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ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA INTERNATIONAL.ABBYSCHOOLS.CA


I couldn’t be happier than I was during my International Exchange in Canada!

Carolina, Brazil


Off to Class // Robert Bateman Secondary


ABBOTSFORD IS THE IDEAL PLACE TO LIVE AND LEARN

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CANADA

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Abbotsford is: Vancouver

ABBOTSFORD

To Victoria

USA To Mt Baker Seattle WA

1hr from 1hr from 2.5hrs from 3hrs from

Vancouver the Pacific Ocean Whistler Village Seattle, USA


Studying in Abbotsford has been a life changing experience, one that has allowed me to develop academically and pursue my various passions. Oswaldo, Mexico

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BRITISH COLUMBIA’S WEST COAST – MILD WINTERS AND PLEASANT SUMMERS. Abbotsford enjoys the same mild climate as Vancouver, so our parks remain green and we can take advantage of the great outdoors year round. The beautiful pacific ocean and nearby majestic mountain ranges provide world class adventure opportunities. international.abbyschools.ca

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OUR GRADUATES GO ON TO TOP UNIVERSITIES AND FIND EXCITING CAREERS International and Canadian students study alongside each other in modern facilities equipped with the latest technology. Innovative courses and programs, taught by well-qualified teachers, enable students to achieve great academic and personal success. As part of their Canadian cultural experience, our world-class education system offers international students the opportunity to study English, enroll in special interest programs and even obtain university credits while in high school.

BC EDUCATION RANKED

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IN THE WORLD! BRITISH COLUMBIA IS RANKED #1 IN THE WORLD FOR LITERACY AND #3 OVERALL IN THE WORLD FOR COMBINED SCIENCE, MATH AND LITERACY SCORES. ~2015 OECD PISA International Education Evaluation results.

TOP ENGLISH SPEAKING NATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD:

CANADA #8 | NEW ZEALAND #17 AUSTRALIA #23 | UNITED KINGDOM #24 UNITED STATES #26

Between Classes WJ Mouat Secondary

Abbotsford students have gone on to attend top universities across Canada, the United States and around the world, including:

OXFORD UNIVERSITY (RHODES SCHOLARSHIP WINNER) STANFORD HARVARD MIT CORNELL UNIVERSITY BROWN UNIVERSITY CLEMSON UNIVERSITY PARSON’S SCHOOL OF DESIGN MCGILL JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA


I am thankful for all the help I was given with my course selection, university applications and thinking about my future while I was here in Abbotsford. Min, Korea

Leaders in CANADIAN education Home to BC’s first Science and Business focused high school.

Profiled in national magazine as one of the

Top Ten Schools in Canada. Received the PRIME MINISTER’S award for teaching excellence.

RECEIVED CANADA’S OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL’S AWARD. Designated Exemplary School by North America’s largest Arts School Network.

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Silver medal at WORLD CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD

Science Lab

WJ Mouat Secondary

To ensure the best chance of post-secondary success, we invite admissions representatives from Universities, Colleges, and Institutes of Technology to present at forums held exclusively for International Students. Representatives specifically address International applications and scholarships.

MEDAL WINNING STUDENTS IN PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL SKILLS COMPETITIONS. WINNER OF

Siemens Design Contest international.abbyschools.ca

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OUR FULL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM IS THE BEST METHOD FOR LEARNING ENGLISH, CONNECTING WITH NEW FRIENDS AND MAKING YOUR YEAR ABROAD AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Abbotsford School District is recognized as a leader in Canada for our cutting edge innovation and technology. Home to Canada’s top animation program, we also offer the latest in TV/Film production facilities, and were the first high school in North America to own a 3D printer.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND BUSINESS ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS TECHNOLOGY AVIATION SPORTS ACADEMIES OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Computer Lab // Robert Bateman Secondary


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EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR EVERY STUDENT.

