Nova Scotia International Student Program

The Nova Scotia International Student Program offers high school education to students around the world.  
Single semester and/or full year programs are available in over 95 junior and senior high schools as well as an English as an Additional Language (EAL) camp offered in July and August each year.

The Nova Scotia school year starts in September and runs for ten months ending in June.

Students are accepted from grades 4-12 (8-18 years old).

International students can start their program in either September or February Students are matched with local families at their new schools. This is an ideal way to "live the lifestyle" firsthand.

Each student is made to feel a part of the host family and is included in all celebrations, outings and activities.

Nova Scotia's public education system is one of the best in the world.

Nova Scotians have always placed great importance on education.

With a simple philosophy, the provincial education system prepares students for continued success in postsecondary training, which most high school graduates pursue. Students' studies and experiences prepare them to enter a Canadian or American university and succeed in the program of their choice.

ll schools follow the curriculum set by the provincial government, yet each has its own unique characteristics in academic programs and extra curricular activities such as drama, music, art, student government and yearbook.

Athletic pursuits include soccer, track and field, skiing, volleyball, and badminton.