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Welcoming you to our world. International education Viewbook 2012-2013

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Langara is a government funded post-secondary institution. We provide University, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to over 23,000 students annually including 1,200 international students from over 50 countries. We offer three bachelor’s degrees to international students as well as a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citations. From English as a Second Language and university-transfer to four-year baccalaureate degrees, Langara lets you choose your own educational path. We do this by offering: • • • • • • •

Small classes where students get more individual attention Knowledgeable instructors Academically demanding course material Over 1,000 courses to choose from Opportunities for hands-on industry experience Affordable tuition Great student support services

We are Langara. The College of Higher Learning.


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where we are

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message from the executive

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universit y, career & ESL studies

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inform ation on credentials

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11 Cost of Tuition 12 progr a ms and courses 14 progr a m chart 25 l angar a plus progr a m 26 student support services 28 ca mpus m ap 30 l angar a HOMESTAY PROGRAM 31 tr ansit options 33 international education student admission requirements

34 Application process 37 contact inform ation

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About Vancouver. where we are

Langara is located in Vancouver, British Columbia,

Located on the West Coast, Vancouver is the

Canada – one of the most beautiful and livable cities

third largest city in Canada. It is vibrant and

in the world. Our campus is conveniently situated

multicultural and enjoys one of the mildest

in the heart of the city, minutes from the Vancouver

climates in the country. Surrounded by mountains,

International Airport and downtown, in a safe,

rainforests, and ocean, Vancouver’s natural

park-like residential neighbourhood.

beauty and cosmopolitan facilities attract visitors from around the world. The city has friendly people, a safe environment, and great educational opportunities. Choose Langara and get ready for an exceptional Canadian educational experience.

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Words of welcome. Message from the executive

Choosing the right school is especially important

Welcome to Langara, an institute where

when studying abroad. At Langara, our focus is

academic excellence and opportunity are the

on you and your educational experience with us.

hallmarks of our commitment to students. Our

From our small class sizes and quality teaching staff to our dedicated support services for international students, we are committed to helping you find personal and academic success. We offer a comprehensive mix of programs that allows you to complete your degree, diploma, or certificate at Langara or finish your education at one of our prestigious university partners. Let Langara be your educational pathway to success. I look forward to welcoming you to Canada and to Langara.

Dr. David Ross President & CEO

student-centred approach will give you the support and freedom you need to identify and achieve your academic and career goals, and establish yourself as a global citizen. Your journey with us will be remarkable and, like your family, we will be there to help you every step of the way. On behalf of myself and the International Education staff, we look forward to personally connecting with you and welcoming you to our campus. At Langara, we welcome the world, one student at a time.

Ajay Patel Director, International Education

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Educational opportunities. Universit y, Career, & ESL studies

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

CAREER STUDIES

University Studies means taking your

Career Studies combines a strong academic

ENGLISH AS A SECOND L ANGUAGE (ESL) STUDIES

first couple of years of university-level

core with hands-on, industry-relevant skills.

Skills Training for English Proficiency

courses at a college like Langara. Credits

Programs are designed with the input of

(STEP) and Langara English for Academic

earned in University Studies can be

community-based advisory committees

Purposes (LEAP) provide the English and

applied to bachelor’s degrees at Langara, or

and taught by dedicated instructors with

academic skills to prepare students for

transferred to the second or third year of

years of industry experience. Gain the real-

university-level studies. Courses are also

a university like the University of British

world skills and credentials (i.e. diplomas,

available for students at the post-secondary

Columbia (UBC) or Simon Fraser University

certificates, and citations) you need through

level who require additional training in the

(SFU). Our courses prepare you for the

our Career Studies programs.

fundamentals of English reading and/or

completion of your degree at a university.

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writing.


Bachelor’s Degrees Universit y - Year Four

Bachelor’s Degrees L angar a - Year Four

Taken at universities in BC, Canada, and US, including UQA

30 credits/10 courses per year

UQA Partners Include: University of British Columbia University of Victoria University of Saskatchewan

Two Years

Two Years

York University

Bachelor’s Degrees Universit y - Year Three

Bachelor’s Degrees L angar a - Year three

Taken at universities in BC, Canada, and US, including UQA

30 credits/10 courses per year

Saint Mary’s University Simon Fraser University

Universit y Tr ansfer L angar a - Year TWO Bachelor Degree, Diplom a 30 credits/10 courses per year

LEAP - Level 8 LEAP - Level 7 LEAP - Level 6 LEAP - Level 5

Two Years

Universit y Tr ansfer L angar a - Year one Bachelor Degree, Diplom a 30 credits/10 courses per year

LEAP - Level 4 STEP = Skills Training for English Proficiency

LEAP - Level 3 STEP - Level 2 STEP - Level 1 STEP - BASIC

LEAP = Langara English for Academic Purposes

STEP/LEAP Each session is seven weeks, 20 hours/week

ESL

Note: ESL Entry Level is determined by a placement test upon arrival at Langara College. Length of ESL study dependent on placement level.

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Degrees, diplomas, and certificates explained. Information on credentials

bachelor’s degree

Certificate

Bachelor’s degrees require the completion of a minimum of 120

Certificates require the completion of between 30 to 42 credits

credits of university-level courses in a specific program of study.

in a specific program of study. Most certificates take one year to

Langara offers bachelor’s degrees to international students in

complete. Langara offers 12 certificate programs to choose from.

three subject areas: • Business Administration

Citation

• Performing Arts

Citations require the completion of at least 12 credits in a

• Recreation Management

specific program of study. Langara offers three citations to international students.

Associate Degree Associate degrees require the successful completion of two years (or at least 60 credits) of university-level courses. They are great ways to maximize your university-transferable credits, and lay

Universit y Qualit y Alliance (UQA)

a foundation for further studies in arts, sciences, social sciences,

Langara’s University Quality Alliance can help

business, and humanities. Langara offers 32 associate degrees.

you gain entry into some of Canada’s most

Diplom a

prestigious schools. Our UQA partners include

Diplomas require the completion of at least 60 credits in a

the University of British Columbia, University

specific program of study. Most diplomas take two years to

of Victoria, University of Saskatchewan, York

complete. Langara offers 44 diploma programs in the areas of Career Studies and University Studies.

University, Saint Mary’s University, and Simon Fraser University.

