Grades K to 12. Ages 6-196 modern high schools; total population of 13,700 Canadian studentsEvery school has an International Student Advisor to tend to academic issues of International StudentsELL offered as required; no minimum English requirementsIntegration with Canadian students in academic and elective subjectsBrazil, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Austria all represented2 semesters per year: September to January; February to JuneGraduates are guaranteed admission to Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo or are qualified to apply at other universities in Canada and the USAIn-house homestay program carefully matches students to excellent homestay families - their happiness and well-being are carefully monitored. Homestay Coordinators meet each week with the students to discuss any homestay issues.Excursions include trips to Victoria, Seattle, Whistler, Long Beach, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains.

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Sea to Sky School District'

School District #48 has a modern and progressive school system offering a full range of educational programs and services.  International students are integrated into classes with the local students.  All our schools are accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and offer a government curriculum. For those students whose English skills need developing, most high schools offer ESL support.  The courses offered at the schools are taught by university-trained teachers certified by the British Columbia College of Teachers and dedicated to preparing students for provincial examinations and post-secondary studies.  The latest in technology is utilized in classrooms.  Schools feature high quality science labs, specialty rooms such as computer labs, art rooms, drama rooms, music rooms and well-equipped gymnasiums.  Courses of study in all secondary schools include mathematics, English, social studies, the sciences, computer studies, fine arts, business studies, and physical education.  Vocational facilities such as an automotive shop, metalwork and woodwork shops can be found at most of our secondary schools.

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Coquitlam School District'

With a focus on global citizenship, Coquitlam School Board strives to equip all of our students with the skills to thrive and succeed as world leaders.  All of our 70+ schools – including 8 high schools – are centres of excellence for teaching and learning, with libraries, wireless internet environments, science labs, theatres, fine arts rooms, athletic facilities, ESL, and international student support.  We provide an English immersion environment in which students acquire English quickly with the support of excellent teachers.  Our many and varied programs include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Online, Montessori, career, foreign languages, and specialized academic programs.  Our international coordinators support our international students academically and emotionally and help them to adjust to and achieve success in their new educational setting.

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Nechako Lakes School District'

 School District 91, located in beautiful central British Columbia, offers a unique, personalized and true English immersion experience for our international students.  Our world class schools offer a variety of educational and extra-curricular programs that produce strong graduates who have many options following high school. Our focus on creating a first class educational and immersion experience is shared by our host families, our teachers, and our communities. Due to our focus on creating a smaller, personalized program, we communicate regularly with students’ families and ensure that our students are involved in school and community activities to ensure unique Canadian experiences.We pride ourselves on the quality of our graduates and work with every one of our international students to support both their high school journey and their transition to university and beyond. 

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Sooke School District'

 Victoria's Sooke School District (No. 62) serves the Greater Victoria Westshore communities of Colwood, Langford, the Highlands and Bear Mountain as well as the seaside community of Sooke. The district is one of the fastest growing school districts in the province. Sooke Schools offer a comprehensive curriculum which includes academic and elective courses. Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Studies, English Literature, Social Studies, History, Geography, and a choice of foreign languages including French, Spanish, and Japanese are standard academic courses. Elective courses include courses in Business Education (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing), Computer Science, Fine Arts (Drama, Musical Theatre, Visual Art, Band), and Applied Skills (Food Studies, Technical Education, Cosmetology). A variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available. Academy Programs also offer specialized training in Hockey, Soccer, Dance, Rugby, Baseball, and Equine Studies (Horseback Riding).  A French Immersion stream of courses is available for students with advanced French language skills.

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Cowichan Valley School District'

 School District No 79, an integral district of the British Columbia public school system, offers one of the best educations in the world. Our District has four high schools, four middle schools, and twenty-one elementary schools with a combined enrollment of about 8300 students.The academic, sports, and performing arts (particularly film, drama and music) programs are some of the best in Canada. Computer technology programs and equipment are up-to-date and excellent, providing a cutting edge foundation for students to build on.We have been hosting international students for over 21 years, and host a variety of International Students (from Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, and Turkey).We are one of few programs that have ESL specialist teachers who work only with our international students. This ESL support is included in tuition costs, and is available throughout the regular school year.

