Pacific Rim School District

The Pacific Rim International Student Program (PRISP) provides challenging and rewarding educational programs for all International Students. Our student selection process emphasizes diversity and includes an enrolment cap that ensures a quality experience for all participants. We offer a high-quality education in modern facilities in a world-class setting. 



Program Established: 1995

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester

Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Language(s) of Study: English, French

Total number of schools: 11

High schools for international students: 2

Total Students: 4,500

Total International Students: 35

International Students Accepted for Grades: 8-12

Nearest Airport: Nanaimo International Airport

Where British Columbia’s majestic forests meet the stunning Pacific Ocean you will find some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Canada. From the forested slopes and stunning lakes of the Alberni Valley to the magnificent sandy beaches of Long Beach, the West Coast of Vancouver Island is known world wide for its abundant sea life, lush rainforests and scenic mountain vistas.

At the heart of the west coast are the communities of Port Alberni, Bamfield, Tofino and Ucluelet. Although closely situated to Nanaimo and the larger cities of Victoria and metropolitan Vancouver, these west coast communities maintain a unique, casual lifestyle. Also home to the Nuu Chah Nulth First Nations, the west coast is richly influenced by local first nations peoples, and proudly maintains and displays traditional first nations arts, language and culture.

The West Coast’s rugged natural beauty provides numerous recreational opportunities that make it a leading destination for outdoors enthusiasts. Whale watching, hiking, kayaking, fishing and wildlife viewing are natures complements to the many sports and recreation activities enjoyed in the region.

The Pacific Rim International Student Program is the first choice for International Students seeking a quality education in a uniquely Canadian location.


Our Homestay Program provides caring homes for all international students. Accommodation includes room and board (3 meals per day), as well as emotional and academic support. The homestay family takes the place of the student’s family for the duration of their period of studies with us. The Homestay experience also helps immensely with students’ English and understanding of the West Coast Canadian lifestyle.


Entrance Dates: September 1 & February 1

Application Deadlines: June 15 & November 15

Application Fee: $450

Medical Insurance and Administration Fee: $1100 (full year), $550 (1 semester)

Full Year Tuition Fee: $13,000

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,750

Full year Homestay Fee: $11,750 

1 Semester Homestay Fee: $6,250

Activity Fee: $200

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Prices are subject to change, please confirm fees during the application process.


General Inquiries Email: mfryer@sd70.bc.ca

Website: www.sd70.bc.ca/isp

Mailing Address: 4690 Roger Street

City: Port Alberni

Province: British Columbia

Postal Code: V9Y 3Z4

Phone: 250-720-2770


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