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International Students

Study in Canada .....on the beautiful West Coast

The West Coast International Student Program is committed to providing 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. For the past fifteen years the West Coast International Student Program has hosted students from Japan, Mexico, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Luxembourg, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, New Zealand, Chile, and Hungary.
 
Participating schools offer different educational opportunities within unique community settings. From the comprehensive programs of Alberni District Secondary School to the individualized programs of Ucluelet Secondary School, each school places a strong emphasis on student learning and social responsibility within a safe, caring school environment.
 
International Students are recognized for their diversity of ability, talents and interests, and are fully welcomed and encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life. The West Coast International Student Program provides:
 
  • Academic and elective programs that emphasize academic excellence
  • Small class sizes
  • Highly experienced, professional teachers
  • Individualized English as Second Language support
  • Career and post-secondary counseling.
  • Visits and tours to post-secondary institutions
  • Access to support personnel and programs including trained counsellors, peer counsellors, and peer tutors

​Discover the Beauty

 
Where we are ...
Where the forest meets the sea lies some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Canada. From the forested slopes of Alberni Inlet 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 West Coast International Student Program is the first choice for International Students seeking a quality education in a uniquely Canadian location.
 
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​Marc Fryer
Director of International Education
 
Barb Witte
Admin Assistant
 
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