The Cowichan Valley is located on Vancouver Island and is considered as one of the most beautiful regions of British Columbia.
Beautiful British Columbia
Vancouver Island enjoys the most moderate climate in Canada and is known for its ocean beaches, large trees, beautiful lakes and mountains.
Cowichan Valley is conveniently located halfway between the city of Nanaimo and the capital city Victoria. This provides all the services and shopping of a large city only 40 minutes away and the safety and slower pace of a smaller community.
We take pride in building a team of teachers that are patient and offer both academic and social support for our international students.
Focus on Fun
We focus our efforts in providing international students with a unique Canadian experience balancing academics and the beautiful outdoors.
Join us and let us provide you with a truly unique and genuine Canadian academic experience! Study Cowichan!
Welcome to the Cowichan Valley International Student Program!
If you love to snowboard and ski or have always wanted to learn you are in luck! The Cowichan Valley International Student Program invites you to join us on a trip to Whistler! The trip will take place on April 5th, 6th, and the 7th, 2017. The trip w
“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy Throughout our September Program, our international students participated on a series of hikes on Mount Tzouhalem that enabled them to w
Cowichan Valley International Student Program welcomed it’s new and returning batch of international students with a unique experience this year. Students from China, Japan, Spain, Norway, Germany, Brazil, Mexico and many others transitioned in
People here are very friendly. My home stay parents are great. They really treat me like one of their children. They have even introduced me as their "Norwegian daughter".
Christine Aspoy, Norway, International Student
I tried to play as many sports as I can. I play soccer, rugby and baseball. All my teachers are also very nice. They always want to help me whenever they can.
Raul Corpas Navas, Spain, International Student
It goes without saying that the school and teachers were very good. My teachers were very friendly and helpful. They were patient with my questions and mistakes. I also had fun in many activities that were organized by the international program.
Baron Xi, China, International Student
I have done a lot with my international friends this year. They taught me different cultures, food and languages. They made me want to travel all over the world!
Chisa Tagaki, Japan, International Student
I have had a fantastic time in Frances Kelsey Secondary School this year. I have improved my English significantly, developed friendships with students from all over the world and experienced the fabulous self-directed learning system that has helped me develop skills of self-directed learning.