Canada, according to the latest PISA report comparing educational levels in different countries, is the first among the English-speaking countries. In addition, Canada is a country with great quality of life that joins US and European customs. Apart from this, Canada is known for its incredible natural environment.
This destination offers many options in terms of location (districts), schools and profiles of host families. The choice of district or school will be made according to the profile of each student.
The course conducted in Canada is recognized by the Ministry of Education, so the validation is possible as long as the relevant subjects and courses are chosen. British American Institute offers the necessary advice to do so successfully.
To do an academic year in Canada, you must apply for a student visa. British American Institute will process all necessary documentation for obtaining the visa.
Students attend class in high school like any other Canadian student, choosing subjects according to their interests. Students may enroll for sporting, cultural or any other type of activity offered by the school.
Canadian families are traditionally known for their generosity and for their ability to make a host student feel at home. As in all programs, families are carefully selected by our coordinators and appropriate for students.
Jose Maria is really happy there. He has adapted perfectly to his family and, if he didn’t have to come back, I think he’d be there another year if it weren’t for how cold it is in Wisconsin.
I’d like to thank and congratulate the whole school for their level of organization and how much they’ve helped us.
My experience with the J1 program was great: I studied in a typical American High School –a place where I had always dreamed of studying– and I lived with a magnificent family that I’ll always be a part of, while also making lifelong friends. What was the best thing about my year there? I couldn’t say for sure, but I have a lot of memories that nobody will ever be able to take away from me, and people who I’ll always be able to count on! The worst thing? Not being able to have all my family and friends in the same country.
My daughter Paula was able to enjoy the privilege of studying in the USA for a whole school year thanks to the J1 program that BAI put together for us. It was a marvelous experience all around in terms of staff, academics, and coming back with an advanced level of English. She’s made some great friends and learned a lot about the American way of life. BAI helped us to feel secure and acted professionally throughout the entire experience – an experience that is not easy at first. We’re going to try the same program with our son Ignacio.