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English school in Calgary: OHC Calgary

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505.- CAD
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Key points

  • Clean and safe city, only 1 hour from the Rockies, real Canadian countryside
  • Quality school and experienced teachers
  • Beautiful location and staff that feels like family
  • Excellent activities programme

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
ratings
79 authentic opinions

Our partner language school enjoys a central location in Calgary, close to Stampede Park and 17th Avenue, with its numerous pubs and shops. You'll learn English in bright and spacious classrooms and make use of the school's large book and DVD library, media room, computer lab and study room for your individual study. Additionally, a private computer conference room is available to students wishing to speak directly to the school’s counselors in their native language. During breaks, you'll be able to relax and socialise with the other international participants in the student lounge with table football and outdoor patio. There is also a kitchen and a cafeteria on site. After class, be sure to visit the chocolate factory located opposite the school: tours are free!

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 313.- GBP
(505.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 5 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-13:20: Electives (Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammar Doctor, English Through Music, Everyday English, Current Events; examples subject to change)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
505 CAD
915 CAD
950 CAD
2
815 CAD
1435 CAD
1505 CAD
3
1125 CAD
1955 CAD
2060 CAD
4
1435 CAD
2475 CAD
2615 CAD
6
1935 CAD
3395 CAD
3605 CAD
8
2515 CAD
4395 CAD
4675 CAD
12
3730 CAD
6450 CAD
6870 CAD
16
4570 CAD
8130 CAD
8690 CAD
24
6545 CAD
11785 CAD
12625 CAD
Extra week (24+)
260 CAD
470 CAD
505 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 332.- GBP
(535.- CAD)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 10 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-14:20: Electives (Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammar Doctor, English Through Music, Everyday English, Current Events; examples subject to change)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
535 CAD
945 CAD
980 CAD
2
875 CAD
1495 CAD
1565 CAD
3
1215 CAD
2045 CAD
2150 CAD
4
1555 CAD
2595 CAD
2735 CAD
6
2115 CAD
3575 CAD
3785 CAD
8
2755 CAD
4635 CAD
4915 CAD
12
4090 CAD
6810 CAD
7230 CAD
16
5050 CAD
8610 CAD
9170 CAD
24
7265 CAD
12505 CAD
13345 CAD
Extra week (24+)
290 CAD
500 CAD
535 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 344.- GBP
(555.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(15 general + 15 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-15:20: Electives (Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammar Doctor, English Through Music, Everyday English, Current Events; examples subject to change)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
555 CAD
965 CAD
1000 CAD
2
915 CAD
1535 CAD
1605 CAD
3
1275 CAD
2105 CAD
2210 CAD
4
1635 CAD
2675 CAD
2815 CAD
6
2235 CAD
3695 CAD
3905 CAD
8
2915 CAD
4795 CAD
5075 CAD
12
4330 CAD
7050 CAD
7470 CAD
16
5370 CAD
8930 CAD
9490 CAD
24
7745 CAD
12985 CAD
13825 CAD
Extra week (24+)
310 CAD
520 CAD
555 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) (compulsory) 110 CAD
Extra night with host family (full board) 50 CAD
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 60 CAD
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 50 CAD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 75 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (16.06 - 11.08.2019) 35 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 110 CAD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (Student house)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