20,000

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SCHOOLS

Innovative and individualized

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LESS THAN

3%

international students

CHECK OUT OUR SCHOOL VIDEOS international.abbyschools.ca/videos

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Abbotsford high schools are recognized for their innovative programs, advanced academic opportunities and modern school facilities. International students from around the world choose to study at our top rated schools to experience new culture while attaining a world-class education.

ABBO TS FO R D SE N IOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

R I C K H A N S EN S EC O N D A RY SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND BUSINESS

1100 students abbysenior.abbyschools.ca

700 students rickhansen.abbyschools.ca

R O BE RT BAT E M A N SECONDARY SCHOOL

W. J . M O U AT

SECONDARY SCHOOL

1000 students robertbateman.abbyschools.ca

GRADES 9 – 12 ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL OF INTEGRATED ARTS = 6 – 12

1400 students wjmouat.abbyschools.ca

SEMESTERED SCHEDULE SEPT – JAN FEB – JUNE


AB B O T S F O R D T R AD I T I O N AL

YA L E

SECONDARY SCHOOL

SECONDARY SCHOOL

500 students atss.abbyschools.ca

1300 students yale.abbyschools.ca

ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL OF I N T EG R AT ED A RT S

Choir

Fashion Design

Outdoor Ed

Psychology

Economics

Robotics

3D Animation

Marketing

Recording Studio

Drumline Softball

Architecture

Band Baseball

2D/3D Drafting

Theatre Water Polo

Journalism

Dance

Digital Art Golf

Dragonboat

Fine Art

Sports Rehab Hockey

Rugby

Broadcasting Basketball

Sports Academy

Business Mgmt Wrestling

Accounting

Law

200 students sumasmountain.abbyschools.ca Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate

Special Programs

Honours

SUMAS MOUNTAIN CAMPUS

Abby Senior

Rick Hansen Robert Bateman WJ Mouat Yale

Track & Field

Soccer

Swimming

Volleyball

X-Country Running

Sports

Football

Abby Traditional Abby Integrated Arts

In all of my many interactions with Abbotsford teachers, staff and counsellors, I was treated with respect, welcomed and helped. Matheus, Brazil


WE CARE ABOUT OUR STUDENTS AND ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP IN SCHOOL OR OUTSIDE OF ACADEMIC LIFE Our specially trained staff and International Assistants are committed to ensuring each student is fully supported and well taken care of during their stay in Canada. Our student-centered approach provides an extra level of support to all our international students while they adjust to life in Canada, make new friends and go on to excel in their new school and homestay setting.

During my stay in Abbotsford I truly found my second home.

Saskia, Germany

Marie and the Currie family

Homestay Heroes We carefully select our home stay families according to the highest standards for each student’s safety and comfort. We ensure each International student has clean and comfortable accommodation, nutritious meals and a welcoming home environment.


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Cristina // International Assistant

Nuri // International Assistant

WORLD-CLASS STUDENT SUPPORT

highest ratio in Canada of support staff to international students! Meet the people that make your stay in Abbotsford so special…our International Assistants. They have but one goal, to make your experience here an excellent one. You will be connected with an International Assistant who will personally support you throughout your stay. Many of our International Assistants speak the students’ first language and are available to provide support in school or outside of academic life. They monitor students’ academics, attendance, homestay and over-all well being and ensure the adjustment to life in Canada is a smooth one.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP! · COMPREHENSIVE ORIENTATION · C OMPLETE LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT · ACADEMIC PROGRESS MONITORING · DOCUMENTATION RENEWAL · HOMESTAY & SOCIAL SUPPORT · 24/7 EMERGENCY LINE international.abbyschools.ca

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OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CALL ABBOTSFORD THE PERFECT BALANCE OF SMALL AND BIG It’s only an hour drive from Abbotsford to Vancouver, one of the world’s greatest cities! During the school week you can enjoy the familiarity and community feeling of a small city, but when it’s time to have fun you are surrounded by world class sights and experiences. From mountains, rivers and lakes to shopping malls, sports facilities and cultural centres, you have access to them all. It’s no wonder that travellers rate the west coast of Canada as one of the top destinations in the world.

