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1 Welcome to Mission International Program Vancouver Region British Columbia, Canada Where your educational experience prepares you to live in the international community and provides a life time of memories!

2 Welcome to Mission

3 Coming to Mission The city of Mission is 1 hour east of Vancouver, in the beautiful Fraser Valley, and is serviced by major airlines, via the Vancouver International Airport. ALL STUDENTS ARE MET AT THE AIRPORT.

4 Location of Mission 1 Hour from Vancouver

5 Mission: Your Study Destination This friendly region welcomes the global community to share, with them, the outstanding natural beauty of British Columbia. This friendly region welcomes the global community to share, with them, the outstanding natural beauty of British Columbia.

6 Citizens of Mission enjoy all the modern conveniences of everyday life. Citizens of Mission enjoy all the modern conveniences of everyday life. Services include: excellent medical and dental care, shopping centres, sports and recreational facilities, and modern schools. Services include: excellent medical and dental care, shopping centres, sports and recreational facilities, and modern schools.

7 Why Study in British Columbia? Internationally recognized standard of academic excellence. Internationally recognized standard of academic excellence. Innovative and relevant curriculum. Innovative and relevant curriculum. University trained, professional educators. University trained, professional educators. BC Ministry of Education evaluation through Government examinations. BC Ministry of Education evaluation through Government examinations. Acceptance and entry to universities and colleges, world wide. Acceptance and entry to universities and colleges, world wide.

8 Why Study in Mission? Safe, predominantly English speaking community where students have the advantage of learning English in an immersion situation. Safe, predominantly English speaking community where students have the advantage of learning English in an immersion situation. Individual care, attention, and academic program planning for each student. Individual care, attention, and academic program planning for each student. Carefully selected homestay families who take very good care of our students Carefully selected homestay families who take very good care of our students

9 Why Study in Mission?

10 An ESL program that ensures students are prepared to be successful in required academic subjects. An ESL program that ensures students are prepared to be successful in required academic subjects. An opportunity to participate in Canadian life and culture. An opportunity to participate in Canadian life and culture. Sports, fine and performing arts, and outdoor recreation. Sports, fine and performing arts, and outdoor recreation. Why Study in Mission? A philosophy that helps students achieve their personal potential. A philosophy that helps students achieve their personal potential.

11 Sports & Recreation Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities

12 Programs and Study Options Courses that lead to a BC Secondary Graduation Diploma; a three year program. The ideal entry is Grade 9 depending upon a students level of English competence. Courses that lead to a BC Secondary Graduation Diploma; a three year program. The ideal entry is Grade 9 depending upon a students level of English competence. A full year immersion course to perfect the English language before enrolling in university or college. A full year immersion course to perfect the English language before enrolling in university or college.

13 Programs and Study Options French Immersion French Immersion Advance Placement Advance Placement Well regarded Hockey Academy Well regarded Hockey Academy Honours courses in academic subjects Honours courses in academic subjects

14 Student Eligibility Mission Public Schools, will accept students who give evidence that they have the academic and social potential to be successful in our programs. Mission Public Schools, will accept students who give evidence that they have the academic and social potential to be successful in our programs. Students must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to live with a Host Family. Students must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to live with a Host Family. Students under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or close relative. Students under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or close relative.

15 Diverse Representation from Many Countries

16 Facilities The district has thirteen elementary and three secondary schools, including French Immersion programs in two elementary schools and one secondary school. There is also Riverside Trades, Training and Career Centre which provides trades training, careers and apprenticeship programs The district has thirteen elementary and three secondary schools, including French Immersion programs in two elementary schools and one secondary school. There is also Riverside Trades, Training and Career Centre which provides trades training, careers and apprenticeship programs Students are accommodated in well equipped, modern buildings that include special facilities for sports, science labs, applied arts, fine and performing arts. Students are accommodated in well equipped, modern buildings that include special facilities for sports, science labs, applied arts, fine and performing arts.

17 Mission High Schools Heritage Park Secondary Mission Secondary Hatzic Secondary

18 ESL Support and Programs All students are placed in a program appropriate for their age, academic goals, and competency in English language. All students are placed in a program appropriate for their age, academic goals, and competency in English language. Students will receive ESL services as long as it is determined that such support is needed. Students will receive ESL services as long as it is determined that such support is needed.

19 New Experiences

20 Making New Friends

21 Host Family Program Students live with carefully selected and monitored Host Families. Students live with carefully selected and monitored Host Families. Students benefit from daily exposure to English in a friendly, safe environment. Students benefit from daily exposure to English in a friendly, safe environment. Everyday English conversation gives students practice and confidence. Everyday English conversation gives students practice and confidence. A caring Host Family eases the challenging experience of moving to a foreign country. A caring Host Family eases the challenging experience of moving to a foreign country.

22 Host Family With Their European Student

23 Typical Family Homes

24 Family Dinner

25 Host Family Program All Host Families participate in yearly orientation programs. All Host Families participate in yearly orientation programs. The Host Family Program is managed by district staff including a Host Family Coordinator and the International Program Manager. The Host Family Program is managed by district staff including a Host Family Coordinator and the International Program Manager.

26 Many Opportunities For Diverse Activities Student trip to Victoria, capital of British Columbia

27 Homestay Family

28 HORSEBACK RIDING

29 Hiking

30 Family Vacation

31 Skiing

32 CHESS CLUB

33 Kayaking

34 Fees & Expenses: SEPTEMBER Application fee (non-refundable) - $250 Application fee (non-refundable) - $250 Tuition fee - $11,500 Tuition fee - $11,500 Medical - $800 Medical - $800 Administration Homestay Placement Fee - $250 Administration Homestay Placement Fee - $250 Custodial legal Fee - $100 Custodial legal Fee - $100 Airport Transfer fee - $150 Airport Transfer fee - $150 Activity Fee – $250 Activity Fee – $250 Homestay Fee - $8,000 (10 month) Homestay Fee - $8,000 (10 month) Fees can be paid by money order, certified cheque or bank transfer Fees can be paid by money order, certified cheque or bank transfer

35 We look forward to welcoming your students to Mission!


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