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Learning English. English as a Second L anguage

Langara is a leader in teaching English as a Second

Skills Tr aining for English Proficiency (STEP)

Language (ESL). Whether you are just starting to learn

The STEP Program is an exciting, full-time, intensive English

English or polishing your proficiency to get ready for

language program designed for students at a beginner to low-

university, let Langara help you improve your English and prepare you for your future studies.

intermediate level. The program explores a variety of topics, materials, and activities. Students develop their English language skills while expanding their knowledge of Vancouver, Canada, and the world. Students who complete the highest level of STEP can enter the LEAP Program.

“STEP gave the chance to study everything in

L angar a English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Canada and also helped me find the confidence

The LEAP Program is an intensive program in English and

to write. I used to have problems with my

academic skills development. The program prepares students whose first language is not English for academic success. This

writing. I now can write easily and clearly.”

certificate program facilitates language development, promotes

Mehdi Abbaspour, Iran

academic excellence, and encourages students to become successful independent learners.

“I can say honestly that my experience in the program was really enthusiastic, full of fun, full of knowledge, and most importantly, full of new academic skills at

programs to college, university and professional groups for over 20 years. Group programs can be designed to meet specific language

each level. We had seminar discussions and

training needs. The average program length is three weeks, but

gave research presentations. In Level 8, I

groups can specify any length from, two weeks to four months.

wrote a research paper related to my area of interest and I’m using it to apply to Canadian

Summer English L anguage Progr a ms Join college and university-aged international students for three or

and non-Canadian universities. We learned

four weeks of language and cultural study in beautiful Vancouver,

tons of useful skills from very qualified,

BC. This program gives you a chance to improve your English,

knowledgeable, and helpful instructors!” Rajaa Fallatah, Saudi Arabia

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Group progr a ms Langara College has been offering short-term language and culture

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live with a Canadian family, and take part in exciting recreation activities in Canada’s beautiful natural environment.


“The LEAP Program is the best academic preparation program. It helped me a lot to build a strong foundation and prepare me for my future study. I think every single thing I learned from LEAP was applied to further my study. After LEAP, I took my first- and second-year university-transfer courses at Langara. I then transferred to UBC. I got my bachelor’s degree specializing in logistics and transportation.” Ruifeng Erin Gao

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Your investment. Cost of Tuition

Langara has some of the most reasonable tuition rates in the province. If you are a typical international University Studies student taking a full course load, your tuition will be approximately $16,500 over three semesters in a year. Other benefits include a flexible all-zone transit U-Pass BC card and a very reasonable Langara Students’ Union health and dental plan. Living costs The following are estimates of projected expenditures for a 12-month period of study at Langara (in Canadian dollars). They are based on current fees for 2012/2013. Please visit www.langara.bc.ca/international-education for the most up-to-date information. Living Costs $16,500

Tuition (10 cl asses or 30 credits)

$965

Medical pl an cover age Book & supplies

$1,500

Accommodation (@$750/month) 12 homestay months Pl acement fee

$9,000 $375

Tr ansportation (U-Pass bc)

$360

Incidentals

$1,000

Entertainment & recreation

$1,300

Total cost

$31,000

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Choose your area of study. Progr ams and courses

Langara has more than 90 programs and, 1000 courses to choose from — each thoughtfully designed to give you a solid blend of knowledge and skills. The following areas of study are open to international students.

Aboriginal Studies

Economics

Marketing Management

Accounting

Engineering

Mathematics

Anthropology

English

Microbiology

Applied Urban & Rural Planning

Environmental Studies

Nutrition & Food Service Management

Art History

Family Studies

Peace & Conflict Studies

Arts (General)

Field Studies - Canadian

Performing Arts

Arts & Science (General)

Field Studies - International

Philosophy

Asian Studies

Film Arts (Acting)

Physical Education

Astronomy

Film Arts (Writing)

Physics

Bioinformatics

Film Arts (Directing)

Political Science

Biology

Financial Management

Professional Photo-Imaging

Business Administration

Fine Arts

Psychology

Business Computer Applications

Food Services

Publishing

Business Management

French

Recreation Leadership

Canadian Studies

General Education

Recreation Management

Chemistry

Geography

Religious Studies

Chinese

Geology

Science (General)

Classical Studies

Greek

Social Service Worker

Commerce & Business Studies

Health Sciences

Sociology

Communications

Health Studies

Spanish

Computer Science

History

Statistics

Computer Studies

Human Kinetics

Theatre Arts at Studio 58

Computing Science & Information Systems

International Business Management

Theatre Arts (Acting)

Creative Writing

Internet and Web Technology

Theatre Arts (Production)

Criminal Justice

Japanese

Women’s Studies

Criminology

Journalism

Design Formation

Latin

Dietetics

Latin American Studies

Early Childhood Education

Leisure Studies

Ecology

Library & Information Technology

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Langara offers both University Studies and Career Studies programs. Some programs have a limited number of seats so we encourage you to apply early.

Demonstr ating English L anguage Proficiency

For Career and Limited Enrolment Arts and Science programs*,

For Open Enrolment (University Transfer) programs, you need one

you need one of the following:

of the following: • TOEFL (internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher • IELTS 6.5 • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60 • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24 • LET (Langara English Test) Level 2 • ELA (English Language Assessment) 145 offered by VCC (Vancouver Community College) • Successful completion of LEAP-Level 8 • Successful completion of BC. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent

• Langara English Test (LET) at a minimum score of 3 (some programs may require a higher score) • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) with a minimum score of 26 on the Essay and one of the following: • 5 in English usage • 5 in sentence structure • 10 in reading comprehension • Minimum of 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or equivalent • A minimum “C-” in a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit or an “S” in either of these Langara English courses: ENGL 1107 or 1108 *Note: Some program admission requirements are currently under review. Please check the Langara website for the most current information.

• Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit • Successful completion of VCC English 099

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Many programs to choose from. Progr am chart

Langara has more than 90 programs to

Limited enrolment

Learn More

choose from. Each one has been thoughtfully

All of our Career Studies and some

For a complete list of programs and

designed and carefully created to give you a solid blend of knowledge and skills. Ranging from eight months to four years in

University Studies programs have

admission requirements, please visit

a limited number of seats. We

our website at www.langara.bc.ca.

encourage you to apply early for these programs.

length, how far you take your higher learning is up to you.