My Week

Enjoying the Day // Abbotsford Senior Secondary

TUESDAY 9PM

SUNDAY 2PM

Hiked the Abby Grind. The view was amazing!

MONDAY 10AM Best chemistry class yet. Mr. Penner is so funny.

Great movie at the multiplex with friends.


British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and popular places to study abroad.

SATURDAY 1PM

THURSDAY 7PM WEDNESDAY 1PM Finally got my robotics project to actually move.

Cheered the hockey team on to victory.

FRIDAY 10AM Edited the final scene of our film class project.

Took the bus to Vancouver with Brian, Jenna and Barb.

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OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GAIN VALUABLE AND MEMORABLE LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN A MULTITUDE OF ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS. Hike to beautiful lakeside camping locations, climb challenging rock faces, carve some turns on the nearby mountains, get soaked whitewater rafting or get splattered playing paintball. These are some of the fun outdoor activities we offer, in addition to scenic sails across the Gulf to Victoria, and day trips to various sites and activities around beautiful Vancouver. Totems in Stanley Park

BASKETBALL GOLF TENNIS TRACK & FIELD SOCCER SWIMMING VOLLEYBALL WRESTLING FOOTBALL RUGBY SKIING CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING ICE HOCKEY

FIELD TRIPS

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Unforgettable Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. Scenic Ocean Sea Cruise to the Island. Downtown Shopping Excursions. Oceanside Picnics in Stanley Park. Fresh Powder Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding. Popular Scenic Cycling and Hiking Trails. Museums and Government building Excursions. Interactive Science Centre Experience.


ART INTRAMURAL SPORTS YOUTH ROTARY DANCE PUBLIC SPEAKING GRADUATION COUNCIL MATH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER FRIENDSHIP CLUB YEARBOOK

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CHOIR BAND (JAZZ AND ORCHESTRA) PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP CLUB THEATRE MULTI-CULTURAL CLUB OUTDOOR EDUCATION COOKING LIBRARY ASSISTANT GROUP CLUB OF GOOD DEEDS GRAPHIC DESIGN GLOBAL STEWARDSHIP

World Class Skiing // Whistler/Blackcomb

One of the best parts of my experience here was the international field trips to Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler for snow sports. Kotaro, Japan

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High Schools

1 Rick Hansen School of Science and Business 2 WJ Mouat Secondary 3 Abbotsford Traditional Secondary 4 Abbotsford Senior Secondary 5 Yale Secondary 6 Robert Bateman Secondary 7 Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts

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1 Multiplex Cinema & Shopping Outlet 2 Matsqui Recreation Centre 3 City Centre Mall & Restaurants 4 Abbotsford Recreation Centre 5 Wakeboard Park at Albert Dyck Lake 6 Abbotsford Tulip Festival 7 Horseback Riding 8 Abbotsford International Airshow 9 Castle Fun Theme Park 10 Climbing Wall 11 Mill Lake Jogging, Fishing, Cycling Trails 12 Bowling 13 Aviation Program at Abbotsford International Airport Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre University of the Fraser Valley

CANADA/USA BORDER

Canada/USA Border Crossing international.abbyschools.ca

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I will miss Canada a lot, its safety, the freedom, the people and all the places that are full of awesome memories for me. Ana Sofia, Colombia

International students from all over the globe choose Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada to be their home away from home. Our schools rank among the top in the world. Our homestay families and staff ensure each student’s experience is positive and successful. Our ideal and beautiful location offers easy access to outstanding recreation opportunities, city amenities and breathtaking scenery in a mild climate. INTERNATIONAL.ABBYSCHOOLS.CA

Abbotsford International Program - English Brochure  
Abbotsford International Program - English Brochure  

BC schools rank among the top in the world, according to the OECD. Our schools provide a wide variety of courses and programs where Internat...