With British Columbia’s (BC) international reputation for top-quality public schools, safe and vibrant cities, a stunning natural environment, and unrivaled recreational opportunities, visiting international students receive an experience of a lifetime.
Studying in Canada at a BC public school, whether starting in Kindergarten or graduating in Grade 12, brings great rewards: an excellent education, a chance to understand Canadian culture, and the opportunity to learn English in a friendly environment.
Set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Rocky Mountains in the east, BC is Canada’s westernmost province, the gateway to Canada. BC boasts a wide variety of geography from seashores to mountains to forest in its 945,000 km2 of varied terrain.
BC is Canada’s third most populated province. In all, 4.1 million people live in cities, towns and villages across six major regions. There is a unique beauty and advantages to each region and there are IPSEA school districts in all regions that host international students.
Vancouver and Whistler co-hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and showcased BC’s beauty, quality of life, and unique global position to visitors around the world.
Learn more about why to study in Canada and the regions of BC and the IPSEA school districts from the Where in BC? page.
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