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Welcome to Victoria International Student Programs
Improve your English, learn about Canadian culture, make friends and ready yourself for success as a student in our programs. Victoria International Student Programs offers the highest quality learning experience in a safe, beautiful, culturally diverse and accepting environment. In addition to the extracurricular activities offered at each school, international students can become involved in countless recreational activities within the community. Numerous clubs and organizations around Victoria cater to youth interests. We are certain you will have the time of your life and the education and experience you gain will last a lifetime.
Victoria International (YYJ)
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The Victoria International Student Program instills a balanced and positive outlook in young minds. Students are encouraged to become active and full members of their school and community.
We offer flexibility to meet individual needs.
Each of our District’s government-certified schools has its own unique character and provides a wide range of course options.
To encourage student success, we offer:
• School-based international student advisors at each of our schools
• Our own registered homestay program
• Professional, experienced staff
Greater Victoria School District offers students the choice of 7 secondary schools. Each school has science labs, art studios, theatres, gymnasiums and outdoor fields which allows our program to offer all core subjects and a wide variety of electives and sports programs to meet the student's individual interests as well as their educational and career goals.
Sports are offered at various times throughout the school year depending on the season. Choices include football (soccer), basketball, rowing, sailing, tennis, volleyball, and rugby.
Advanced Placement, Academies, Camps, Trips
Some of the secondary schools offer sports academies including soccer and baseball which the students would be need to apply for if interested in joining them. Applications are available at the individual schools websites.
We offer optional activities such as a Whistler ski trip, whale watching and Vancouver trip which students may sign up for once they arrive in Victoria - space is limited so best to register early!
School Operator: State School
Program Established: 1992
Total number of schools: 44
Total Students: 22,000
Number of High schools for international students: 7
Total international students grade 9-12: 865
Grades: K - 12
International students accepted for: 9, 10, 11, 12
Foreign Languages: Spanish, Japanese
Info: Middle school students (grades 6-8) will study French as a second language as part of the curriculum. At the secondary level (grades 9-12), students may choose to study French, Spanish or Japanese.
Entrance Dates: September, February
Length of stay: 3 months/Term, 5 months/semester, 10 months/full year, until graduation
Application Deadlines: November 1 & February 1
Online Application Forms,
Letter of Acceptance,
Online English test
Please submit a completed application package for review. Once placement is done, a letter of offer and invoice will be issued.
Info: Victoria, BC is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia and is situated on the West Coast of Canada. Our city is very scenic and is surrounded by natural beauty. It is a mid-size city with all the amenities of larger cities. Government, education and tourism are major activities. Victoria offers a year-round moderate climate and a friendly, welcoming environment, perfect for international students to study and experience Canadian culture.
Number of courses / system: both - depending on individual school
Info: We have 6 semester and one linear secondary school. At a semester school, students will study 4 courses each semester and they will study 8 courses at the linear school. Students will study English, core subjects and a variety of electives based on requirements and individual interest.
Info: International students participating in the VISP Homestay Program will feel welcome, comfortable and secure. The VISP Homestay Program places visiting students into supportive, stable homes with active Canadian families. Homestays are arranged and supervised by the VISP office.
Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:
Our years of experience in international education have made us keenly aware of the unique needs of international students. To assist our students and encourage their success, we provide comprehensive support which includes:
• School-based international student advisors at each of our high schools and middle schools
• Our own registered homestay program
• Multi-cultural homestay placement officers
• An orientation for all new international students
• Professional, experienced program staff committed to student success
|High School||Total Enrolment||Website|
|Lambrick Park Secondary||561||lambrickpark.sd61.bc.ca|
|Mount Douglas Secondary||1035||mountdoug.sd61.bc.ca|
|Oak Bay Secondary||1279||oakbay.sd61.bc.ca|
|Victoria High Secondary||828||vichigh.sd61.bc.ca|
|Application Fee||CAD 250||EUR 173,85|
|Full Year Tuition Fee||CAD 14,000||EUR 9735,74|
|Semester Tuition Fee||CAD 7,000||EUR 4867,87|
|Annual Homestay Placement Fee||CAD 325||EUR 226,01|
|Homestay Monthly Fee||CAD 975||EUR 678,03|
|Health Insurance Monthly Fee||CAD 60||EUR 41,72|
|Annual Custodianship Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Airport Pick-up Fee||CAD||EUR -|
|Total Semester Fees||CAD 13,100||EUR 9109,87|
|Total Annual Fees||CAD 25,425||EUR 17680,81|
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: Prices are subject to change.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 03/2019