HOW TO APPLY

Comox Valley School District International Student Program (CVISP) accepts School Year, Summer Camp and Canadian Outbound Exchange Program applications on a secure online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Incomplete applications cannot be submitted so ensure you review and have all the required documents ready before you begin your application for the regular school year, summer camp or outbound exchange.

SCHOOL YEAR

Submit a short term or long term school year application, with the following documents and information listed below. Online applications must be submitted within thirty (30) days of creation and all files must be 5MB or smaller and uploaded in PDF or JPEG format.

START DATES

  • September 1, 2022 (CLOSED)

  • February 1, 2023 (CLOSED)

  • September 1, 2023

  • February 1, 2024 (NOT YET OPEN)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Transcripts or Report Card 

Provide a record of grades for the last two years, translated into English.

Student Agreement

Parent(s) and applicant must sign our International Student Agreement and will be prompted to download the Agreement during the application process through the secure online application system.

Activity Waiver

Parent(s) must sign our Activity Waiver and will be prompted to download the Waiver during the application process through the secure online application system.

Passport Data Page

Provide a colour copy of your passport data.

Students who do not hold a passport at the time of application can provide a National Identity document in leu of a Passport but must upload a Passport as soon as one is available.

Immunizations History

In the province of British Columbia (BC), school-aged children enrolled in public and independent schools are required to report their vaccination history to public health. The student’s complete Immunization history will be requested in the application process.

RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTS

We recommend that you collect the following documents prior to applying. These documents assist us in making an admission decision should we require additional information.

Letters of Recommendation

Have a teacher, school counsellor, or Principal write a letter of recommendation for the applicant. The recommendation letter should be on school letterhead, identify the student and his/her positive attributes and be signed by the writer.

Letter of Intent

Tell us why you want to study in the Canada and the Comox Valley School District International Student Program. Introduce yourself to your homestay family and include your hobbies and future goals. This letter should be written by the applicant and in the applicants own words.

Photo Collage

Students can compile photos to assist in the homestay placement process. Scan entire album or create a photo collage as one document and ensure it is 5MB or less.

Awards & Certificates

Show off your success by showing us what you have won or earned.

Other Documents

Any document pertinent to admission not listed above, such as a student interview form, can be submit it as a single document in the Other Documents field.

ONE FOR ONE EXCHANGE

Comox Valley secondary students wishing to study abroad during can complete a One for One exchange online application. Online applications must be submitted within thirty (30) days of creation and all files must be 5MB or smaller and uploaded in PDF or JPEG format.

START DATES

  • September 1, 2021 (CLOSED)

  • February 1, 2022

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Letters of Recommendation

Have a teacher, school counsellor, or Principal  and a community member write a letter of recommendation. The recommendation letter should be on identify the student and his/her positive attributes and be signed by the writer.

Passport Data Page

Provide a colour copy of your passport data.

Students who do not hold a passport at the time of application can provide a National Identity document in leu of a Passport but must upload a Passport as soon as one is available.

Letter of Intent

Tell us why you want to study abroad. Introduce yourself and include your hobbies and future goals. This letter should be written by the applicant and in the applicants own words.

Outbound Student Agreement 

Parent(s) and applicant must sign our Outbound Student Agreement and will be prompted to download the Agreement during the application process through the secure online application system.

SUMMER PROGRAM

Submit a Summer Program application, with the following documents and information listed below. Online applications must be submitted within thirty (30) days of creation and all files must be 5MB or smaller and uploaded in PDF or JPEG format.

START DATES

  • July 4, 2022 (CLOSED)

  • August 2, 2022 (CLOSED)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Passport Data Page

Provide a colour copy of your passport data.

Students who do not hold a passport at the time of application can provide a National Identity document in leu of a Passport but must upload a Passport as soon as one is available.

Activity Waiver

Parent(s) must sign our Activity Waiver and will be prompted to download the Waiver during the application process through the secure online application system

Student Agreement

Parent(s) and applicant must sign our International Student Agreement and will be prompted to download the Agreement during the application process through the secure online application system.

Immunization Record

In the province of British Columbia (BC), school-aged children enrolled in public and independent schools are required to report their vaccination history to public health. The student’s complete Immunization history will be requested in the application process.