My decision to be part of the international program in Coquitlam has been the most transformative and life changing decision that I’ve ever made. My situation is a bit unique in that not only was I ...
Esther Hyunjae Jang
When I came to Canada at the age of sixteen I did not speak English very well. Learning a second language was indeed ...
Henrique Costa E Silva
I think Canada is a popular place for exchange students because the education here is one of the best in the world. Also, the weather here is very different from anything in Brazil, which attracts a ...
Coquitlam School District has given me so many unforgettable ...
If you are an international student, I believe you can bring your love and knowledge of your home country and then learn about Canada, and become a global ...
Welcome to Coquitlam School District - International Education
Coquitlam Student Testimonials
Coquitlam International Education Program
We are currently taking registrations for the 2023/24 school year!
The Coquitlam School District’s International Education Program provides an opportunity for students outside of Canada to enter our school district, where they can learn English while pursuing academic and career programs. Students from around the world receive valuable learning experiences by studying abroad, not only through improving their English language skills, but also by making lifelong international friends and sharing Canadian culture, all in beautiful British Columbia.
The Coquitlam International Program fosters the building of friendships between Canadian and international students and their families through the sharing of experiences and backgrounds. It further enhances school environments by exploring cultural diversity and broadening global understanding.
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Why Study in Coquitlam?
Consistently rated by British Columbia Ministry of Education as one of the best districts in the province
New "state-of-the-art" schools with the latest equipment and technology
Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Fraser River in scenic natural surroundings - close to Vancouver and Whistler
Established in 1891, we continue the tradition of academic excellence
Most successful International Education Program in Canada
Long-Term and Short-Term Programs
Many programs are available for International Students throughout the school year. Full year programs for 10 months with students integrated into regular Canadian …more information
Our Coquitlam Schools
Coquitlam School District is the third largest of the 60 B.C. districts, and we are the largest employer in the municipalities we serve. We have over 4,000 full-time and part-time employees …more information
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Shawn Silverstone, Coquitlam School District Director of International Marketing and Recruitment, received the BCCIE Excellence in International
View the article here: BCCIE AWARD
Patricia Gartland, Coquitlam School District CEO/ Superintendent, received the prestigious 2021 BCCIE International Education Lifetime Achievement Award.
View the article here: BCCIE AWARD