CISS Vancouver is an English language learning (ELL) summer program at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Students live in a beautiful student dormitory while studying English in modern, high tech-equipped classrooms, surrounded by the breathtaking environment Vancouver is famous for – the mountains, rain forests, and the sea. Inspired by the beauty and history of the land, and Vancouver’s reputation as a global city of the future, this programme offers students a dynamic approach to learning English and workshops to develop their “21st Century Skills” such as innovation, collaboration, and creativity.
Campers share a double room in the University residence with another student attending the programme. Students are separated by gender. There are two beds in each room, along with desks, chairs, drawers for storage, and a wardrobe. You will receive clean linens and a bath towel, but you should bring your own beach towel and toiletries. Each residence floor has full toilet and shower facilities, which are cleaned daily. Common lounges are also located on each floor and feature a small kitchenette, sofas, and a TV. Safety is our number one priority so staff live on the same floor of the residence, providing full supervision.
Our staff is trained to handle all medical emergencies. Our programme is located in very close proximity a large hospital and several medical clinics. Should your child require medical attention, our staff will ensure he/she receives the proper treatment. CISS will inform both you and your representative (if applicable) of any emergencies that arise and the details/treatments involved.
Morning English classes offer a student-centered, progressive approach to language acquisition. Using modern language-teaching techniques, our highly qualified and experienced English teachers focus on improving communication skills and building confidence in self-expression, while challenging students to expand their vocabulary and improve their knowledge of how the language works.
Three afternoons per week, students participate in game-based workshops designed to enhance the language learning experience while building skills for success in the modern world: collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking.
Workshops also offer an opportunity for English practice with Canadian high school student “buddies” as they solve challenges together related to weekly themes: Environment, Digital Citizenship, Globalization.
The activity programme showcases the best that British Columbia has to offer. Each week, students participate in one full day excursion and two half day excursions. Transportation, meals, and admission costs are included.