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English school in Vancouver: St Giles International

Key points

  • Warm welcome and a professional school
  • Perfect "Downtown" location, just steps from the waterfront
  • Excellent academic reputation
  • Full time Business English
  • Cafeteria serving affordable warm meals

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Brazil, South Korea, etc..
ratings
168 authentic opinions

Learn English in the lively district of Coal Harbour, in the heart of Vancouver and only a stone's throw from the seafront. Close to Granville Street and Robson Street, our partner school is housed in a modern building. There are 17 comfortable and bright classrooms, a computer room with free Wi-Fi and a library. Between or after classes, you can meet your friends in the student lounge. Snacks and hot meals are served daily in the student café at reasonable prices.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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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
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
505 CAD
970 CAD
- CAD
2
860 CAD
1565 CAD
- CAD
3
1215 CAD
2160 CAD
- CAD
4
1418 CAD
2603 CAD
- CAD
6
2052 CAD
3717 CAD
4126 CAD
8
2622 CAD
4767 CAD
5286 CAD
12
3726 CAD
6831 CAD
7570 CAD
16
4918 CAD
8983 CAD
9942 CAD
24
6390 CAD
12375 CAD
13774 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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 373.- GBP
(601.- CAD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
601 CAD
1066 CAD
- CAD
2
1052 CAD
1757 CAD
- CAD
3
1503 CAD
2448 CAD
- CAD
4
1742 CAD
2927 CAD
- CAD
6
2538 CAD
4203 CAD
4612 CAD
8
3222 CAD
5367 CAD
5886 CAD
12
4602 CAD
7707 CAD
8446 CAD
16
6086 CAD
10151 CAD
11110 CAD
24
7854 CAD
13839 CAD
15238 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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Standard course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 556.- GBP
(896.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
896 CAD
1601 CAD
3
1269 CAD
2214 CAD
4
1482 CAD
2667 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
25.02 / 21.05 / 03.09 / 04.11.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 681.- GBP
(1098.- CAD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
1098 CAD
1803 CAD
3
1572 CAD
2517 CAD
4
1818 CAD
3003 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
25.02 / 21.05 / 03.09 / 04.11.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Business English course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1080.- GBP
(1742.- CAD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
21 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
1742 CAD
2927 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.03 / 30.09.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (B2 First), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 1626.- GBP
(2622.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 9 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
8
2622 CAD
4767 CAD
5286 CAD
9
2931 CAD
5316 CAD
5890 CAD
10
3240 CAD
5865 CAD
6494 CAD
12
3726 CAD
6831 CAD
7570 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
22.04 / 02.07 / 15.10.2019
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
17.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (B2 First) 28 lessons/wk.

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 9 / 10 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 1998.- GBP
(3222.- CAD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 9 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:00-15:20 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
8
3222 CAD
5367 CAD
5886 CAD
9
3606 CAD
5991 CAD
6565 CAD
10
3990 CAD
6615 CAD
7244 CAD
12
4602 CAD
7707 CAD
8446 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
22.04 / 02.07 / 15.10.2019
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
17.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 1626.- GBP
(2622.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
8
2622 CAD
4767 CAD
5286 CAD
10
3240 CAD
5865 CAD
6494 CAD
12
3726 CAD
6831 CAD
7570 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
22.04 / 02.07 / 15.10.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01 / 17.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 28 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 1998.- GBP
(3222.- CAD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
8
3222 CAD
5367 CAD
5886 CAD
10
3990 CAD
6615 CAD
7244 CAD
12
4602 CAD
7707 CAD
8446 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
22.04 / 02.07 / 15.10.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01 / 17.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
25.03 / 16.09.2019
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 day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Options/Extras

Course material (per level) (approximately) 100 CAD
One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 318 CAD
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 350 CAD
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 350 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (23.06-25.08.2019, Host family)
Consult our online quote calculator
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019, GEC Viva Tower) 195 CAD
Christmas with the host family (full board) (25.12-26.12.2019) 60 CAD
Retention fee (accommodation), per week (host family)
50% of the standard weekly price
Special diet (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 150 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (compulsory <19 y.o.) 150 CAD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (GEC Viva Tower, not available in July/August)
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom) ((45-60 minutes) (19+ y.o.))
Host family, single room, half board ((60-75 minutes) (19+ y.o.))
Host family, single room, half board ((45-60 minutes) (16-18 y.o.))