* Many courses within Arts and Science limited enrolment programs are available to students who are not admitted to the program. Students can check the course description for information on these courses and subject areas. Note 1: Graduation from BC Grade 12 or the equivalent. Note 2: English requirement - you must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3 or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in BC English 12 or BC Literature 12; a minimum ‘C’ grade in a university-level English course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or an ‘S’ in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110. Note 3: Math and science requirements - must be completed within the last three years. For information on the Math or Science Diagnostic Tests, visit www.langara.bc.ca. As of Fall Semester 2011, you will need the following to meet Math (Principles of Math) 11 or 12 requirements: for Math 11, you will need Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11; for Math 12, you will need Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12. Note 4: For details on these admission and/or document requirements, visit www.langara.bc.ca/programs-and-courses.

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Faculty of Arts Progr a m

Arts (Gener al) University Studies

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Develop deeper insight into multiple disciplines while building writing, analytical, and critical thinking abilities. Students design their own academic program and explore a range of subject areas.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

The most comprehensive Arts and Science Program of any college in BC – more than 200 first- and second-year university-transferable courses to choose from.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

For students who wish to study a diverse selection of subjects and do not necessarily plan to complete a university degree.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Includes courses in writing poetry, stage plays, screenplays, short stories, and non-fiction prose. In a reading- and writing-rich environment, students are challenged to express themselves through various voices.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep

Merges the design disciplines of spatial formation and communication design while bridging architectural, industrial, interior, and graphic design. Students develop foundations in three areas: design knowledge, design skills, and design practice.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Interview, design assignment, portfolio, and information session (See note 4)

Certificate 1 year

Jan

Advanced, professional, drama-based program for those looking to practice their craft and work in the film industry. Choose from three streams of study: Acting, Writing, or Directing. Produce a festivalquality film and gain on-screen credits. Most students have previous post-secondary education and/or experience in film.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· 60 credits of postsecondary education or department approval (See note 4)

Diploma 2 years

Sep

Intense program of study in visual arts and design, teaching a wide set of studio skills with opportunities to specialize in one or more studio disciplines. Includes 35 - 40 hours/week of studio practice plus course work in art history and English. Most courses are transferable to other post-secondary fine arts programs in Canada.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Info session, questionnaire, and a portfolio may be required (See note 4)

Certificate 1 year

Sep

An intensive, accelerated one-year program is offered for those with an extensive post-secondary background.

·· A university degree in an approved discipline, substantial academic achievement, or journalism experience may be considered. ·· Letter of intent (See note 4)

»» Keyword search: arts general

Arts and Science (Gener al) University Studies »» Keyword search: arts science general

Gener al Education University Studies »» Keyword search: general education

Creative Arts Creative Writing University Studies »» Keyword search: creative writing

Design Form ation Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: design formation

Film Arts Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: film arts ·· Acting ·· Writing ·· Directing

Fine Arts Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: fine arts

Journalism Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: journalism

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Progr a m

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree 4 years (Third-year entry)

Check website

Offered jointly by Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara, and Vancouver Community College.

·· See note 4

Creative Arts Performing Arts Degree Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: performing arts

Professional Photo-Im aging Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)*

The Bachelor of Performing Arts is a full-time, cohort-based capstone program that enrols 25 students in a fourth year. Students earn the last 33 credits of a 120-credit bachelor’s degree over nine months. The degree is conferred by the four-partner consortium of Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara, and Vancouver Community College. To be eligible for admission, applicants must have some post-secondary education and training in at least one performing arts discipline. Diploma 2 years

Sep

Prepares students for careers in photography and digital imaging through technical training (camera techniques, lighting, lab work, and image manipulation) and grounding in the business and aesthetic aspects of the profession. Explore photography for advertising, architecture, editorial, industry, photo-journalism, portraiture, and science.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· ‘C’ in Math 11 (See note 3) ·· Demonstrated interest in photography, interview, and portfolio (See note 4)

Diploma 3 terms

Sep

Provides comprehensive training to those who wish to enter the publishing industry or create their own graphic design/electronic publishing business. Program covers print-based graphics, photo-intensive publishing sequences, writing, editing, and new media publishing.

·· See note 1 ·· Min. 5 on the LET or LPI (or min. ‘C+’ in a firstyear, universitytransferable English or Communications course). ·· Letter of intent and resumé (See note 4)

Diploma (Acting) 3 years

Sep Jan

Theatre Arts at Studio 58, one of the most renowned theatre programs in Canada, provides practical, hands-on training for an exciting and rewarding career in professional theatre, film, and television. Acting option has intensive classes, workshops, and participation in productions.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Audition (See note 4)

Diploma (Production) 2 years

Jan

Theatre Arts at Studio 58, one of the most renowned theatre programs in Canada, provides practical, hands-on training for an exciting and rewarding career in professional theatre, film, and television. Production option has intensive classes, workshops, and backstage participation in productions.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Audition (See note 4)

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Provides an in-depth understanding and appreciation of Canadian society. Covers critical perspectives on major issues that mark contemporary Canada, such as racism, emerging women’s roles, working life, Aboriginal concerns, Quebec separatism, and American domination. Core courses draw from history, sociology, political science, and English.

·· See note 1

»» Keyword search: professional photo-imaging

Publishing Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: publishing

Theatre Arts at studio 58 Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: theatre arts studio 58 ·· Acting

·· Production

Humanities Canadian Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: canadian studies

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Diploma 2 years


Progr a m

Cl assical Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: classical studies

English University Studies

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Explores the history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, mythology, and the arts of Greece and Rome. Provides perspective on how these societies still influence the world today. An external study opportunity to Greece is offered in some summer semesters.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Highlights American and Canadian composition and literature across different genres. Covers courses in modern and historical English as well as specialized courses in poetry, film studies, linguistics, theatre history, and creative writing.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Builds knowledge, skill, and experience to address complex issues of globalization, ecosystems, and human impact on the environment. An interdisciplinary program drawing from biology, chemistry, English, and geography. A one-week field school is offered.

·· See note 1

Sep Jan May

Courses cover the sociological, psychological, philosophical, literary, and historical perspectives on families in Canada and elsewhere. Guest speakers provide innovative analyses and experiential accounts.