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New Westminster School District'

New Westminster School District: A Canadian Leader in International EducationThe New Westminster School District has been hosting international students since 1987, and we were one of the first public school districts in Canada to accept international students. Today, we welcome students from all over the world into our various long-term and short-term programs. To ensure that each of our students has a positive and memorable study-abroad experience, we offer comprehensive support services including English-language classes, homestay placement, counselling, and translation for Chinese, Korean and Japanese.Programs of Study: Quality Canadian EducationThe New Westminster School District offers international students a variety of academic and applied language study options. International students may enrol in an academic long-term program that integrates them into Canadian classrooms, or in short-term English language programs.Long-term Programs: Elementary, Middle and SecondaryThe International Education Program provides long-term academic studies for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (ages 5–18). We have several long-term programs, allowing students to study for one semester, one year, or to complete high school. The regular school year begins every September and ends in June. However, international students may enter the school in either September or January (Elem/mid) or February (high) . Long-term students will have a deep immersion experience. Their spoken and written English improves rapidly, and they become comfortable with the Canadian lifestyle, culture and education system.Short-term ProgramShort-term programs include English Study Tours, Academic English Intensive Program, Integrated Short-term Program, and Customized Group Programs. Each program combines practical language training with appropriate educational activities that meet student interests. Short-term programs are held at various times during the year. 

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Sunshine Coast School District'

The Sunshine Coast International Program provides a unique opportunity for students from around the world to learn in beautiful, natural setting close to the urban centre of Vancouver on Canada's West Coast. We have a safe and welcoming environment where diversity is celebrated. Our schools provide excellent academic programs with a high level of technological integration combined with a focus on personalized learning and support for student success.In addition to a full set of academic courses, we offer a variety of unique options for students. Outdoor Education and Leadership provide options for personal development. Fine arts courses include: Band, Choir, Visual Arts (Painting), and Drama. "Applied Skills" courses provide opportunities for students that will help them as they start to consider where their academic path may lead them. Our Applied Skills courses include such things as Television, Video Production, Textiles, Cooking, and Carpentry.  We also offer Apprenticeship-level courses for student at our schools in collaboration with Vancouver Island University for Professional Cook, Carpenter and Automotive Service Technician.Access to Vancouver is quick and easy by ferry and bus. Our schools often participate in activities in Vancouver for cultural events or academic field trips, while our sports team participate in the North Shore league against teams in North and West Vancouver. School clubs and sports include such activities as: Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Ultimate, Track and Field, Mountain Biking, Ski and Snowboard. Our ski team races at Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain. Our Mountain Biking trails are some of the best in the world.We pride ourselves on being a scenic coastal community, with small-town charm, close to the big city.

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Delta School District'

Delta School District has 33 schools in three communities only 30 minutes from Vancouver. Delta has very few ESL students with 95% speaking English as their first language (for excellent English immersion). Delta has National Award winning teachers (Prime Minister's Awards) and the graduation rate is consistently among the top in BC. We offer a free airport pick up and drop off service. School district staff run and monitor the homestay program personally (we don't out-source to private homestay companies). Delta staff also run monthly sightseeing activities. We have continuous entry so students can start at any time all year long. Delta has short term, full year, and graduation programs for elementary and secondary aged students. Delta has IB and AP programs for honors students. There are traditional schools with uniforms and elite academies in dance, film/acting, golf, hockey, baseball, and soccer. Delta has French Immersion Programs and over 100 elective courses that range from Architecture and Law to Engineering and Musical Theatre. All schools well-equipped and modern, with wireless technology, laptop computer carts, and extensive libraries. Secondary schools have professional theatres, modern science laboratories, updated computer rooms, wood/metal shops and auto mechanical facilities. Delta has large playing fields with a variety of sports facilities.There are over 650 international students from 29 countries. Delta...innovative and on the move. www.GoDelta.ca

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North Vancouver School District'

North Vancouver Schools have well developed comprehensive programs for students that support strong academics, athletics, fine arts and technology. Our schools offer a variety of special programs that include: Advanced Placement (AP) Courses, Digitial Medical Academy, Basketball, Dance, Digital Media, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey and Soccer Academies and International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.Our goal is to provide world class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and to bring students together to learn, share and grow.

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Surrey Schools'

In British Columbia, more than 85 per cent of parents choose public education, which offers a standard curriculum and government-certified teachers. Well funded by the BC government, public school provide an exciting selection of academic and elective courses, as well as enriching extra-curricular activities. All Surrey schools provide the same high standard of academic and elective programming but vary in size, specialization and location within the City of Surrey. Integrated into regular classes, international students receive welcome support from school staff and friendly Canadian students. English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is provided, as needed. International students who successfully complete all requirements receive a graduation diploma known as the B.C. Dogwood Diploma: the same one awarded to local secondary school students.Thanks to the Surrey School District, international students learn and live well, receiving a strong foundation in academic success combines with a safe, comfortable, and healthy Canadian lifestyle.

