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High School in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Highlights

  • Ages 13 to 18
  • 1 semester or 1 academic year
  • Possibility to acquire a secondary education diploma
  • Participation with the school's sport and cultural activities
  • Choice of school

Programme

Overview

This programme is available to motivated students aged 13 to 18 who wish to spend one semester or one year in a Canadian high school (secondary education) and share in the daily life of an Canadian host family and have a unique and unforgettable experience.

This option allows students to choose the school where they would like to be placed. Once the student has chosen, our local partner will be able to check all availabilities. We will then inform you of the different options available to you.

Why Canada ?

Canada is the second largest country in the world, it is also one of the most outstanding in terms of geographical diversity. It's primarily a wonderful destination or those wishing to study there for multiple reasons:

  • The Quality and standard of living is among the highest in the world
  • Educational system is recognised for its excellence and its compatibility with the European system
  • Friendliness and hospitality of its people
  • Rich in culture
  • Safe environment with stunning landscapes and countryside

Situated between the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the shimmering waters of the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is easily one of the most attractive provinces in Canada. As the region's cultural and commercial centre, Vancouver is brimming with cultural, touristic, and sportive attractions bringing in visitors from all over the world. Shops, cafés, and restaurants fill the fashionable areas of the town centre, while the nearby mountains, forests, rivers and lakes are popular with sport fans and anyone just wanting to explore.

With a population of just over 100,000 people, Langley offers both an urbanised environment with a large range of big shops and a vibrant nature in the south east. With several secondary schools and university campuses, Langley is very animated and highly appreciated by students.

Courses

Students can choose around 5 to 8 subjects, out of the those offered by a particular school (each school has its own list).

In many Canadian schools, the choice of subjects is large: business, science, tourism, technology arts, psychology, maths, physics, chemistry, softball, curling, management, visual arts, theatre, photography...

This is a great chance to take on new subjects or strengthen your skills in a particular topic. You are entirely free to choose the lessons that may be of interest to you.

They can also follow a course of English as a Second Language, to target any weaknesses they may have. Assistants are on hand to help with organising their work and planning their academic year.

The Canadian educational system

Canadian students study for minimum 12 years (Primary School + Secondary School). This program gives foreign students the possibility to attend a secondary school, from grade 8 to grade 12.

A school year is divided in two semesters. As a foreign student, you can integrate in a class for one semester or for one or several school years and ultimately gain a Canadian High School diploma.

Some courses are offered for one semester. Students have also the possibility to change subjects during the school year depending on level and availability.

Schools offer a variety of sport, cultural and social activities. The school gives you an unique chance to do activities that you have never done before and to join in the daily life of Canadians students of your age.

Schools

The Langley region welcomes international students in 8 different schools. All offer unique, intensive programmes with a wide range of lessons.

Certain schools accept a reduced number of students, for a more personalised curriculum. Others are much larger, sometimes accepting up to 1650 students with a well equipped campus.

In each school there is a team of counselors and tutors who will assist the students and international coordinators who will follow the students during their stay. The teachers and staff at the school are friendly and will help the students to achieve their goals.

All schools offer classes of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

Do not hesitate to contact us for the school profiles.

Host Family

The Canadian Host Families

Your host family is the defining feature of your study abroad experience, helping you become fully accustomed to the culture and feel part of the local community.

Canadians are famous for their hospitality, tolerance and openness.

Our partner organisation's host families are carefully screened and regularly inspected. Families take an active interest in choosing a student to host and sharing their homes, lives and culture with their guests.

The local coordinator

The local coordinator is an experienced member of staff who knows the host families and is in regular contact with the students and their host parents throughout the duration of the programme. They regularly organise meetings to ensure that your experience is going smoothly, both with your host family and at school. Your local coordinator is on hand to lend assistance in case any should arise, and are your first point of contact on the ground.

Our partner organisation's local coordinators are all experienced and fully qualified to assist international students on the ground, offering support and assistance quickly and efficiently should any issues present themselves.

An emergency number will be given to you to use in case of any emergencies.