·· See note 1

Sep Jan May

Students examine the geography, history, politics, economies, languages, and cultures of Latin America, preparing them for further university studies in this area or to work in the region. External studies opportunities are periodically held in Latin America.

·· See note 1

Sep Jan May

Considers the problems of human conflict and how it can be constructively and non‑violently resolved. Draws on the perspectives of physical and social sciences, history, and philosophy. Guest lecturers include labour mediators, politicians, and peace leaders.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Develops the ability to think clearly about fundamental questions, including those that frequently lie at the root of other disciplines. Philosophy asks questions about the nature of knowledge, reality, truth, consciousness, freedom, moral obligation, aesthetic value, happiness, justice, and virtue – questions asked by those who seek to understand themselves, their society, and their world.

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Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Provides diverse perspectives on women’s history, contemporary experiences, analyses, and movements for change. Examines critical concepts for understanding women’s perspectives on their experiences personally, collectively, locally, and globally.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

»» Keyword search: english associate

Environmental Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: environmental studies

Diploma 2 years Citation 1 year

Fa mily Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: family studies

L atin A merican Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: latin american studies

Peace & Conflict Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: peace conflict studies

Philosophy University Studies

Associate Degree 2 years Diploma 2 years Associate Degree 2 years Diploma 2 years Associate Degree 2 years Diploma 2 years

»» Keyword search: philosophy program

Women’s Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: women’s studies

Diploma 2 years

* Many courses within Arts and Science limited enrolment programs are available to students who are not admitted to the program. Students can check the course description for information on these courses and subject areas. Note 1: Graduation from BC Grade 12 or the equivalent. Note 2: English requirement - you must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3 or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in BC English 12 or BC Literature 12; a minimum ‘C’ grade in a university-level English course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or an ‘S’ in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110. Note 3: Math and science requirements - must be completed within the last three years. For information on the Math or Science Diagnostic Tests, visit www.langara.bc.ca. As of Fall Semester 2011, you will need the following to meet Math (Principles of Math) 11 or 12 requirements: for Math 11, you will need Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11; for Math 12, you will need Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12. Note 4: For details on these admission and/or document requirements, visit www.langara.bc.ca/programs-and-courses. w w w.l angar a .bc.c a

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Faculty of Sciences Progr a m

Arts and Science (Gener al) University Studies

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

The most comprehensive Arts and Science Program of any college in BC – more than 200 first- and second-year university-transferable courses to choose from.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

For students who wish to study a diverse selection of subjects and do not necessarily plan to complete a university degree.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Students develop deeper insight into multiple disciplines while building lab skills, field techniques, and the ability to analyze data. Students choose specialization areas and design their own well-rounded academic program.

·· See note 1

Citation 1 year

Sep Jan May

The Citation in Foundations in Health Studies recognizes students who have completed a number of courses which prepare them for further study in the area of health studies.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

An interdisciplinary approach examining health, illness, and disease in human communities. It builds on the basic sciences, but also draws from research-oriented fields such as psychology and economics. Students may transfer to third-year studies in SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

Primarily for those completing two years of university-transferable courses towards a degree in human kinetics, physical education, or kinesiology. Many courses offer certification from organizations such as National Coaching Certification Association, SportMed BC, and BC Recreation & Parks Association.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

With appropriate selection of courses, students can complete two years of university-transfer coursework towards a degree in recreation, leisure, or sport studies.

·· See note 1

»» Keyword search: arts science general

Gener al Education University Studies »» Keyword search: general education

Science (Gener al) University Studies »» Keyword search: science general

Health Sciences Foundations in Health Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: foundations in health studies

Health sciences University Studies »» Keyword search: health sciences

Hum an Kinetics University Studies

Diploma 2 years

»» Keyword search: human kinetics

Leisure Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: leisure studies

* Many courses within Arts and Science limited enrolment programs are available to students who are not admitted to the program. Students can check the course description for information on these courses and subject areas. Note 1: Graduation from BC Grade 12 or the equivalent. Note 2: English requirement - you must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3 or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in BC English 12 or BC Literature 12; a minimum ‘C’ grade in a university-level English course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or an ‘S’ in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110. Note 3: Math and science requirements - must be completed within the last three years. For information on the Math or Science Diagnostic Tests, visit www.langara.bc.ca. As of Fall Semester 2011, you will need the following to meet Math (Principles of Math) 11 or 12 requirements: for Math 11, you will need Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11; for Math 12, you will need Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12. Note 4: For details on these admission and/or document requirements, visit www.langara.bc.ca/programs-and-courses. 18

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Progr a m

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science dealing with the application of computer science to the study of biology. Bioinformatics education is in demand for many careers in science and health care. Students completing a Diploma or Associate Degree in Bioinformatics will be well prepared to complete their BSc at any university in BC.

·· See note 1

Sep Jan May

Includes courses in cell biology, botany, ecology, genetics, zoology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Flexibility in course selection allows students to transfer to any BC university. Career paths available in research, education, law, and health-related fields.

·· See note 1

Mathematics & Sciences Bioinform atics Degree Studies »» Keyword search: biology

Biology University Studies »» Keyword search: biology

Diploma 2 years

Associate Degree 2 years Diploma 2 years

·· General ·· Ecology ·· Molecular/Microbiology

Citation 1 year

Chemistry

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Includes courses in analytical, organic, and physical chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. Studies range from analytical, environmental and/or aquatic chemistry, to organic and inorganic chemistry.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Provides a strong foundation in computer science and transfers directly into third-year computer science at UBC, SFU, and UVic.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Min. ‘C’ grade in Math 12 or 75 on the Math Diagnostic Test (See note 3)

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

Flexible program for students looking for a computing career and/or to transfer to university. Specializations include computer engineering, network security administrator, software engineering, project management, and web development.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Min. ‘C’ grade in Math 12 or 75 on the Math Diagnostic Test (See note 3)

Certificate 1 year

Sep

Program is equivalent to the first-year of UBC’s Applied Science Program. It is an excellent foundation for further university studies in physical sciences. Those who complete the program may apply directly to second-year engineering at UBC.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Minimum ‘B’ in each of Chemistry 12, Math 12 & Physics 12 (See note 3)

Certificate 1 year

Sep Jan May

Prepares students for meeting the challenges of web technology by providing life-long opportunities for academic and career advancement. Courses include computer science, web development and programming, multimedia, animation, operating systems, and databases.