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Greater Victoria School District'

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International Education as a long-standing reputation for offering high-quality academic and short-term programs to international students from around the world.As part of the public education system, our programs are approved and accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and include the following: Academic High School Program – Students may choose to enroll in this program for one semester, one year, or stay until graduation. In addition to required courses, we offer ELL support, and a broad range of elective subjects, allowing students to tailor their studies to suite their individual interests and career goals. Uplands Academic Transition Program - This innovative academic program supports international students with their transition into the Canadian public school environment. Instruction is offered in core subjects and students who successfully complete the program are eligible for credits and are guaranteed entrance into one of our high schools. Short-Term High School Experience Program – The Short-Term program allows students to experience high school classes with Canadian students. In addition to ESL, students are integrated into classes that are more interactive (drama, art, physical education, etc.) giving them the opportunity to make Canadian friends and improve their English skills in less formal settings. Academic subjects are also available to those students who want an extra challenge.Camp Victoria ELL Summer Program – Camp Victoria gives students the opportunity to improve their English in a fun supportive environment, make new friends and discover exciting cultural, sports and tourist activities in beautiful Victoria. This is a six-day a week program, offered in the months of July and August.

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Okanagan Skaha School District'

 All of our schools provide high-quality academic and elective programming, resulting in one of the highest graduation rates in British Columbia. Our schools 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. A low ratio of international students, giving students a great opportunity to experience Canadian culture and to speak and learn English. A full range of enriching extracurricular activities, such as athletics, school clubs, and student leadership activities. Easy transition to Canadian and American universities. Come study in Okanagan Skaha! Experience the rich Canadian culture in the scenic interior of British Columbia, join our community and receive an excellent education!

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Vancouver School Board'

Vancouver public schools welcome international students! The United Nations ranks Vancouver as one of the top ten cities to live in the world! In the beautiful city of Vancouver, students can explore nature, learn about our multicultural areas, and enjoy life with a welcoming host family. The International Education Program gives overseas students the opportunity to study together with Canadian students. Students may enroll in a wide variety of excellent academic courses and electives including fine arts, languages and computer studies, fashion design, dance and robotics programs. All Vancouver public schools are co-educational and offer excellent support for international students. Students will be given English language support where necessary. Each school has a library, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and counsellors to assist all students in course planning and study skills. There are many extra-curricular activities including music, sports, drama, chess, snowboarding/skiing and community service. Detailed information is available about our 18 high schools.

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Gulf Islands School District'

 The Gulf Islands International Program is truly committed to ethnic diversity and the synergy that results when young people from around the globe work together to create a better world. Given our strong emphasis on intellectual and social development, the Gulf Islands International Program is a natural choice for highly motivated students who value a commitment to academic and personal development.The Gulf Islands International Program recognizes that students from different parts of the world have different reasons for studying in Canada. At this time, the program hosts three specific ethnic groups: Asian students, European students, and Latin American students. The commitment to cultural diversity has resulted in the creation of four distinct programs that are designed to meet the specific educational and social needs of the international students who enroll in the Gulf Islands International Program: Academic Study and Graduation ProgramEnglish as a Second Language ProgramCultural Awareness ProgramSpecialty ProgramsGulf Islands Secondary School boasts a reputation for academic excellence, student support, winning sports teams, outstanding performing and visual arts, and exceptional computer technology programs, including computer animation, robotics, webpage design, computer programming, computer assisted drafting, film and photography.

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Peace River North School District'

 School District No 60 offers a world-class academic program that prepares graduates well for college, university, and careers. International students benefit from flexible and fully developed programs taught by British Columbia government certified teachers in modern, well-equipped schools. Our small communities and institutions have an excellent staff/student ratio and provide a supportive study environment. Our District will become a “home away from home” for students, who may choose to stay with carefully screened and monitored homestay families. Modern school facilities, a variety of course offerings, high academic standards, enjoyable cultural destinations, and the safety of our communities provide an ideal venue for international study.

