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Why Abbotsford?

The Abbotsford International Program offers a great mix of:

World Class Education

BC schools rank among the top in the world, according to the OECD. Our schools provide a wide variety of courses and programs where International Students study alongside Canadians. Abbotsford students have achieved success in many areas.

It’s a fact – Canadians are among the top performers out of students from all OECD countries, according to the Program for International Student Assessment. Canada ranks well above the OECD average in reading, science and math, landing in the top five out of all 65 countries tested in a December 2010 study, and is the top English Speaking Secondary education system, well ahead of the US. Our students have gone on to achieve great academic and student success.

Study Options

Students age 5 – 17 can come for a 5 month semester or full academic year (10 months) Canadian experience, or they can stay for multiple years leading to Graduation. **Please note students younger than 12 years old must reside with a parent or direct relative**

Program Choices

We have Programs and courses to fit every student, from intensive academics to sports academies to the arts. Programs include: International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Aviation, Business, Film and Broadcasting, 3D design for Architecture and Engineering, Sports Rehab Medicine, Fine Arts and performing arts, 3D Animation and more. 

A Great Location and a mild climate

Just an hour from Vancouver, Abbotsford is located in the beautiful Fraser Valley. Surrounded by scenic mountains, our warm, dry summers and mild winters make Abbotsford a comfortable place to live. Our city and location have a lot to offer.


We want students to study hard, but we want them to have fun too. Every semester we take our students to Victoria, the Capital of BC, Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver, as well as skiing at world famous Whistler Mountain. Each high school provides additional field trips and activities. We end the year with a big International Festival.

But the REAL reason to choose Abbotsford is... STUDENT SUPPORT

Happy students are successful students. We believe that taking care of our students is even more important than providing a great education. We have our own Homestay program and a unique Student Support system. We make sure that students are closely monitored and supported throughout their stay.