Long term Canada programmes at ILSC Education Group - Ranchstay Program, Ranchstay

From 5260.- CAD
approx 3132.- GBP
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The school

Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Brazil, Japan, etc..
ratings
16 authentic opinions

The school

Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Brazil, Japan, etc..
ratings
16 authentic opinions

Are you fascinated by Canada? Does living in a ranch appeal to you and do you have a passion for horses? Then our Gap Year programme in Vancouver is made for you! Organised by our ILSC partner school, your stay will take place in two stages. The work experience on the ranch follows after an intensive language course, which will allow you to develop essential language skills. This programme is open to independent participants, motivated by the world of horseback riding and with a level of English that is high enough to face everyday communication situations.

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

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Intensive course + 4 weeks of Ranchstay

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 5090.-
(about GBP 3002.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-16:00 (Mo-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
4
5090
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.63   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course + 6 weeks of Ranchstay

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 6950.-
(about GBP 4098.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-16:00 (Mo-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
6
6950
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.63   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course + 4 weeks of Ranchstay

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 5260.-
(about GBP 3102.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-16:00 (Mo-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
4
5260
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.63   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course + 6 weeks of Ranchstay

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 7140.-
(about GBP 4210.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-16:00 (Mo-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
6
7140
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.63   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (Min. 5 lessons / week) 80 CAD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 14 CAD
One-to-one course (per lesson) (Min. 5 lessons / week) 80 CAD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 15 CAD

Other accommodation options

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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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
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Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
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Leisure
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16 students gave their opinion about this school

16 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Das Sprechen mit den Studenten und Lehrern hat mir sehr weitergeholfen. »
School highlights
« Zentrale Lage, super erreichbar mit ÖV. Ich hatte tolle Lehrer! »
Top tips
« Stanley park, Vancouver island »
22 years old - France
/ 5
Vancouver est une trop grande ville pour moi, donc je ne me sentais pas trop à l'aise, mais cette impression viens du fait que les grandes villes ne sont pas faites pour moi.
12 weeks, January – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, je parle plus fluidement »
School highlights
« Les professeurs sont très compétents »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, August – October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Wie immer, ein paar Lehrer super aber auch solche, die man überhaupt nicht gebrauchen kann. Sonst gute Schule mit guten Kursen. Die Familie war fantastisch. Der lange Weg zu Schule hat sich total gelohnt. Immer gutes Essen und die Gastmutter hat immer für uns gebacken. Wir konnten immer noch etwas mit in die Schule nehmen. Also wenn ich noch mehr Sterne vergeben könnte, würde ich das tun. Sehr flexibel wenn wir mal später nach Hause kamen, hatte sie immer etwas zu essen bereit. Sie nahmen uns (mich und die andere Studentin im Haus) sogar einmal mit nach Amerika zum campen. Sehr zuvorkommend und nur empfehlenswert.
12 weeks, May – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe definitiv Fortschritte gemacht. In der Schule habe ich viele neue Wörter gelernt und meine Grammatik wieder etwas aufgefrischt. Ich habe auch viele neue Freunde gefunden, mit welchen ich immer noch in Kontakt stehe.Auf der Ranch habe ich viele neue Erfahrungen gesammelt und auch viele Wörter in Englisch gelernt, die man sonst nirgendwo lernen würde. Es hat mir sehr viel Spass gemacht dort zu arbeiten und ich würde es jederzeit wiedertun »
School highlights
« Die Schule hat viele verschiedene Kurse. Als ich angekommen bin, war ich komplett überfordert, dies legte sich aber nach der ersten Session. Dann wurde mir alles genau erklärt und ich konnte mir spezifisch die Kurse aussuchen, die mir auch wirklich gefallen. »
Top tips
« Fahrradtour um den Stanley ParkStevestonCapilano Suspension Bridge (Achtung teuer) (Alternative: Lynn Canyon)Deep Cove »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, May – June 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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« Aller à Grouse mountain, Deel Cove, Victoria, Seatle et Capilano.L'école propose beaucoup d'activités mais il est aussi très facile d'y aller par soi-même. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
18 weeks, April – August 2015
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, May – July 2015
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
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui car maintenant je peux tenir une discutions sans être en difficulté. »
School highlights
« L'ambiance dans les cours »
Top tips
« Rocky mountain, Whisler, Capilano »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2015
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)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, da ich auch viel in meiner Freizeit Englisch gesporchen habe, konnte ich mein Englisch super verbessern und bin nun sehr fliessend in den Sprache. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, January – March 2015
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 (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Testimonials

Verena Isernhagen
Verena Isernhagen
International Language Schools of Canada, Vancouver
Duration: 6-week intensive course + 6-week ranchstay

Thanks to ESL’s expert advice, I decided to take a language course combined with a ranch stay. I had a wonderful time in Canada, both in Vancouver and on the ranch, which provided a very enriching experience. I got to know very nice people with whom I’m still in touch. I’ll never forget the amazing excursions I did with them in the Rocky Mountains.

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During the classes In Vancouver, you will stay with a host family. Canadian families are known for their warm welcome and for making their guests feel right at home. Host families live in the city’s residential areas, which offers a certain quality of life, but which means having to use public transport to get to the school. Students stay in single rooms and have half board or full board provided. This option is ideal for immersing yourself in the Canadian culture and for practising English in all of the situations of everyday life. It's also the opportunity to make friends for life in Canada. For more flexibility, it is also possible to book accommodation without meals included. In this case, you can still use the family's kitchen.

During the work experience During your stay at the ranch, you will stay on-site with full board provided. Given the fact that the ranch is a “Guest Ranch" that offers a Bed & Breakfast service, everyone participates in welcoming passing guests, including helping with serving meals, assistance in horse riding lessons and accompaniment during hikes.

During the classes In Vancouver, you will stay with a host family. Canadian families are known for their warm welcome and for making their guests feel right at home. Host families live in the city’s residential areas, which offers a certain quality of life, but which means having to use public transport to get to the school. Students stay in single rooms and have half board or full board provided. This option is ideal for immersing yourself in the Canadian culture and for practising English in all of the situations of everyday life. It's also the opportunity to make friends for life in Canada. For more flexibility, it is also possible to book accommodation without meals included. In this case, you can still use the family's kitchen.

During the work experience During your stay at the ranch, you will stay on-site with full board provided. Given the fact that the ranch is a “Guest Ranch" that offers a Bed & Breakfast service, everyone participates in welcoming passing guests, including helping with serving meals, assistance in horse riding lessons and accompaniment during hikes.

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