79 students gave their opinion about this school

33 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Scuola di piccola dimensione perciò oltre alle aule, ufficio direttore, reception ci sono la piccola "cucina" e un cortile esterno. Ma mi é piaciuta per questo: tramite le lezioni o attività si arriva a conoscere praticamente tutti i docenti e gli studenti. Ero nella classe high advanced e eravamo in 4/6 a dipendenza delle settimane. Questo numero di studenti permette di essere seguiti meglio e si possono fare discussioni interessanti. La famiglia ospitante è stata molto gentile e disponibile. Mi sono sentita quasi come a casa mia. Hanno 2 regole: rispetto e fiducia e vale per entrambi. Ospitano studenti da quasi 2 decenni.
7 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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« Come già detto, essendo la scuola di piccole dimensioni gli insegnanti riescono a seguirti bene. C'è un bell'ambiente e ci si conosce quasi tutti. »
17 years old - Spain
/ 5
No me podía imaginar que saliera todo tan bien. Tenía miedo a que viajará solo por ser menor pero con todos sus documentos en regla no me pusieron problema. El ha llegado feliz. Experiencia muy bonita y familia encantadora y servicial. Muchas gracias, esperamos repetir Muy buena comida, trato, atención e integración con los familiares de esta. Muy recomendable
0 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, he logrado progreso, pero no lo que te prometen según la temporalidad elegida »
School highlights
« El trato y forma de dar clases, lo mismo con las actividades »
Top tips
« Calgary Stampie »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
24 weeks, September 2018 – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, November 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja Ich kann mich nun in Englisch in eifachen Konversationen verständigen »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
23 weeks, March – August 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Calgary ist eine ruhige Stadt und praktisch und einfach aufgebaut wenn man ÖV benötigt. Die Schule kann ich für Studenten empfehlen die noch nie auf einer anderen Schule waren. Klassenräume etwas klein. Familie ist Top! Highlight: Chicken Wings Day Ich kam etwas spät. Empfehle Sommerzeit (Stampede) ist super und Banff liegt nahe. Es lässt sich immer ein Student finden , der ein Auto zusammen mieten will um dorthin zu kommen.
8 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich verstehe nun besser Englisch. Schreiben habe ich mich verbessert. »
School highlights
« Durch das es klein ist, kommt man nahe mit den Leuten zusammen. Viele Freunde ! »
20 years old - San Marino
/ 5
12 weeks, May – August 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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22 years old - France
/ 5
Je suis partie 6 mois à Calgary. Malheureusement, c'est une petite où il n'y a rien à faire. On peut par contre louer une voiture et aller à Banff qui se situe dans les Rocheuses. Mais, ce qui est déplorable, c'est que s'il on a -25 ans, il faut payer 20 dollars de plus et par jour pour louer une voiture. Le gros point positif : les Canadiens sont vraiment très accueillant. C'est un très beau pays, avec des paysages époustouflant. L'école était situé au centre ville. Ce qui est bien. Par contre, les professeurs sont un peu changeant arrivé les vacances. De plus, il y avait un professeur qui n'était pas native language donc c'est très dérangeant quand vous allez dans un pays pour apprendre une langue car vous vous attendez à ce que les professeurs soient des native language. De plus, le mobilier de l'école est un peu déplorable, on a des chaises à l'américaine c'est-à-dire que la tablette est accrochée à la chaise. De plus, pour certain niveau, il y a beaucoup trop d'élève. En ce qui concerne les nationalités, pour la plupart c'est des Coréens, Japonais, Brésiliens et quelques pays de l'Amérique du Sud. Très peu d'Européen. Je suis tombée dans une très bonne famille. Vicky était très accueillante et ouverte d'esprit. Elle posait des questions sur notre pays, nos goûts et essayait toujours de nous faire plaisir. Le petit point négatif : pas de sortie avec elle. Je suis d'accord pour qu'une personne intéressée puisse me contacter par mail mais pouvez vous lui donner cette adresse mail s'il-vous-plaît : lou02@laposte.net
24 weeks, February – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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« J'ai fait des progrès en anglais. Je suis arrivée à la fin de mon séjour au dernier niveau de l'école : C1-C2. C'était mon objectif dès mon départ. »
School highlights
« Les étudiants de l'école étaient tous très sympas. Il a fallu convenir avec toutes les nationalités et les coutumes de chacun. C'était je pense le gros challenge de ce séjour. Le personnel est sympathique et réponde à toutes tes questions. »
Top tips
« BanffJasperCanmore »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Nicht unbedingt während meiner Schulzeit, da ich nir 2 Wochen dort war, aber definitiv während den Freizeitaktivitäten. »
School highlights
« Die dynamik gewisser Lehrer und wie sie uns aufgefordert und motiviert haben unsere Fehler zu machen und so zu verbessern. »
Top tips
« Die Schulaktivitäten und sonst Sehenswertes in der jeweiligen Stadt. »
27 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (1.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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Testimonials

Céline Granger
Céline Granger
OHC, Calgary
Duration: 12 weeks

Canada is very beautiful!!! There are a lot of very nice landscapes! You can always discover new things!!! The people are all very kind as well. One of my best experiences in Calgary was my trip to Lake Louise and Banff with Cédric! The nature was beautiful! Meet new people at the school is also a very good experience!!! And having a “new family” is really interesting!!! The school is really good!!! All of the teachers are very nice and kind! We have a nice classroom and you can always use the computer! That’s perfect when I miss my family!