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

94% of students recommending this school

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

168 students gave their opinion about this school

61 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, mein Hörverständnis hat sich verbessert, ich habe viele interessante Menschen kennengelernt und viele interessante Erfahrungen gemacht. »
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Eine Sprachreise die ich nie vergessen werde!!! Wunderschöner Ort, tolle Sprachschule und tolle Menschen .... Die Sprachschule war einfach toll! Die Ausflüge waren abwechslungsreich und sehr schön und interessant gestaltet. Habe ich sehr gerne besucht.
12 weeks, May – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Die Schule war insgesamt echt gut organisiert uns strukturiert. Die Lehrkräfte waren immer gut vorbereitet und haben sehr guten Unterricht gemacht. Auch die Lage der Schule ist perfekt. »
52 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J’ai fais des progrès dans l’aisance.J’ai énormément parlé en anglais sans avoir peur de faire des fautes »
School highlights
« Les cours d’anglais très interactifs. »
Top tips
« Lynn canyon park »
33 years old - Spain
/ 5
Escuela pequeña y muy familiar. Sus trabajadores y profesores conocen a sus alumnos y el ambiente es muy bueno y acojedor.Mediana de edad alta, gente adulta. Familia con 3 hijas mayores de edad.Cocina y baño para ti aunque se tenía que compartir con una de las hijas. Siempre había gente en casa, cenando y celebrando cosas... Son muy buenos amfitriones y saben cuidar a la gente.Ubicación fantástica en North Vancouver aunque lejos... 10 minutos hasta el bus i 45 de trayecto.
7 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Después de 7 semanas considero que he progresado pero no es suficiente tiempo. Pero estoy contenta de mis logros. »
School highlights
« La edad media de los estudiantes 25-30 y el trato de sus profesores y trabajadores. La ubicación es excelente. »
Top tips
« Alquilar un coche e ir a Wishtler. »
45 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr gute Schule für alle 30+ oder sehr viel älter Schule kann uneingeschränkt weiteremfohlen werden. Tolle Lehrer, guter Nationalitätenmix, im Platinumsegment hat es naturgemäss sehr viele Schweizer Die Aktivitäten sind okay für den Anfang, sobald man einige Leute kennengelernt hat, wird man sich rasch selbst organisieren.
12 weeks, April – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe mich um ein ganzes Level verbessert und bin super gut ins Sprechen gekommen. Es wird jeden Monat ein Test durchgeführt, man kann auch zwischendurch einen Test verlangen oder für mehr Effort in eine anspruchsvollere Gruppe wechseln, ich habe ins Platinum-Segment für die letzten Wochen gewechselt - top! »
Top tips
« Auto mieten und in den Bergen wandern gehen, Vancouver Island besuchen - auch ausserhalb von Victoria, möglichst 3 Tage »
31 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, February – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, March – June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Die Lehrer und das ganze Team war super! »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, November 2018 – February 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Danick Rotzetter
Danick Rotzetter

For professional purposes but also for purely practical reasons, I decided to learn English. It didn’t take me long to choose Canada as a destination, since it is where I am from. As I was researching the main Canadian cities, Vancouver came my way. At that time, I wasn’t sure why but I chose that city immediately. The St Giles International school is located north of Downtown Vancouver, steps from the Ocean, Waterfront station, but also 10 minutes’ walk from famous Stanley Park: an ideal location. The staff is very friendly, dynamic and has sound teaching knowledge and experience.

The school also organises extracurricular activities during the week in order for us to have a good time together after classes and to get to know each other, but also to practise English as much as possible. Vancouver is an extraordinary city from a geographical point of view, as it is located on the edge of the Ocean, at the foot of the mountains and just miles from the USA (2-hour drive to reach Seattle). Everything was close-at-hand, whether the beach in the summer, the 2010 Olympics ski tracks in Whistler - two hours away by car - in the winter, the parks, mountains, forest, not to mention the pubs and nightclubs available throughout the year. The Vancouver inhabitants are always hospitable and ready to help you when you are lost or in need of advice, no problem at all. This experience is simply unforgettable for me: discovering a new country and its culture but also people from various countries and as many different cultures. I said that I didn’t know why Vancouver drew my attention, now I know: it is simply one of the most beautiful cities in the world that I ever had the chance to visit!