·· See notes 1 and 2

University Studies »» Keyword search: chemistry

Computer Science University Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: computer science

Computer Studies University Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: computer studies diploma

Engineering University Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: engineering

Internet and Web technology University Studies »» Keyword search: web technology

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Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Provides a strong foundation for third year at BC universities. Courses include calculus, linear algebra, analysis, differential equations, statistics, computer science, and English, as well as science, social science, and humanities electives.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Students learn to apply physics in diverse contexts and can choose from courses in chemistry, mathematics, computer science, modern physics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, and classical mechanics. A number of astronomy courses are also offered.

·· See note 1

Mathematics & Sciences M athem atics University Studies »» Keyword search: math

Physics University Studies »» Keyword search: physics program

Faculty of Social Sciences & Management Progr a m

Arts and Science (Gener al) University Studies

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

The most comprehensive Arts and Science Program of any college in BC – more than 200 first- and second-year university-transferable courses to choose from.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Develop deeper insight into multiple disciplines while building writing, analytical, and critical thinking abilities. Students design their own academic program and explore a range of subject areas.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

For students who wish to study a diverse selection of subjects and do not necessarily plan to complete a university degree.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep

Integrated program addressing a variety of Aboriginal issues. Students will gain an understanding of the historic and contemporary realities of Aboriginal people in Canada, including self-government, land claims, and community development.

·· See notes 1 and 2

Provides an educational option for students with bachelor’s degrees whose work requires knowledge of Aboriginal issues.

·· Bachelor’s degree

»» Keyword search: arts science general

Arts (Gener al) University Studies »» Keyword search: arts university studies

Gener al Education University Studies »» Keyword search: general education

Community Programs Aboriginal Studies University Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: aboriginal studies

Diploma 2 years

Post-degree Certificate 1 year

* Many courses within Arts and Science limited enrolment programs are available to students who are not admitted to the program. Students can check the course description for information on these courses and subject areas. Note 1: Graduation from BC Grade 12 or the equivalent. Note 2: English requirement - you must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3 or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in BC English 12 or BC Literature 12; a minimum ‘C’ grade in a university-level English course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or an ‘S’ in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110. Note 3: Math and science requirements - must be completed within the last three years. For information on the Math or Science Diagnostic Tests, visit www.langara.bc.ca. As of Fall Semester 2011, you will need the following to meet Math (Principles of Math) 11 or 12 requirements: for Math 11, you will need Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11; for Math 12, you will need Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12. Note 4: For details on these admission and/or document requirements, visit www.langara.bc.ca/programs-and-courses.

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Applied Urban and Rur al Pl anning

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Diploma 2 years

Sep

Intensive career-based program with practical training in core planning methods. Program emphasizes project-based learning, data collection and analysis, applied problem solving, and creative planning solutions. Suitable for students with prior degrees or extensive post-secondary education.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Math 11 (min. ‘C’ grade) or a Mathematics Diagnostic Test score of 53. (See note 3)

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

Blends applied skill-based courses with universitytransferable courses in criminology and related arts courses to prepare for further study or careers in law enforcement, criminology, or security. Students apply their knowledge to real world situations and gain work experience through volunteer work. Students may also apply to bridge into the third year of Langara’s BBA program.

·· See notes 1 and 2

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Prepares students for application to third year of the Dietetics program at UBC.

·· See note 1

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan

Balances academic foundation with practicum experience to enable graduates to work in pre-schools, childcare centres, and other early childhood learning settings. Program is recognized for providing quality training and is approved by the Early Childhood Education Registry of BC.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Interview, reference letters, additional requirements (TB test, criminal records review, and first-aid certification) upon acceptance (See note 4)

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

Prepares students for duties in information centres as well as public, academic, and specialized (medical, legal, corporate, or government) libraries. Part-time and online options available. Students may also apply to bridge into the third year of Langara’s BBA program.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Testing, interview, and reference letters (See note 4)

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

Learn basics of management and supervision through food-service-based practicums and fieldwork. Students are prepared for management careers in the food service industry. Many of the courses are taken online. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and related provincial associations. Students may also apply to bridge into the third year of Langara’s BBA program.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Letter of intent, resume, reference letters, interview, and valid Food Safe Level 1 certificate (See note 4)

Diploma 2 years

Sep

Students learn the skills and competencies to create quality recreation experiences. Topics include leadership, program, and event development, facility operations, budgeting, human relationships, and community and business development. Qualified students may continue to complete a Bachelor of Recreation Management.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Reference letters, supplemental application, and resumé (See note 4)

University Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: urban planning ·· Computer Applications and Graphics ·· Environmental Planning ·· Rural Planning ·· Urban Planning

Criminal Justice Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: criminal justice

Dietetics University Studies »» Keyword search: dietetics

Early Childhood Education Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: early childhood education

Libr ary & Inform ation Technology Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: library information technology

Nutrition & Food Service M anagement Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: nutrition overview

Recreation Leadership Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: recreation leadership

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Social Service Worker Career Studies (Limited Enrolment)*

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Certificate 1 year

Sep

Provides students with a combination of academic, experiential, and community-based learning for the delivery of basic social service. Focus is on translating theory into practical skills through workshops, community speakers, community agency visits, and practicum placements for all students.

·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· 3 credits of postsecondary with min. GPA of 2.00, supplemental application, interview, volunteer work, and reference letters (See note 4)

Coordinated Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

A coordinated diploma is awarded to students who complete the certificate and an additional 10 courses (minimum 30 credits, 24 of which must be university-transferable courses that have science, social science, or humanities attributes.)

·· Social Service Worker certificate

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Provides insight into the cultural values, international situations, and lifestyles of the AsiaPacific region. Prepares students for Asian Studies at UBC. An exchange program to Korea is available as well as scholarships and awards to study at Asian colleges and universities.

·· See note 1

Bachelor’s Degree 4 years

Sep Jan May

Comprehensive full- or part-time business program for students who want to complete a business degree.

Diploma 2 years

Sep Jan May

Diplomas can be obtained by students who complete a specific program of study in the first two years (60 credits) of the degree program.

