Toronto, the capital city of Ontario, is a vibrant and multicultural metropolis that offers a diverse and enriching experience for residents, international students and visitors. Known for its bustling city life, iconic landmarks, thriving arts and cultural scene, Toronto is a global hub of commerce, education and innovation. The Toronto District School Board, the largest school district in Canada is committed to providing high-quality education and fostering inclusive learning environments for students of all backgrounds. With a wide range of academic programs, extracurricular activities and support services, it offers students ample opportunities to excel academically, develop their talents and engage in their communities. The combination of Toronto’s dynamic city life and our commitment to education makes it an ideal destination for students seeking a well-rounded and enriching educational experience.
Toronto stands out as the sole school district in Canada that provides a unique opportunity for students enrolled in a full year program offering a 4-week integrated Summer School Program. This program allows students to further enhance their education and prepare for their year abroad experience. By taking advantage of this opportunity, students can benefit from a comprehensive and integrated learning experience that sets them up for success in their academic journey.
Ontario experiences a diverse climate throughout the year. Summers in Toronto are generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius. Winters can be cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing and snowfall. Spring and autumn offer mild and pleasant weather, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. The changing seasons in Ontario provide a variety of outdoor activities and opportunities to experience the beauty of nature, from enjoying the vibrant colours of fall foliage to participating in winter sports like ice skating and skiing.
What is the duration of the year abroad program in Ontario?The year abroad program in Ontario typically lasts for a full academic year, which is approximately 10 months. However, there may also be options for semester programs.
Can international students choose their preferred school in Ontario for the year abroad program?
While students can express their preferences, the final school placement for the year abroad program in Ontario is determined by various factors, including availability and suitability. Efforts are made to match students with schools that align with their academic goals and interests.
Are host families provided for international students during the year abroad program in Ontario?
Yes, host families are typically arranged for international students participating in the year abroad program in Ontario. These host families provide a supportive and welcoming environment for students, helping them integrate into the local community and experience Canadian culture firsthand.
Are there any language requirements for international students to participate in the year abroad program in Ontario?
While a basic grasp of English is advantageous, it’s not obligatory for international students joining the year abroad program in Ontario. Nonetheless, we strongly recommend a minimum level of English proficiency to enhance communication and assimilation into the academic and social facets of the program. We provide language support services to assist students in enhancing their English skills during their stay. Additionally, upon enrolment in a full-year abroad program, a complimentary one-month Summer Program is included, specifically designed to enhance students’ English proficiency.
Is the Integrated Summer School & Orientation Program included in the tuition fee?
Absolutely, it is! We take pride in being the exclusive school district in Canada offering an Integrated Summer School Program. To learn more about this unique program, we invite you to connect directly with one of our knowledgeable advisors.
Are there any discounts available?
Early bird discount: We are delighted to offer an early bird discount for students who apply for a full Academic Year by December 31st of the preceding year or for a semester program with a program start in January by June 1st of the preceding year. For comprehensive details and eligibility criteria, we recommend reaching out directly to one of our seasoned advisors.
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