School Districts Welcome:
The Richmond School District has welcomed international students for over 15 years, and we're ready to welcome you! The Richmond School District in Metro Vancouver is an excellent location for students of all ages and language abilities to get a first-class international education experience. Each year, almost 1000 international students come to our programs to have a life changing experience in one of Canada's most beautiful locations.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) - located in Richmond
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Richmond offers a safe, urban community only 22 minutes from downtown Vancouver, 45 minutes to the mountains and US border and 30 minutes to the Victoria ferry.
Program Options and Academic Achievement!
Richmond offers a range of programming to students of all English levels and interests. Richmond students have some of the highest graduation rates in the BC
Richmond provides students with many layers of support to ensure they have a valuable educational experience while studying in Canada.
Each school has PC and MAC computer rooms, modern science labs, 1 or 2 gymnasiums, outdoor athletic fields, music rooms, visual arts studios, theatres and libraries.
Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Field Hockey, Swimming, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee.
Advanced Placement, Academies, Camps, French Immersion, International Baccalaureate
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1998
Total number of schools: 10 secondary schools, 37 elementary schools
Total Students: 22,000
Number of High schools for international students: 10
Total international students grade 9-12: 800
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: French, French Immersion, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese
Entrance Dates: September, February
Length of stay: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months/Term, 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted until program is full. Students are encouraged to apply early.
Application Process: Online Application Forms
Most recent newsletter: studyinrichmond.sd38.bc.ca/programs/summer-camps
Info: Richmond is a special place to live and learn. It is situated within 22 minutes of downtown Vancouver using an efficient public transportation system. Due to the proximity of the mountains and the ocean, recreational activities like skiing, sailing, cycling, swimming, fishing, and golf are popular.
Richmond Quick Facts
• Population – Approximately 220,000
• Located 22 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 40 minutes to ski hills
• Enjoys a mild, west-coast climate
• Home to the Vancouver International Airport
• Upper middle-class community with the lowest crime rate in Metro-Vancouver
• Vibrant multicultural population
• Boasts multiple community centres, pools, libraries and parks
Number of courses / system: Semestered, Linear, both - depending on individual school
Info: Living with a Canadian family is an excellent and enjoyable way to experience Canadian culture, build proficiency in English and integrate into the local community.
RIE Homestay is managed and organized by the RIE homestay coordinator who is able to support students and host families throughout the homestay experience.
RIE Homestay includes
-Placement with a friendly, local family within the city of Richmond
-An English speaking environment
-A private, furnished room with a bed, desk, window and closet
-3 healthy meals per day plus snacks
-Assistance from the RIE homestay coordinator whenever needed
-No more than 2 long-term students in a home at a time
All homestay families are accessible to Richmond schools by city bus, bike or by walking.
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Richmond offers students an extensive orientation to our district at the beginning of their program. While in school, each student will be assigned a counsellor who will help them pick their courses, and will be available for any issues students may have.
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|ALLAN ROY (A.R.) MACNEILL SECONDARY SCHOOL||950||macneill.sd38.bc.ca/|
|HENRY JAMES (H.J.) CAMBIE SECONDARY SCHOOL||900||hjcambie.sd38.bc.ca/|
|HUGH BOYD SECONDARY SCHOOL||850||boyd.sd38.bc.ca/|
|HUGH MCROBERTS SECONDARY SCHOOL||1150||mcroberts.sd38.bc.ca/|
|JOHN NAPIER (J.N.) BURNETT SECONDARY SCHOOL||1200||jnburnett.sd38.bc.ca/|
|MATTHEW MCNAIR SECONDARY SCHOOL||950||mcnair.sd38.bc.ca/|
|RICHMOND SECONDARY SCHOOL||1250||rhs.sd38.bc.ca/|
|ROBERT ALEXANDER (R.A.) MCMATH SECONDARY SCHOOL||1250||mcmath.sd38.bc.ca/|
|ROBERT CECIL (R.C.) PALMER SECONDARY SCHOOL||750||palmer.sd38.bc.ca/|
|STEVESTON-LONDON SECONDARY SCHOOL||1250||slss.sd38.bc.ca/|
|Application Fee||CAD 200||EUR 139,08|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 15,000||EUR 10431,15|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 7,500||EUR 5215,58|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 500||EUR 347,71|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 950||EUR 660,64|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 97.50||EUR 67,80|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD 300||EUR 208,62|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD 0||EUR 0,00|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 14,000||EUR 9735,74|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 26,725||EUR 18584,84|
Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1000 to Euro 1500
Study Permit approx. Euro 105
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance
Health Insurance: mandatory
Info: Does not include homestay for orientation week.valid for school year 2019/20
Please note that the program description is very much reduced. All information, in particular on the fee-structure, is based on the information provided by the individual Canadian program and is subject to change / as at 09/2019