First-year entry for degrees & diplomas: ·· See notes 1 and 2 ·· Min. ‘C’ grade in Math 11; a min. ‘C-’ grade in one of Math 12 or a firstyear, universitytransferable Math course; or 60 on the Math Diagnostic Test (See note 3)

»» Keyword search: social service worker

Social Sciences and Business Asian Studies University Studies »» Keyword search: asian studies

Business Administr ation Degree & Career Studies

Diploma 2 years

(Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: bba ·· Accounting ·· Business Management ·· International Business Management ·· Marketing Management ·· Accounting ·· Business Management ·· Financial Management ·· Marketing Management

Third-year entry for degrees: ·· Min. 60 credits with min. 2.33 GPA - may require bridging courses (See note 4)

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Commerce & Business Studies University Studies

Credential & Length

Start Dates

Description

Admission Requirements

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Provides courses needed for equivalency to first- and second-year Commerce or Business Administration at SFU, UBC, and UVic. Students may also apply to bridge into the third year of Langara’s BBA program.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Explores aspects of our physical environment including volcanoes, earthquakes, and glaciers, and examines the impact of human activities in urban, cultural, environmental, and economic contexts. Studies include social sciences, sociology, economics, as well as the natural sciences, geology, biology, and physics.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Intended to prepare students to pursue third- and fourth-year courses at university as majors or minors in history. The degree is also beneficial for students wishing to pursue careers in journalism, government, social policy, or law. Students will learn to critically evaluate conflicting evidence, evaluate data, refine their communication skills, and to think and reason in a logical manner.

·· See note 1

Associate Degree 2 years

Sep Jan May

Prepares students for transfer to third-year psychology programs at BC universities. Study the role of the brain; memory and thinking processes; lifespan development; social, family, and cultural influences; psychological disorders; and related issues.

·· See note 1

Bachelor’s Degree 4 years (Third-year entry)

Sep Jan May

Online program aimed at professionals with recreation diplomas who wish to upgrade their skills and pursue entry-level or middlemanagement positions in the recreation field. Program combines a solid foundation in management theory with practical specialized courses in recreation.

·· 6 credits of universitytransferable English ·· Recreation diploma or equivalent with a min. 2.33 GPA (See note 4)

»» Keyword search: commerce business studies

Geogr aphy University Studies »» Keyword search: geography

HIstory University Studies »» Keyword search: history program

Psychology University Studies »» Keyword search: psychology program

Recreation M anagement Degree Studies (Limited Enrolment)* »» Keyword search: recreation management

* Many courses within Arts and Science limited enrolment programs are available to students who are not admitted to the program. Students can check the course description for information on these courses and subject areas. Note 1: Graduation from BC Grade 12 or the equivalent. Note 2: English requirement - you must have one of the following: LET with a minimum level 3 or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in BC English 12 or BC Literature 12; a minimum ‘C’ grade in a university-level English course for which Langara awards transfer credit; or an ‘S’ in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110. Note 3: Math and science requirements - must be completed within the last three years. For information on the Math or Science Diagnostic Tests, visit www.langara.bc.ca. As of Fall Semester 2011, you will need the following to meet Math (Principles of Math) 11 or 12 requirements: for Math 11, you will need Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11; for Math 12, you will need Principles of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12. Note 4: For details on these admission and/or document requirements, visit www.langara.bc.ca/programs-and-courses.

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“I have been able to thrive academically after transferring to UBC. Social events with Langara PLUS gave me an opportunity to connect with other international students and Canadian families and learn about their lifestyles. This was essential for me to adapt to this new setting. Lifestyle workshops helped build my knowledge about the city, how to move around, and the available resources. I have also learned how to find a volunteer opportunity and how to get involved in the community. Langara PLUS knowledge and experience have become a part of me and my lifestyle today.� Yi Carol Guan, China

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Activities & workshops beyond the classroom. L angar a plus progr am

Education is more than just classroom learning. To be competitive

Langara PLUS provides you with academic support as well as

both academically and professionally, you need more than

recreational and social opportunities. It features four categories of

just a high grade point average (GPA) – you need skills beyond

activities:

the classroom. To get the experience you need, sign up for the Langara PLUS program. It is a program developed especially for international students to help: • Improve your social skills and interpersonal skills • Develop your intercultural awareness • Improve your physical fitness • Enhance your application to university • Maximize your opportunities for success

• Study Skills Workshops: Time management, writing skills, academic preparation, examination skills, note-taking, and more • Social Events: i-Café, “Canadian” dinners, cultural celebrations, and more • Recreational Activities: Badminton, ice skating, soccer, basketball, hiking, and more • Lifestyle Workshops: Finding Housing, New to Vancouver, Volunteering, Immigration issues, and more

Most of the workshops, events and activities are provided at no cost

Upon completion of the Langara PLUS program you are awarded

to you. We want to enhance your life at Langara and in the city of

a bronze, silver, or gold Statement of Achievement. You will also

Vancouver. A well-rounded student is healthier and more likely to

be issued a letter outlining the number of events and workshops

succeed.

you have participated in. This letter can be used as part of a supplemental application for universities or to enhance career opportunities.

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We are here to help you. International Student Support Services

Starting school in another country is a big step. It is okay

Admissions advising

Health Services

to ask for help. Langara offers a range of student services

Having trouble deciding what

Need a medical consultation?

to help you get the most out of your Canadian experience.

program you want to apply to?

Langara Health Services provides

Questions about transfer credits?

confidential physical and

Langara’s admissions advisors are

mental health services to the

Contact information for these services are available on page 37 or on our website at www.langara.bc.ca. L angar a International Education Department Have a question about life in Canada? Need some information about extending your stay in Canada? The Langara International Education Department is here to support you every step of the way.

here to help guide you through the

College community. Physicians,

admissions process and get you

psychologists, and psychiatrists are

started on the path to success.

available for on-campus assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

Bookstore Pick up all of your textbooks, stationery supplies, and gifts in

We have three full-time International Student

person at the Bookstore or online at

Coordinators to help students with everything from

mycampusstore.langara.bc.ca.

study permits, off-campus work permits, post-graduation work permits, and medical insurance, to general

Counselling

questions about life in Vancouver and at Langara. Feel

You can get confidential career,

free to drop by the International Education Office in

educational, and personal

Room A107 and say hello. We would love to meet you!

counselling through the Counselling Department (including two international student counsellors). Counselling also offers free Student Success Workshops and Course Planning Sessions throughout the year.