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Grégory Schittli
Grégory Schittli
OHC, Calgary
Duration: 24 weeks

My language stay in Calgary was simply fantastic. The school was amazing: not too big, very international, with competent teachers. The director makes everyone feel confortable and does her best to turn the school into a second home, which is very important in this kind of experiences. The leisure activities are very cool and varied. My host family was very nice; they respected my private life and let me free to do whatever I wanted to do, within the rules. I really liked Calgary; it is a nice, American-style city, with a lot of green areas and amazing bars and clubs (go to Ranchman, I loved it!). I also recommend to rent a car and visit the Rockies, about 45-60 minutes away: in Banff, you will be able to ski and heliski, try a snowmobile, go hiking or to the thermal baths. The most impressive thing will be the huge space you will see around you. A Russian friend gave me this advice: go outside, meet Canadians and speak to them. Even if you don’t understand them in the beginning, do it, it’s really worth it. And I can confirm they are amazing.

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Javier Fernández Azpicueta
Javier Fernández Azpicueta
OHC, Calgary
Duration: 4 weeks

Meeting people from all over the world, travelling, getting to know another culture, learning English… these are some of the thousands of positive things that I remember from my experience in Canada. My stay there was totally unforgettable. From the moment I first set foot in the country, I felt like I was home. I was living at a student house with two students from the school with whom I’ve kept up a good friendship. The OHC School makes you feel like one of them from day one. Daily activities to get to know the other students, high quality teachers, great facilities… Without a doubt, I can only say great things about my stay there. I would do it all over again a thousand times. Cheers.

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Host family
Living with a Canadian family will allow you to improve your knowledge of the English language on a daily basis and to have a deep understanding of the country's culture and customs. Families live 30-60 minutes away from the school by public transport. You will stay in a single room with half board or full board provided and will share the common areas (kitchen, bathroom, living room) with the family members.

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
The shared apartment option is located only 3 minutes' walk from the course centre. Staying on the 19th or 28th floor of a modern building with a magnificent view of the city and mountains, they consist of two single bedrooms and one twin bedroom (to be shared with a student of the same gender, if you're travelling alone). The bathroom and the equipped kitchen are shared. The open dining room has a flat-screen TV and is perfect for hanging out. Wi-Fi is free, bed linen is provided and you can use the laundry room (for pay). There is also a weekly cleaning service. On the ground floor of the building, there is a small grocery store, and on the 2nd floor you have free access to the fitness room and a basketball court. You can find public transport links right outside.

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Shared Apartment

General information

This is an ideal location, right in the heart of downtown Calgary. Close to shops, restaurants, and easily accessible by foot or public transit.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
5 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
weekly: $ 32,50 / Monthly: $ 101.00
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 13:00
Saturday until 11:00
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Outside
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
10 washing machines / 10 dryers
Yes
Common area/lounge No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
free
Yes
Ping pong table
Ping Pong table
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
4 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 7 m2
Yes
Twin
2 rooms
min.: 19 m2/ max.: 20 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
To share between 4 students
Yes
Shared showers
To share between 4 students
Yes
Cleaning
twice per month
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
carpet in bedrooms, wood in hallway, lino in kitchen
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

In Calgary, there is no shortage of activities! After your English classes, you will have a thousand opportunities to immerse yourself in the lively and festive atmosphere which continually gives life to the most Cowboy of Canadian cities. The International Reggae Festival in Millennium Park, buzzing concert halls; the Rodeo Royal festival, the trendy bars and clubs of 17th Avenue...get ready! When it comes to excursions, the Rockies await you in Banff (only one hour's drive away) for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and for camping, hiking and rafting in summer. A visit to Edmonton or shopping and entertainment in Alberta at the "West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in Canada. The trip, for many students, is the most memorable trip they will make in their lifetime. For this reason, we try to encourage every student to participate in as many of the free school activities as possible. Join a Sol Schools Club to explore your new destination by picking up a new hobby, a new sport or just do something you’ve always dreamed of doing, but never quite got the chance. Be prepared to open your mind to the many new experiences and adventures you will have. Your language study trip in Calgary...an experience not to be missed!

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