School immersion in Vancouver – Langley | 13-18 years old | 1 semester or 1 academic year

Our high school program in the Vancouver region, in Langley, offers an enriching international experience for motivated students aged 13 to 18, who want to embark on a unique and memorable adventure in Canada.

You can attend school for 3 months, 4 months, one semester, or a full academic year at a Canadian secondary school located in the Langley district, an attractive area near Vancouver. The Canadian education system is renowned for being one of the best in the world, ensuring a quality academic experience. Experience daily life with a local host family for cultural and linguistic immersion at the heart of Canadian life.

By enrolling in our study abroad program in Vancouver, you will have the opportunity to improve your English, become familiar with Canadian culture, and discover the beautiful landscapes of the Langley region. Take advantage of available extracurricular activities to enrich your journey and create unforgettable memories during your language stay in Canada.

The highlights of the destination :

  • Langley is a residential city in Greater Vancouver, located 45 minutes southeast of downtown.
  • Close proximity to the cosmopolitan metropolis of Vancouver and the high quality of life in a residential and safe city.
  • A dynamic city with numerous recreational and sports facilities.
  • A wide range of subjects available for study.
  • Academic support and personalized follow-up.

Why Canada ?

Canada is the second-largest country in the world and is renowned for its remarkable geographical diversity. But it’s primarily a destination filled with advantages for those who wish to study there:

  • High quality of life and standard of living among the highest in the world.
  • Education system recognized for its excellence and compatibility with European systems.
  • Friendliness and hospitality of its population.
  • Cultural richness.
  • Safe environment and magnificent landscapes.

    The United States and Canada are vast countries where geographic distances are significant. Cars are the primary mode of transportation, and public transportation networks are generally less developed, except in some major cities. International students coming from Europe, where public transportation networks are more advanced, may need to adapt to this difference when studying in North America and may need to reconsider their transportation habits by planning their routes based on the available transportation options.

Located approximately 45 minutes southeast of Vancouver, right on the border of the United States, the city of Langley is nestled by the Pacific Ocean and boasts spectacular landscapes. With a population of around 100,000 inhabitants, the Langley district offers both an urban environment with numerous shops and diverse attractions, and lush greenery as one moves towards the south or east. Students will immerse themselves in a typical Canadian and English-speaking environment.

What do our students think ?


We collaborate with the Langley School District, which hosts foreign students in 8 different schools. Each school offers unique and intensive academic programs, as well as a wide variety of courses.

All schools also provide an English as a Foreign Language program to support international students.

Some schools accommodate a small number of students for personalized attention, while others are much larger, with up to 1650 students, boasting well-equipped campuses.

In each institution, there is a team of counselors and tutors who provide ongoing support to students, along with international coordinators who advise students on all aspects of their stay. Teachers and school staff are highly attentive to each student to help them achieve their goals.

Feel free to contact us to obtain a detailed profile of the schools. This way, you can choose the one where you would like to spend your stay.

Here are the schools and links to their respective websites:

Aldergrove Secondary School (ACSS)

  • Grades 9 to 12 (ages 14-18)
  • Approximately 600 students
  • 8 science laboratories
  • State-of-the-art language laboratory, photography studio and darkroom, theater, greenhouse and garden, metalworking and woodworking workshops, baseball and football fields, music room

Brookswood Community Secondary School (BSS)

  • Grades 8 to 12 (ages 13-18)
  • Approximately 1100 students
  • 6 science laboratories and 4 computer laboratories
  • Theater (300 seats), television and film production studio, tennis courts, woodworking workshops

DW Poppy Secondary School (DWP)

  • Grades 8 to 12 (ages 13-18)
  • Approximately 900 students
  • 4 science laboratories and 3 computer laboratories
  • Music rooms, theater, metalworking and woodworking workshops

Langley Fine Arts School (LFAS)

Langley Fundamental Middle & Secondary School (LFMS)

  • Grades 8 to 12 (ages 13-18)
  • Approximately 700 students
  • Specialized classrooms for sciences, art, home economics, music, and sports, photography studio

R.E. Mountain Secondary School (REMSS)

  • Grades 9 to 12 (ages 14-18)
  • Approximately 2300 students
  • Digital library, computer laboratory, science laboratories, music, and art studios, automotive center, metalworking and woodworking workshops
  • Langley Event Centre (ice rink, gymnasium, sports facilities…)
    International Baccalaureate option

Langley Secondary School (LSS)

  • Grades 9 to 12 (ages 14-18)
  • Close to 1000 students
  • Library, science laboratories, metalworking and woodworking workshops, arts, music, dance, and film production studios

Walnut Grove Secondary School (WGSS)

  • Grades 8 to 12 (ages 13-18)
  • Approximately 2000 students
  • Computer and science laboratories, art, photography, music, technology, home economics Art, photography, and music rooms


You can select 5 to 8 subjects from those taught at the school.

In most Canadian schools, the choice of subjects is vast: business, science, tourism, technology arts, psychology, maths, physics, chemistry, softball, curling, management, visual arts, theatre, photography…

This is a unique opportunity to discover new subjects or to specialize in a particular area. You are entirely free to choose the courses that interest you provided they are available. Indeed, some courses are only offered in the first semester, while others are in the second. It is also possible that a course may be full.

You can also follow a specific English as a Foreign Language program to address any potential gaps.

In any case, a counselor or tutor will be available to assist you in organizing your work.

