Excursions include trips to Victoria, Seattle, Whistler, Long Beach, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains.
Program Established: 1998
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester
Language(s) of Study: English, French
Total number of schools: 34
High schools for international students: 6
Total Students: 14,300
Total International Students: 306
International Students Accepted for Grades: Our high school program is grades 8-12, public school system. Our elementary program is from grade k-7 but a parent must accompany the child.
Nearest Airport: Nanaimo Airport YCD
Nanaimo is located in the center of Vancouver Island and is the therefore known as the gateway of Vancouver Island. Nanaimo has easy access to Vancouver, Victoria, Pacific Rim National Park, the West coast trail, as well as many other attractions and cities up and down the island.
Nanaimo has a world of adventures awaiting newcomers. There are musical and live theatre shows, symphonies, restaurants, sporting events, as well as many activities around holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Canada Day. Any time of year, Nanaimo is a wonderfully exciting place to be. Whether you like hiking, diving, kayaking, sailing, swimming, soccer, hockey, golfing, camping or wide life watching, Nanaimo has it all.
The Homestay Program is a service offered to foreign students through the International Student Education Department of School District #68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith). In the Homestay Program, Nanaimo and Ladysmith families provide caring homes, including room and board, and emotional and academic support for off-shore students. The homestay family takes the place of the student’s family for a time. It also plays an important role in the improvement of the student’s English and understanding of Canadian culture.
We would like to invite our International Students to enjoy the following activities with us this year:
September: McNabb Corn Maze – Tour the corn maze, see the various animals and have lunch.
October: Vancouver City Tour –includes Stanley Park, Grandville Island, Robson shopping, Flying over Canada – All Day Event
November: Victoria City Tour & Gold Stream Park – shopping and the Imax theater and at Gold Stream Park view Salmon spawning in their natural habitat
Ladysmith Light Up, Spaghetti Dinner and watch the parade, light up and fireworks
December: Whistler Ski Trip, Stay two nights in Whistler for skiing and snowboarding.
Vancouver Canucks Hockey game
February: Learn to Skate and Play Ice Hockey See what our National passion is all about.
March: 5 Pin Bowling
April: Surfing – Tofino, Chesterman Beach – All students will get a surfing lesson
May: Whale Watching – Tour runs out of Cowichan Bay
Rockies – Four days three-night road trip to various spots in Alberta and B.C.
June: Transfer Beach – Farewell Celebrations
Entrance Dates: September 5th, 2016 and January 30, 2017
Application Deadlines: December 15 & June 30
Application Fee: $500
Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500 Secondary – $13,000 Elementary
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,300
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: (included in application fee)
Homestay Monthly Fee: $850
Annual Health Insurance Fee: $1000; $500 one semester
Annual Custodianship Fee: 0
All funds are in Canadian dollars