North Okanagan-Shuswap

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan Shuswap) is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. In fact, when Maclean’s magazine listed the 25 best communities in Canada one of the district’s communities (Salmon Arm) was listed as number 6 in all of Canada and number 1 in British Columbia.

International students who attend one of the schools in this district have access to excellent educational opportunities as well as some of the best outdoor adventuring opportunities in the world. Whether you are interested in x-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, or some of the other opportunities too numerous to list, this is the place to access them.

The schools in the district offer a wide variety of excellent programs that prepare students for post-secondary education. Whatever the academic or trade program students are interested in pursuing, the schools in our district can help students build a course schedule that prepares them for their journey.

Program Established: 2019

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Short Term

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 37

Number of High schools for international students: 5

Total Students: 6,771

Total International Students: 27

International Students Accepted for Grades: 10 -12

Nearest Airport: Kelowna (YLW)

School District No. 83 is located in the central southern region of British Columbia in the North Okanagan. This area is well-known for its mild climate, incredible scenery, large lakes, world-class skiing, as well as many outdoor activities that await you year-round.

The homestay experience is an important part of the North Okanagan-Shuswap International Student Program.  Our goal is to arrange a friendly Canadian family for you to live with during your stay in our area. We carefully screen families to find safe, comfortable and happy home environments where you will enjoy 3 meals every day and a furnished bedroom. All homestay families must go through our rigorous screening process, which includes personal interviews, a home inspection, and reference checks.

With a moderate climate producing wonderfully warm spring weather, beautifully hot and sunny summers, mild autumns and temperate winters, the North Okanagan-Shuswap boasts an abundance and variety of world-class recreational activities. Select the schools from the menu above to find out about opportunities at a school or within the community.

Entrance Dates: September & February

Application Deadlines: Continuous

Application Fee: $200

Full Year Tuition Fee: $14,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $7,000

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $0

Homestay Monthly Fee: $850

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $1200

Annual Custodianship Fee: included

All funds are in Canadian dollars

General Inquiries Email: isp@sd83.bc.ca

Website: isp.sd83.bc.ca

Mailing Address: PO Box 129, 341 Shuswap St. SW

City: Salmon Arm

Province: British Columbia

Postal Code: V1E 4N2

Phone: 250 – 253 – 9979

Fax: 250-832-9428

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