Canadian youth typically undergo a minimum of 12 years of schooling, similar to our system. This program offers foreign students the opportunity to attend a local public high school. In the Canadian province of British Columbia, secondary education spans 5 years, from Grade 8 to Grade 12.

The school year is divided into two semesters. As a foreign student, you can join a class for either one semester or a full academic year.

There are two different schooling systems in Canada: the semester system and the linear system. The semester system involves taking 4 courses in the first semester and another 4 courses in the second semester, whereas in the linear system, students take 8 courses throughout the year.

In many Canadian schools, there is a wide selection of subjects available. This presents a unique opportunity to explore new areas of study or to enhance skills in a preferred subject.

Some courses are offered for just one semester, giving students the option to switch subjects midway through the year.

The choices are equally significant in sports, cultural, and social activities. School will be a unique opportunity to flourish in unfamiliar subjects and activities. Moreover, it will be a perfect opportunity to integrate into Canadian life and get to know peers of your age.

Canadians are known for their hospitality, tolerance, and open-mindedness.

Families are carefully selected by the accommodation service of the district for their genuine desire to welcome a young foreigner and share their culture through daily life. This service visits the homes of families and ensures that they can provide the participant with a balanced and welcoming environment.

There is no typical family profile. Each one is unique and reflects the society and lifestyle of the country you have chosen. The family that will host you may have children or not; they may be a blended family or a single-parent family, a single person whose children no longer live at home, retirees, or younger individuals. It is not the composition of the family that matters but its availability and motivation to share its culture with you.

Families reside in the residential area of Langley.

The local coordinator is an experienced member of staff who knows the host families and is in regular contact with the students and their host parents throughout the duration of the programme. They regularly organise meetings to ensure that your experience is going smoothly, both with your host family and at school. Your local coordinator is on hand to lend assistance in case any should arise, and are your first point of contact on the ground.

Our partner organisation’s local coordinators are all experienced and fully qualified to assist international students on the ground, offering support and assistance quickly and efficiently should any issues present themselves.

An emergency number will be given to you to use in case of any emergencies.

To ensure that your stay goes smoothly and that you are well informed about the various elements of the program, you will have the opportunity to attend an information and orientation meeting organized by Easy Languages in Brussels, at the end of May / beginning of June. This meeting allows Easy Languages students to meet and exchange questions and experiences with each other and with the Easy Languages team. It is also during this meeting that the final administrative formalities are launched.

If you do not reside in Belgium, we can organize an online connection for you to attend the meeting live.

A second orientation takes place in Canada within 15 days of your arrival. You will be contacted by your local correspondent, who will be able to answer all your questions regarding your stay and its progress.


Departures are typically scheduled for late August/early September for stays of one semester to one school year. A departure is also planned for late January/early February for one-semester stays. At the airport, you will be greeted by the Beaton’s Meet & Greet service, who will take you directly to your host family.

Once the registration is accepted and confirmed by our Canadian partner and your study permit application is approved, if applicable, we can arrange to book your trip to Canada if you wish.

The booked ticket includes the fewest possible layovers and is changeable.

In case of changes, airline change fees apply (these vary depending on the airline, usually around €200) + any difference in fare class.

If you prefer to book your trip yourself, we will provide you with all the necessary information to proceed with the reservation.

ETA & Study Permit

The school year is divided into two semesters. As a foreign student, you can attend classes for one semester (in September or February) or for a full school year.

For a full school year stay:
You will need to obtain a study permit, which will be issued for the duration of your stay. We provide you with all the necessary documents to obtain it and assist you in the process. All information is available on the website:

Attention! Since July 31, 2018, nationals of various European countries must undergo biometric data collection to obtain a study permit. There are 2 centers in France, in Paris and Lyon. For Belgian nationals, the closest centers are in Paris or Düsseldorf. This process costs $85 CAD. More information here:

You will also need to complete the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for travel permission, which you can fill out directly on the website:

For a stay of one semester or less*:
You will simply need to complete an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for travel permission, which you can fill out directly on the website:

This information is valid for nationals of the European Union and Switzerland. For non-EU nationals, please refer to

Throughout the entire duration of your stay, you will have comprehensive coverage included in your registration.

Dates 2024-2025

School year: From September to June

Semester: From September to January or from February to June

Prices 2024-2025

Includes all taxes, registration fees, classes, and room and board

WPCS 42.0.3
Tuition, accommodation, full board, and registration fees
DurationPrice without flightPrice with flight
3 months 7.795 9.695
4 months 10.195 12.095
1 academic semester 13.145 15.045
1 academic year 22.595 24.495

Prices include

  • English level assessment and interview
  • All documents required to obtain a visa
  • High School registration for a semester or an academic year
  • Supervision during the stay by the local correspondent
  • Accommodation in host family, full board (lunch box on school days)
  • Personal assistance, support and advice from our local correspondent
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal support to parents throughout the stay
  • Regular contacts and assessment reports
  • Official certificate of attendance and courses transcripts.
  • Round-trip flight if chosen, from Brussels, Paris or Geneva airport (please contact us for prices if you do not leave from these airports
  • Airport transfer upon arrival

Prices do not include

  • Excursions and leisure activities
  • Admittance fees to leisure or sports clubs
  • Local transportation
  • Airport transfer upon departure
  • Visa fees
  • Pocket money: around $250-300 per month
  • International flights depending on chosen option