International Student Program

Welcome to the Comox Valley International Student Program!

This year Vanier is pleased to be hosting 75 students in Grades 8-12 from 12 different countries around the world. Our current international students represent Germany, Spain, Mexico, Vietnam, Korea, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Kenya, Hong Kong and China. While some students are just at Vanier for a short-stay (1-3 months), most are here for a semester, a year, or through to graduation. The international students are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the school, including extra-curricular activities such as sports teams, clubs, and drama productions.

During their time in the Comox Valley students are given the opportunity to take part in many field trips. These include whale watching trips to Tofino, day trips to Victoria, as well as hiking and skiing at Mt. Washington. While attending Vanier, students are placed with a host family in the Comox Valley. By living with a local family, students are able to get a true feel for the Canadian way of life. In return, the host family is given an opportunity to learn about another culture and build an international connection of their own.

If you are interested in going on an exchange, speak with our ISP Support Teacher Ms. Baron in room 404 or by email at​. For more information about the International Student Program you can also contact

To learn more about this program, visit our website.

If you are interested in the CVISP “One to One Exchange” please watch the video clip. ​

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