How to Apply

International Program

We no longer have space in our District Homestay Program for September 2024.  We still have space in the following schools: WJ Mouat, Robert Bateman and Yale Secondary 

Students can still find homestay placements with some of the private homestay companies that operate in our region.  

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  Please review the steps below before applying to the Abbotsford School District's International Program.

  1. Start the easy Online Application Process
  2. Review Verification Letter
  3. Apply for your Study Permit
  4. Final Application Steps

Applying online is easy. Before beginning, you may find it useful to view a sample copy of the application so that you know what information is required – do not try to submit the sample copy!

Once you have collected the required information and documents you must enter it into the online application. 

Note: You have 7 days to complete the application from the time you begin.  It is a good idea to make sure that you have all documents ready before beginning

Ready to apply?

Start the Online Application

Reminder: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  If you have any questions about the application process please contact our admissions office.  

If you are accepted

   After you submit all necessary documents, your application will be screened for admittance into the International Program. If you are accepted a verification letter will be e-mailed to you or your representative, as well as an invoice for applicable fees.  

Please check the verification letter for accuracy – if there are any errors or changes please let our admissions office know as soon as possible.

Once payment is received in full by the date specified on the invoice, you or your representative will receive the following:

  • Your official letter of acceptance
  • Notarized custodian document (if requested)
  • Arrival confirmation form
  • Orientation information
  • Pre-departure information

Applying for Your Study Permit 

After receiving your acceptance documents, you or your representative must apply for a permit to study in Canada, which can be done at your local Canadian EmbassyLearn more about applying for a Canadian study permit.

Final Application Steps

Be sure to remember your Airport Arrival Instructions, and get ready for a great year of adventures.

If you have any questions about the application process, please Contact Us


Payment instructions and information will be included with your invoice