About our Students
99% are from Japan
70% of our students are Female
70% are University / College students
The length of stays vary per student, it can be anywhere from
short term ( 1 week ) to
long term ( 1 Year ).
The average is 2-3 months.
students are throughout the year, but we see a rise in during spring break (Feb – Mar), and summer break (Jun-Sept) for high schools and college/universities.
students are also throughout the year, but we see more after the Japanese academic school year in March and April, and also a rise in November when flights are a little less expensive.
of our students will be attending ESL schools in Downtown Vancouver.
students will attend a ESL School for a few months, then transfer to a vocational school, for a certification or diploma.
Students with a Work Permit
will go to an ESL school on average 3-6 months, then work for the remainder of their 1 year Working Holiday visa.
Prior to the student's arrival
Orientation in Japan
The agencies we are partnered with in Japan,
prepare the students prior to their study abroad.
Most agencies in Japan will provide
free basic conversational English classes
Day Of Arrival
We pick up the students from the airport,
drive them to our office in Downtown Vancouver for an orientation.
We provide an orientation on living in Vancouver on day 1.
Subjects such as taking public transportation, homestay rules and expectations, and other subjects, as well as a Q&A session.
An English & Japanese speaking driver will drop off the student,
go over the basic layout and rules of your home, with you and the student.
Dinner with Host Family
The students will probably be tired from their travels, but they will be hungry. A dinner and conversation with the family is a must for their first day.
What our Students are provided with
A Japanese Map of Vancouver
We have created a guidebook for the students in house. It is updated regularly and consists of topics such as; Public Transportation, Homestay, Safety, Do’s and Don’ts, Finance, common English phrases, etc.
Map to/from school
We have made a strategic partnership with TransMed Canada, a certified medical translation company, for all our medical translations, from common colds and symptoms to medical emergencies. Majority of the time the medical translator will do all the paper work for the medical insurance claims, which leaves the students free from paperwork, and payments.
We provide the students with a compass card on day one, so they can get to school without worrying about how to pay and how much to pay. Just Tap and Go!
Homestay Rules & Agreement
Rules for Minors
curfews, activities, and other things a minor can or cannot do… They should know what is and what isn’t allowed in Canada.