If you are a full-time student in an Open Enrolment (University Transfer) or career program, you have extended medical and dental insurance coverage through the Langara Students’ Union (LSU) Health and Dental Plan. For more information, please contact StudentCare at www.ihaveaplan.ca. Help & Learning Centres Check out one of the following help and learning centres for free tutoring and academic help: Writing Centre, Biology Help Centre, Chemistry Help Centre, Mathematics and Statistics Activity Centre, and Physics Help Centre.

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L angar a Students’ Union (LSU)

Libr ary

Formed in 1969, the Langara

Access an impressive collection

Students’ Union is an organization

of books, journals, magazines,

The Hub

composed of all registered students

newspapers, databases, and audio-

The Hub is the home of Langara’s

at Langara. The primary function

visual materials. There are computer

Student Engagement Centre. Connect to

of the LSU is the protection and

terminals available with internet

advocacy of the rights and interests

access. Librarians are always ready

activities and resources such as:

of its student members. The LSU

to lend a hand.

operates as a co-operative, providing

1.

Co-operative Education

2.

Student Clubs

services to members. These include

Libr ary Instruction

3.

Student Leadership

an inexpensive photocopy service, a

Learn to research effectively.

4.

VOLT

student discount program, and more.

Take advantage of the Library’s

5.

Workshops

foundations class in library research L angar a Athletics

concepts to improve your research

There are lots of opportunities to get

Interested in recreational sports?

skills and get ahead.

involved.

Join intramural sports and play basketball, badminton, volleyball,

New Student Orientation

tennis, indoor soccer, and more with

Before the start of each semester,

other Langara students. It’s a great

Langara hosts an orientation for new

way to make new friends, have fun,

students. It’s a great way to prepare

and get some exercise. Langara also has a great athletics program. Our Falcons compete in the Pacific Western Athletic Association in badminton, basketball, and soccer. They are consistently recognized as one of the top athletic teams in the division. Get the school spirit and come out to cheer on the Falcons.

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Your compass around campus. campus map

A Building

Publishing Labs

B Building

C Building

Wireless Internet

Anthropology Labs

Quiznos

Building Services

Writing Centre

Biology Labs

Security

Classrooms

Cafeteria

Computer Labs

Chemistry Labs

Services for Aboriginal Students

Advanced Education Media Acquisition Centre

Classrooms

Studio 58

Computer Labs Continuing Studies Design Formation Studios

Students’ Union Building Accounting Services Bicycle Repair Shop

Deans’ Offices

BC College and Institute Library Services

Daycare Outdoor Playgrounds

Binding and Faxing Services

The Gathering Space

Disability Services

Boardroom

Playrooms

Tim Hortons

Bookstore

Resource Room

Dave Pearson Native Student Centre

Triple O’s

Division Chair Offices

Wild Greens

Facilities

College Board

Gymnasium

Duke’s Gourmet Cookies & Cappuccino

Employee Lounge

Wireless Internet

Purchasing

Jumper Cables

2-Mato’s

Faculty Offices

Communications and Marketing

Changing Rooms

Faculty Offices

Kitchenette

Fine Arts Studios

Finance

Computer Labs

G103 and G109 Classrooms

Flex Food Station

Financial Aid

Gymnasium

Geography Labs

Health Services

Co-operative Education

Lockers

Langara Students’ Union Office (LSU)

Homestay

Human Resources

Lockers

Lockers

Education Technology Centre

Showers

Information Technology (IT)

Libr ary

LSU Health and Dental Plan

Information Kiosk

Reception Office

Institutional Research

Classrooms

Ombudsperson

Instructional Media Services (IMS)

Registrar and Enrolment Services

Langara Volt

Computer Labs

Student Lounge Space

Learning Commons

Wireless Internet

International Education

Student Accounts

Math/Stats Activity Centre

U-Pass BC Office

Meeting Rooms

Media Rooms

Journalism Labs

Wireless Internet

Multi-Purpose Room

Meeting Rooms

Lecture Halls

President’s Office

Meeting Rooms

The Hub Student Engagement Centre

Private Group Study Areas

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Counselling

Meeting Rooms

Classrooms

Vice-President Academic and Provost’s Office Vice-President of Administration and Finance’s Office

Library

Starbucks Study Spaces Wireless Internet

Langara Café


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Your Canadian home away from home. L angar a Homestay Progr am

Get the most out of your international student

Host homes are located within reasonable

experience. Apply for the Langara Homestay program

commuting time (45-60 minutes) to the college. Host

and live with a Canadian host family while you study.

families help their students learn the bus route to

Learn first hand about the culture and increase your

and from school and to other areas of the city.

opportunity to practice your English.

When students apply to homestay, they complete

While living with your Canadian host family, you will

an application form and provide information about

have your own bedroom, three meals a day, and the

themselves, their interests, hobbies, and food

opportunity to interact with your host family as you

preferences. We try our best to match students

participate in their day-to-day activities and become

with families who have similiar interests and food

part of their family.

preferences.

Our homestay coordinators are on campus and

Our host families look forward to meeting you!

available to help you. We have many different kinds of host families: parents with young children, parents with teenage or grown children, single mothers or fathers with children, couples without children, older couples, and single individuals without children. And, since Vancouver is a multi-cultural city, our host families represent the ethnic diversity of the city. Every host family is unique, so we hope that our students will look for the best in their families.

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Getting here. Tr ansit options

Langara College is located in a safe and

To Lions Gate Bridge, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver ↑

quiet residential neighbourhood in South Vancouver and is bordered on three sides by

Stanley Park

Burrard Inlet

Main Street, there are many ways to get here:

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green space. Situated steps away from vibrant St

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Waterfront Station

St

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P.N.E./ Playland

DOWNTOWN From the airport

If you are in the Open Enrolment (University Transfer) or a career program, you qualify for the U-Pass BC program. The U-Pass BC program gives you unlimited all-zone access to the entire TransLink system of buses,

Queen Elizabeth Park

Oakridge Mall

the West Coast Express. If you are a STEP/LEAP student,

Bike Lane Langara campus

Main Campus

Oak St.

