Downtown Vancouver
Homestay Program

Discover one of the world’s most livable cities

Vancouver is known for its diversity. The city prides itself on its tolerance and understanding, and on opening its arms to people from all over the world. Into this ideal setting, the Vancouver Homestay Program student blossoms. Friends are made, knowledge is shared, experience relished. Vancouver is the perfect setting for expanding knowledge, encouraging creativity and sharing traditions.

University of British Columbia (UBC) is the province’s oldest institution of higher learning.

Classes are held at UBC. Students in the Vancouver Homestay program will live with a family in downtown Vancouver, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and other urban amenities.

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Program Details

Both Junior English with Multi Activity and Global Teen program are available for our Downtown Vancouver Homestay Program.

Our elite Homestay Program includes four hours of English classes in the morning Monday-to-Friday, along with class projects, debates and interclass activities emphasizing communication skills. Students are assigned classes based on their English ability after taking the entry placement test upon arrival. Oral skills are emphasized and teachers also include grammar, reading and writing skills resulting in record performance by the students. The curriculum follows the syllabus of Languages Canada and all teachers are screened and ESL-certified. With the expertise of Kingswood's teaching staff, students develop their language skills, build confidence and foster a love of the English language while safely enjoying themselves in a safe and exciting foreign country.

As part of the Homestay Program, students will visit famous local downtown Vancouver landmarks and attractions and take part in fun-filled activities such as a day trip to the world-famous ski resort town of Whistler, hikes in the amazing Canadian wilderness, whale-watching in a safe environment and much more! There is one full-day and two half-day excursions each week. In the evenings, students are encouraged to take part in games that emphasize team-building, language usage and self-reflection. All activities are strictly supervised by our on-site counseling staff, all of whom follow British Columbia Camps Association guidelines. All counselors live close to the UBC Campus. Students have access to amenities at this celebrated university.

Each student in the Vancouver Homestay program will live with a friendly professional host family in downtown Vancouver. All of our Homestay locations are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and other urban amenities. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included at the host family’s home along with rides to and from campus for students under the age of 15.

Sample Schedule

July 7 - 139:00am - 1:00pm

Placement Test & UBC TourEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish Class
Whale Watching excursion
2:00 - 4:30pm
Spanish Banks Beach Park
YogaScience ProjectGym and Recreational GamesStanley Park Biking Tour excursion
4:30 - 9:00pmWelcome BBQMovie Night with PopcornIce SkatingTalent Show

July 14 - 20
9:00am - 12:00pm
Art in the Park landscape painting
English ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish ClassEnglish Class
2:00 - 4:30pmSports & GamesObstacle Course RaceArcheryDrama and Comedy ClassVancouver Aquarium
3:30 - 9:00pmBowlingQuiz nightShopping Mall excursionDisco and Light show

This is a sample schedule only. It is subject to change.

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