Dates & Prices 2020-2021

Dates 2020-2021

School year: From September to June

Semester: From September to January or from February to June

Prices 2020-2021

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal includedSupervision 24h supportThis programme requires a flight
High School in Vancouver -

Includes all taxes, registration fees, classes, and room and board

Enrolment
Classes, room and board, and registration fees
DurationPrice without flightPrice with flight
1 semester10,990 €12,290 €
1 school year18,750 €19,990 €

Prices include:

  • English level assessment and interview
  • All documents required to obtain a visa
  • High School registration for a semester or a school year
  • Supervision during the stay by the local correspondent
  • Accommodation in host family, full board (lunch box on school days)
  • Personal assistance, support and advice from our local correspondent
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal support to parents throughout the stay
  • Regular contacts and assessment reports
  • Official certificate of attendance and courses transcripts.
  • Round-trip flight if chosen, from Brussels, Paris or Geneva airport (please contact us for prices if you do not leave from these airports
  • Airport transfer upon arrival

Prices do not include:

  • Excursions and leisure activities
  • Admittance fees to leisure or sports clubs
  • Local transportation
  • Airport transfer upon departure
  • Visa fees
  • Pocket money: around $250-300 per month

Practical Information

Conditions of participation

  • Must be aged between 13 and 18 at time of departure (the candidate can turn 19 during his stay, at the end of the schoolyear)
  • Minimum English level: we accept all levels, students under level A2 will receive extra ESL tuition in parallel to their regular classes.
  • Must have achieved good school results the last 2 years
  • Must have the will to make new friends and to share the daily life of a host family
  • Must demonstrate motivation, maturity and adaptability

Enrolment Process

Do you fit the criteria for participation? Think this high school abroad program is for you? Then send us a Registration form as soon as possible.

You will then receive a pre-confirmation form and we will invite you to confirm your booking by paying a deposit of €90 in order to begin to process your booking.

We will then invite you to come to our office in Brussels or Paris for a full interview. This costs €90 and must be paid at the latest on the day of the interview if we have not yet received a deposit. The interview fee is non-refundable and is deductible from the final cost if enrolment is confirmed.

If the interview is successful, we will send you the relevant documents to be completed and ask you to pay a deposit of minimum €1500 (25% of the total price). This includes recommendation letters from your teachers, your medical history and other information needed to process your booking.

Application deadlines

The deadline for submitting the aforementioned folder is :

  • 04/15 for departures in September
  • 11/15 for departures in February

Later dates may be possible depending on the availability in the schools. However We strongly recommend booking at least 3 months before departure for a better preparation of the stay.

Late bookings occurring after the indicated deadline will be subject to a €200 express handling fee.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on the application process.

Pre-Orientation Meeting

In order that your exchange runs as smoothly as possible and that you stay informed about the different elements of the programme, you have the option of attending two information and orientation meetings.

The first is organised by Easy Languages in Brussels , during the month of June. It allows students using Easy Languages to meet each other and share questions and experiences between them and the office team. It's also at this meeting that final administrative formalities are tackled.

If you do not live in Brussels, you can meet our team in Paris or Canada. Otherwise, we can schedule a telephone meeting to explain you the procedures and details of the program.

The second meeting takes place in Canada , within the first 15 days following your arrival. You will be contacted by your local correspondent who will be able to answer all of your questions.

Duration and Visa

The school year is divided in two semesters. As an international student, you can take classes for one semester (start in September or February) or for a full academic year. If you go for 1 semester, you will simply need to fill in a travel document "ETA" (Electronic Travel Authorization) to download from https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html

For a full schoolyear, you must obtain a student visa that will be issued to you for the length of stay. We provide you with all the necessary documents to obtain it and assist you in the process. You can find all information on the website: https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/services/etudier-canada/permis-etudes/presenter-demande.html

WARNING : Since 31/07/2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you will need to give your fingerprints and a photo. Fingerprints taking costs $CAD 85. You can go to one of these official locations to give your biometrics:

  • visa application centres (VACs) worldwide (find your VAC here )

Click here for more information.

Depending on the location, you may need to make an appointment.

This information is valid for citizens of the European Union. Non-EU nationals please check this page for more information.

Health Insurance and Assistance

Health cover and assistance are included in the price of course and are valid for the entire duration of your stay.

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