Study on Vancouver Island

Overview: Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island lies just a few miles off the west coast of North America and is part of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is home to the provincial capital city, Victoria. The island is well known for its exceptional quality of life: mild weather, quality health care, and an education system that includes high-ranking schools, colleges, and universities. A large portion of the island is comprised of protected rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, rivers and lakes. Its outstanding educational institutions and natural surroundings make it an ideal study-abroad destination where international students can immerse themselves in an authentic English-speaking western culture.

Unique Advantages

Here are some of the unique features of Vancouver Island and its educational environment:

  • Most people living on the island were born in Canada and are native English speakers, thus making the island ideal for learning the language and local culture.
  • The natural environment of the island, which features clean air and ready access to the ocean on long, white-sand beaches, gives students direct experience of how life is lived in harmony with nature.
  • International high school students may obtain the British Columbia high school graduation certificate by graduating from Grade 12 in a BC school district.
  • In each BC school district students can enjoy world class skiing, snowboarding, golfing, kayaking, surfing, whale watching, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, shopping and entertainment - all only minutes apart.
  • As well as academic subjects, students have outstanding opportunities for study in business and technology education, performing and fine arts, sports and outdoor recreation.
  • After high school graduation, students can continue studying at any of the other top-ranked Canadian colleges and universities.