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Alizée Ducret
Alizée Ducret
St Giles International, Vancouver
Duration: 3 months 

I spend 3 months in Vancouver at St Giles International school. It was awesome! I lived in a very good hostfamily in a big house with another very friendly student from Brasil. It was a little bit far, but the bus system is perfect so I could take the bus every 4 minuts! The school was very good. It's a small school in the centre of the city. There is everything near the school. At school the atmosphere is perfect! There are students from all over the world and you can speak with everybody! It's really great! The teachers are really friendly and competent. It's always a pleasure to learn english. We can also go out with our teachers thanks to the activities organized by school. You can go to a famous pub downtown or also play bowling with us! Every week the school organizes activities. You can see hockey games or soccer, and even visit the city around Vancouver, sometimes during 4 days!

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Jonathan Arimondi
Jonathan Arimondi
St Giles, Vancouver
Duration: 12 weeks

I had the chance to spend three months at St. Giles School, in Vancouver. Arriving in a new place is never easy, but I quickly started feeling more comfortable when I met my host family and some new friends. I lived with a Colombian family, close to the airport; I was a bit far from the city centre, but the family was amazing and they had two adorable daughters. Apart from myself, the family always hosted another student. I lived with three different ones during my stay. The school was pretty small and everyone knew each other; I really liked that. I often stayed with the same group of friends, but little by little they all went back to their home countries; it wasn’t easy to say goodbye to them, but our relationships were strong and I am sure that one day we will meet again. The teachers were very attentive and they didn’t hesitate to move students to higher levels when appropriate. That was my case: I improved very quickly and changed levels twice. I think that the fact that groups are so small makes the learning process faster and more effective. The teachers are really good, in my opinion. Vancouver is very safe and clean; even cleaner that Switzerland! People are open, they help each other and talk even if they don’t know each other. There are students from all over the world and meeting people is very easy, even in the street! There are plenty of things to do, from shops to parties. Seattle is only two hours away, so you should definitely go!

The cost of living is quite high, but I don’t regret a single penny, because it has been an unforgettable experience. I would like to come back with a working visa.

Greetings from Canada!

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Host family
The dream chance to live like a real Canadian! Families are selected with care and are divided into three categories: “standard” options are around 45-60 minutes from the school and offer single rooms with shared bathrooms and half-board, “superior” options additionally offer a private bathroom, while for the “suburban” option, families live 60-75 minutes away by public transport. Living with a host family is a great way to discover the Canadian lifestyle and to practise English in a friendly atmosphere. If you travel with a friend, a twin room is more convenient.

GEC Viva Tower residence (minimum 5 weeks)
Stay in these apartments located a 20-25-minute walk from the school, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and the ocean! You’ll sleep in a single or twin room (bed linen and towels included) and share the kitchen, bathroom and living room with the other students. Each apartment features laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Shared areas are cleaned once a week and the residence is monitored 24/7. Enjoy the fitness room and sauna as well!
To note: single rooms are not available from 01.07 to 31.08.2019.

APT Living residence (from 19 years old, minimum 1 month)
Located in the lively South Granville neighbourhood, about 30 minutes by bus from the school, this residence will suit the more independent students on a budget. The rooms, which are quite small, all include a sofa/bed, a desk, TV, fridge, microwave and an ensuite bathroom. There is Wi-Fi in the living room and you can have breakfast at the residence’s restaurant. Coin-operated laundry facilities, a 24-hour reception, a small gym, an open-air swimming pool as well as two Jacuzzis are some of the facilities. Try playing mini-golf or the giant chess game with the other residents from all over the world!

Available for arrivals at the beginning of the month and departures at the end of the month or on the 1st.

Price on request.

Residence, hotel
On request, it is also possible to stay in a residence or hotel in Vancouver. Contact us for further information.

Vancouver will give anyone just what they want: the wide range of shops and select cafés in Robson Street, the kingdom of trendy nightclubs in Granville Street and nature just around the corner in Stanley Park or on the beautiful English Bay and Sunset Beach. Shopping, gastronomy, night life, sport… How could you get bored? And with Whistler, Vancouver Island, Seattle and the Canadian Rockies so close by for weekend excursions, everyone will find their happiness. Besides, our partner school offers a weekly social program which will enable you to discover Vancouver and its roundabouts whilst getting to know your fellow students.

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Save on the course price in Vancouver

Save on the course price in Vancouver

Book a course at our St Giles partner school in Vancouver and enjoy the following offer:

- 5% discount on your tuition fees 

Conditions

- Valid for new bookings received between 01.10.2019 and 31.10.2019, for any courses taking place in 2019 and 2020
- Discount only valid on tuition, other fees will apply
- This offer may be combined with other promotions

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 26.09.2019

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