Granville St.

you can buy a monthly transit pass at our Bookstore. Sk y Tr ain

Legend

Oakridge Centre

49th Ave.

SkyTrains, and SeaBuses, as well as discounted fares on

nearest canada Line station canada Line

To get to our Main Campus, get on the Canada Line, get off at Langara-49th Avenue Station, and walk two blocks east. To put it into perspective, we’re just 13 minutes

millenium Line

Fraser River

expo Line popular Bus route

from downtown Vancouver and 12 minutes from

RICHMOND

Richmond Centre or Vancouver International Airport.

seaBus route transfer station park shopping and food

Alderbridge Way Centre

To Richmond and Ladner ↓ To Delta and Surrey

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Boundary Rd.

John Hendry Park

VANCOUVER

41st Ave.

Knight St.

blocks away.

Dunbar St.

Main Street and Cambie Street buses are only a few

Clark Park

Fraser St.

Avenue bus stops directly in front of the campus, while

12th Ave.

Main St.

The bus is a great transportation choice. The 49th

Commercial Drive/ Broadway Station

Ontario St.

Bus

West Broadway Centre

Broadway

Cambie St.

Station.

Alma St.

Airport Station and get off at the Langara-49th Avenue

Granville Island

To Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Simon Fraser University ↑

4th Ave.

To Point Grey, Pacific Spirit Park, and University of British Columbia ↓

Vancouver International Airport. Just get on at YVR-

Commercial Dr.

Strathcona Park

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Apply to Langara. international student admission requirements

WHEN DO I APPLY?

Gener al Admissions Requirements for International Students

Langara starts accepting applications 11 months prior

You must have successfully completed BC Grade 12 or the equivalent

to the start of each semester. We suggest that you apply

(12 years of education), and you must demonstrate proficiency in the English

early as some career programs accept students on a first-

language by providing one of the following:

come, first-served basis and University Studies students

• IELTS 6.5

are assigned a registration time based on their date of

• TOEFL iBT with minimum 20 in reading, 20 in writing, 18 in speaking and 18

application. Online application is available at www.langara.bc.ca.

in listening • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60 • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24

I would like to start in

Semester starts

Application deadlines

Spring 2013

January 2013

October 15, 2012

• ELA (English Language Assessment) 145 offered by Vancouver Community

Summer 2013

May 2013

February 15, 2013

• Successful completion of LEAP-Level 8

Fall 2013

September 2013

April 30, 2013

• LET (Langara English Test) Level 2 College (VCC)

Spring 2014

• Successful completion of BC Grade 12 English or Communications or

January 2014

October 15, 2013

equivalent • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit • Successful completion of VCC English 099

Check the Program Chart and/or visit www.langara.bc.ca/programs-andcourses to find additional requirements specific to your program of interest. Some programs may have more specific language and other requirements. Visit our website at www.langara.bc.ca for application deadlines.

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What do I need to apply? application process

Step 1: Prepare the Application Pack age 1. Meet Langara’s minimum admission requirements:

• Successful completion of 12 years of formal education (equivalent to BC Grade 12) • Proof of English language proficiency (varies by program.

Step 2: Offer of Admission • After your application is approved and all documents have been verified, Langara will send you an Offer of Admission. • Upon receipt of the Offer of Admission, please submit payment of the tuition deposit. The International Student Deposit for

Check the website for a list of English language proficiency

the Open Enrolment (University Transfer), Career Studies, and

requirements.)

Limited Enrolment Programs is $6,000CDN (which includes a non-

2. Complete a Langara application form or apply online

refundable, non-transferable Commitment Fee of $500CDN). The

3. Send official transcripts and graduation certificate of secondary

International Student Deposit will be applied to tuition fees. STEP

and post secondary education* • Original copies are required. Photocopies, faxes and electronic scans are NOT accepted. • Include certified English translations if necessary. Langara

and LEAP programs require payment for the first two sessions ($5,560CDN)(non-refundable). • Once Langara has received the Deposit, you will be sent the official Letter of Acceptance by both email and regular mail.

accepts translations done by STIBC, MOSAIC, or third party where documents have been stamped by the school attended. * See Documents Required for Application Evaluation page for more information. 4. Include proof of English language proficiency. Official English

• Once you have received the Letter of Acceptance, apply for a Study Permit and Temporary Resident Visa at the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, or Visa Centre.

exam result certificates are required for applications to the

• Carefully read all information provided to you by the College.

Open Enrolment (University Transfer) program. Photocopies of

• Apply for three months of private medical insurance.

English exam result certificates are accepted for STEP and LEAP

• Take the Online Orientation to prepare for the next step of

programs only. 5. Include the $155CDN non-refundable application fee (payable by

Visa or Master Card for overseas students) • Send the application form and all documents together by courier to: Langara College Registrar and Enrolment Services - International Admissions 100 West 49th Avenue Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V5Y 2Z6 34

Step 3: Let ter of Acceptance

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Langara has campus-wide Wi-Fi. Keep connected with your studies as well as your friends everywhere you go on campus. Other great ways to keep connected include: Facebook: facebook.com/langara.ie Twitter: twitter.com/langaracollege Flickr: flickr.com/langaracollege YouTube: youtube.com/langaracollege

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Get in touch. contact information

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION Website: www.langara.bc.ca/international-education Email: international@langara.bc.ca Phone: 604.323.5023

Gener al General Information

604.323.5686

Main Switchboard

604.323.5511

Bookstore

604.323.5525

Continuing Studies

604.323.5322

Library

604.323.5462

Security

604.323.5270

Admissions Admissions Advising

604.323.5241

Registrar & Enrolment Services 604.323.5241

Student Services Services for Aboriginal Students 604.323.5645 Child Development Centre (Daycare)

604.323.5535

Co-operative Education

604.323.5480

Counselling

604.323.5221

Disability Services

604.323.5509

Health Services

604.323.5256

Human Rights

604.323.5640

Langara VOLT

604.323.5700

Transfer Credit

604.323.5241

Transcripts

604.323.5241

U-Pass BC

604.323.5775

Student Life Athletics and Intramurals LSU Health and Dental Plan

604.323.5682 1.866.369.8796

Theatre Arts at Studio 58

604.323.5652

Students’ Union

604.324.3881

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international education | viewbook 2012-2013


International Education Viewbook 2012