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Burnaby School District'

Burnaby offers international students the opportunity to study alongside local Canadian students in its elementary and high schools. Most international students come to graduate with a Dogwood Diploma, their entry to top universities in Canada and North America. We also offer a short term Canadian high school experience program of 5 or 10 months as well as an Academic English summer Program 2 – 5 weeks in July/August. Burnaby School District is proud of its strength in academic programming and achievements. It has the largest Advanced Placement (AP) program in Canada and also offers the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma. The Visual and Performing Arts program in Burnaby is the most diverse in British Columbia. Burnaby students excel in sports and many school teams have won local, provincial and national championships. Four sports academies - Soccer, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Swimming - accept students wishing to train with professional coaches while studying at high school. Schools have the finest in facilities - science, computer and industrial technology labs, libraries, theatres, media studios, art studios, dance studios, gymnasiums, TV and sound recording studios and cafeterias. Schools offer excellent support for their international students, as does the Burnaby School District. Burnaby's ESL program is one of the finest in British Columbia and gives international students the help they need to be successful.

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Vernon School District'

Vernon schools offer a variety of unique programs along with high quality academic programs resulting in one of the highest graduation rates in British Columbia. Vernon’s schools have:International teachers in each high school to take care of international students.A diverse international student population from over twenty different countries. Easy transition to Canadian and USA universities. Partnerships with many universities.Additional high school start dates including: September, November, February, April and July. Vernon School District has a strong focus on academic achievement combined with a number of specialty programs including English Second Language (ESL), soccer academy, hockey academy and a high performers program. Other programs include Quest outdoor education , IELTS training and testing, summer ESL and full credit Math and English courses, fashion design, theatre, fine arts and home economics options. 

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Kamloops Thompson School District'

The Kamloops Thompson School District spans a very large geographical area with a diverse natural environment including hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and grasslands. This environment lends itself to many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Kamloops is a University City with Thompson Rivers University in the heart of our community. We are 97% native English speaking, providing students with a rich immersion experience as part of a Canadian family in their homestays and chances to make friends in the classroom and in the larger community.Our District serves over 15,000 students attending 33 elementary schools, 10 senior secondary schools and 1 middle school.International students can choose between multiple schools and are assisted in finding the best match for their educational needs and other interests. International Students are well supported during their stay in Kamloops with comfortable, caring homestay families, hard-working teachers, English as a Second Language support, as required and counselling support.A vibrant Activities Program with several activities every month keeps students connected and assists them in making friends while enjoying sports and cultural experiences. With a team approach, students are well oriented to become acquainted in their new setting.

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Powell River School District'

 Stretched along the coastal shores of the Pacific Ocean, Powell River is known for its breathtaking, magnificent scenery and naturally peaceful environment. Surrounded by ocean, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, lush rain forests and wildlife, Powell River is the ideal location for our innovative, unique Eco-Education programs - where learning comes naturally!Since 1985, Powell River School District, has provided the highest standards in International education to students from around the world. With a limited International student enrollment, International students enjoy small class sizes along with 25 Canadian students. Immersed in a community of 100 percent English speaking people, teachers, host families and Canadian classmates, International students excel at all levels of academic studies at a rapid pace. International students can attend high school to earn the British Columbia Graduation Diploma, or they can attend middle school or elementary school to gain cultural experience and improve English proficiency. Powell River is recognized for offering outstanding Specialized Programs such as:High School Graduation and University Credits in a Single ProgramUniversity Entrance Prep coursesPowell River Academy of Music/University PrepCulinary Arts - Professional Chef's TrainingPowell River Film SchoolOn-Campus Career & Technical Training FacilityPowell River’s unique student-centered English Immersion program combined with state of the art, fully equipped, technologically advanced schools provide the highest level of successful educational experience. Our vibrant Canadian student population, highly trained professional teaching staff, strong academic foundation and social nurturing guarantee students will be well prepared to compete with the best in the world.

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Abbotsford School District'

Our award-winning public schools and teachers have hosted international students for many years. Students receive expert ESL instruction while preparing to graduate from high school and enter universities across Canada, the US and around the world. We teach academic, technology, arts and ESL courses in modern facilities using the latest equipment and methods. We offer IB, AP and a wide range of elective courses, including golf, hockey, baseball and soccer academies. Students can enjoy taking part in our many clubs and recreation activities. We are proud of our unmatched student support – in addition to supportive school staff, we have 7 International Assistants who speak a variety of languages, and who are in constant communication with students, teachers and homestay families.

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West Vancouver Schools'

 West Vancouver International Programs offer:world-class British Columbia course work leading to graduation with a Dogwood Diplomaintensive English for students from non-English speaking countriesan excellent homestay program for secondary school studentscounseling and assistance services for students seeking further educational opportunities after attending our programvocational and technical courses English Language Learner (ELL; formerly called ESL) programs at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levelsshort term summer programs for groups of students

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