See below for refund policy details.
Paid directly to homestay at the beginning of each month.
To ensure adequate protection for our students, medical insurance
coverage will commence five days prior to the student's arrival
date and remain in effect five days after the anticipated date
of departure. Medical insurance fees for the long-term program
are collected annually and paid on behalf of the student, to provide
protection during the 10-month school period, as well as any portion
of July and August when the student is in the Comox Valley. This
arrangement ensures proper insurance coverage for the student.
(Temporary cancellation and reinstatement of medical insurance,
during absences from Canada, is subject to an administration fee.)
Terms & Conditions
Age – Elementary School Children are accepted under
the parents or legal guardian's responsibility up to and including Grade 5. Homestay is available for Students from Grade 6 – 12.
– Application Fee, Homestay Placement Fee, Tuition, Homestay Fee, and
Fees Do Not
Include – Travel to and from the Comox Valley, Bank
charges, Extra Curricular activities.
Enrolment and Payment - Applications should be sent to the International
Student Program (ISP) office at least 1 month before the beginning of
the semester (together with the required $2,500 non-refundable deposit
fee). In the exceptional cases of last-minute enrolment it is necessary
to pay the total fees in full (sending us by fax/email a copy of the
bank transfer) or sending us credit card details in writing, authorizing
us to charge the total fee immediately (please refer to our refund policy).
- The balance must be paid at least 15 days in advance of the semester’s
starting date. If the student does pay the balance of the course as
agreed to in the cancellation policy, we retain the agreed right to
charge to customers the full course amount
Payment – In order that you may be successfully admitted
into the program/course, you will have to produce evidence of payment.
Payment can be made by: Bank transfer, Cheque or Bank Draft, or Credit card.
To ensure your payment information is secure we use Moneris™.
It processes your credit card information securely using the latest
available encryption technology.
Our Homestay Supervisor does her utmost to ensure that the homestay
is the best accommodation for each student, through careful screening
. Please explain any specific requirements and expectations before we
book you with a family, as translocation once here will only be done
if the student has a serious consideration and changing families is
If any damage is incurred to the property of the school or to third
parties contracted by the school, the cost of these damages must be
settled immediately at the school by those responsible.
– Students that stay less than 6 months do not require a visa to enter
Canada. You are responsible for obtaining visas and for any visa-related
- No lessons will take place on public holidays as indicated on the
Insurance - Medical insurance is mandatory.
The program shown in our web-site/brochure are only indicative, the
management reserves the right to alter dates, times and contents of
courses at any time. On your arrival to the Comox Valley we will give
you your schedule.
Payment of Fees
Application fees must be paid before consideration will be given to
For students who have been accepted, School Fees and the Homestay Placement
and Deposit Fees (if applicable) must be paid in order to receive the
Letter of Acceptance Guarantee required by Citizenship and Immigration
Fees may be paid by:
Cheque or Bank Draft
Bank draft or certified cheque providing the issuing bank is associated
with a Canadian bank. Use micro-encoded cheque or bank draft, payable
Comox Valley International Student
Royal Bank of Canada #003
BC Canada V9N 3R6
Electronic Bank Transfer
International Student Program
Royal Bank of Canada #003
Bank Account #102-292-0
BC Canada V9N 3R6
SWIFT CODE: ROYCCAT2
Visa or MasterCard
Provide account number, card expiry date, amount and written authorization
to charge fees to this account. Must arrange prior approval with account
holder’s bank. Payments may also be made online. This service is for the $200.00 application fee – any other fees are subject to a 3% service charge.
Students are selected for the International School Programs with the
expectation that they are committed to high achievement through serious
study. We make a commitment to our students to assist them in achieving
success. While we look forward to a good relationship with all our students,
in some cases circumstances change and the following refund policy will
- Students who withdraw after the June 30th payment
deadline, and prior to school startup, will receive a 45% refund of
the tuition fee and 100% refund of any prepaid host family monthly
- The above also applies to students who apply for the
year already in progress, have a different start date than September
1st, and who withdraw in the two months prior to their specific start
- Students leaving the program for whatever reason after
their school start date will forfeit the entire program fee.
- Students who are asked to withdraw due to a violation
of school or program rules will receive no refund.
the Comox Valley
Students should make travel arrangements as soon as possible. When arrangements
are confirmed, students should contact their homestay family to inform
them of the arrival date, time and flight number. In most cases, the
homestay family will meet the student upon arrival and begin the homestay
process. When flights are confirmed, fax travel information to the Program
Office at +1 250 897 1496.
It is important that students book a flight through to the Comox International
Airport. Do not end the flight in Vancouver unless a visit to the Vancouver
region is part of the travel plan. Where students are visiting Vancouver
first, arrangements for travel to the Comox Valley should be made and
provided to the home-stay family or Program Office.
the Comox Valley
Students may not leave the Comox Valley without permission from the
Program Office. This rule is in place for student safety.
Students who are planning trips home during holidays must book flights
as early as possible. Students are expected to schedule holiday travel
during school vacation periods. Students should not miss classes. The
Program Office can assist with suggestions about dependable travel companies.
for Application to the International School Programs
Applying and Letter of Acknowledgement
Submit all of the following:
- A completed Application Form
- A recent photograph
- Final report cards for the last two years
- CAD$200 Application Fee
- Photocopy of first page of passport
all cheques and bank drafts payable to International School Programs.
Forms cannot be processed without all of the above items.
- Make a photocopy of the Application Form for personal
A Letter of Acknowledgement
will be sent to all applicants regarding application status.
Letter of Acceptance Guarantee
Upon receipt of a Letter of Acknowledgement, please do the following:
- Pay all remaining applicable program fees
- Once all the above fees have been paid, an official
Letter of Acceptance Guarantee will be issued.
Upon receipt of the official Letter of Acceptance Guarantee, please
do the following:
- Immediately contact the nearest Citizenship and Immigration
Canada (CIC) office via telephone, fax, email or mail and request
a Visa Application Form for a Study Permit. Be sure to apply as early
as possible as the visa process can take over eight weeks.
- Complete the form and include the Letter of Acceptance
Guarantee with your application package. Wait to receive a reply from
- Remember to make sure you have an updated passport.
Please note: The International
School Programs has no influence over the visa application process.
Please direct all enquiries regarding your visa status to your local
In order to graduate from a British Columbia high school, students are
required to take the following courses:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Social Studies
- Physical Education (Grades 8-10 only)
- Applied Skills/Business Education/Fine Arts
- Portfolio Assessment
Students are also required to take elective courses that match their
personal needs and interests. Elective courses fall within three (3)
categories: Applied Skills, Business Education, and Fine Arts.