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​​Cultural Experience Program (3 - 10 Months)

Ages: 14 to 18 years*

Schools: Carihi Secondary School and Timberline Secondary School

Arrival Times: September, (Semester 1) & January/February (semester two)

Campbell River school district offers a Semester English immersion experience for international students. Students can attend for as little as three months. Students will enroll in four high school classes and have the opportunity to attend our beginner to intermediate English language learning class if they choose. Students are encouraged to participate in our program activities and they can also join school clubs or community activities.

*Students must turn 14 years old by Dec. 31 of the year they enroll; students must complete the program in the semester they turn 19 years.


High School Graduation Program

Ages: 14 to 18 years*

Schools: Carihi Secondary school and Timberline Secondary school

Arrival Times: September

Requirement: Intermediate English**

Students with advanced English skills will be enrolled in four classes per semester and earn credits towards the British Columbia Graduation called the Dogwood Diploma. Graduation Requirements for Province of British Columbia

Students with intermediate or beginner English will enroll in our English language learning class and three high school classes. As soon as their English ability improves, students will be registered into classes that earn BC graduation credit.

Students are encouraged to participate in our program activities and they can also join school clubs or community activities.

*Students must turn 14 years old by Dec. 31 of the year they enroll; students must be under the age of 19 by July 1 of their final year.

**All students must write our English assessment test upon arrival to determine their English placement. Students require three or four years to earn BC graduation. Students will not be accepted for less than 3 years in a Graduation Program.


All programs include:

  • Airport pick up in Campbell River (YBL).
  • Two Day Orientation in first semester.
  • Welcome and Farewell Parties; monthly lunch meetings; some local activities.
  • Course fees, textbooks, workbooks & School locker rental.
  • Personalized course selection guidance.
  • Graduation Club: four supervised sessions to research and apply to Canadian universities.
  • English support class for students who require additional help.
  • Assistance with receiving equivalency credits from home country.
  • Opportunities to gain experience needed for university scholarships, such as community service or extracurricular activities.
  • Peer support network.
  • Monthly check-ins.
  • Twice monthly social activities.
  • Four reports to natural parents/agents.






Upon consultation, other programs are possible. If your student is under the age of 14 years or you need a customized program, please contact the Global Engagement Manager directly.   Contact Us