Before school starts for real hundreds of students from around the world will be coming to Brockville.
On September 1st Thousand Islands Secondary School will play host to over 200 international students. The event will act as a chance for incoming students to meet one another and learn about the area through games and activities. The Upper Canada District School Board’s international education has been bringing students to Canada for the last decade.
According to representatives with the Upper Canada District School Board the number of students in the program has increased each year, with over 400 participants expected to study in the area during the 2017-2018 school year. Many of the students that take part in the program are here for a single school year but there are some that come with the intention of obtaining an Ontario Secondary School Diploma before continuing into Canadian post-secondary education.
According to the program’s Executive Director Matthew Raby most of the international students live with local families through a partnership with Canada Homestay Network. Anyone interested in housing an international student can visit www.whyihost.ca for more details.