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CAMOSUN COLLEGE

Camosun College is a public community college established in 1971 in Victoria, the capital city of the Province of British Columbia.  Community colleges are post-secondary institutions where you can choose to study academic programs or career-oriented practical diploma and certificate programs.  A unique aspect of a community college is the university transfer programming.  Students who are sure of their area of interest can complete a two-year Associate Degree in a range of disciplines of arts and sciences and the universities accept the courses as equivalent to their own.  Students not sure of where their interests lie find it helpful to take a selection of courses for which transfer credit is awarded by the universities.  Other students are looking for practical training to get jobs, and the College's career programs teach the skills needed for employment.

Camosun College programs include English as a Second Language, College Preparatory, university transfer courses, associate degrees, and more than 60 certificate and diploma career programs in areas of arts and sciences, business, health, technology and vocational trades training.  Many of the career programs are taught in a co-operative education format.  Co-operative Education is the integration of academic studies with paid periods of relevant work experience in industry, business and government.  Students alternate between full-time studies and full-time work, resulting in a graduate who is better prepared to enter the work force.  College staff members are responsible for developing and monitoring co-op student work terms and in assisting students in the development of their own job search strategy.  International students are eligible to register in programs offered in the co-op format.

International students must be at least 18 years of age or older by the last day of their first academic session AND have completed the equivalent of grade 10 in a 12-grade system OR possess a grade 12 graduation from a recognized institution.  Upon arrival at the College, assessments are made of English, and possibly mathematics, skills in order to determine the right level of study.  Students must fulfill all academic prerequisites, including the English level, prior to admission into a post-secondary program.  All levels of English as a Second Language are available beginners, intermediate and advanced as well as two levels of College Preparatory ESL in order to complete the grade 12 English required for study at the post-secondary level.

Each week ESL students receive twenty hours of classroom instruction and spend at least five hours in the multimedia lab.  International students and new Canadians are in class together so there are many different nationalities and cultures represented.  As well, students have access to computer labs for email and internet use.

The City


Victoria is situated on Vancouver Island, a large island off the west coast of Canada.  It is a beautiful city -- with gardens, beaches, parks, mountain views and historic sites -- and it is a popular tourist destination.  Victoria is a small city by world standards, attractive, clean, quiet and easy to get around on foot, by bicycle or bus.

Being located in Victoria makes Camosun College a very popular study destination, because Victoria is one of Canada's most desirable cities in which to live.  Victoria's climate is moderate never too hot and never too cold.  With the mildest climate in Canada, outdoor enthusiasts in Victoria enjoy year-round hiking and cycling, whale watching, fishing, boating, soccer, golf, scuba diving.

International Education


Camosun College has about 8000 students, of which some 522 are international students.  A knowledgeable staff provides support to international students with admissions, advising, registration, counselling, orientation and homestay.  Regular social activities provide an opportunity to meet students from more than 35 countries around the world.

Camosun College is committed to contributing to the process of global education by reaching out beyond the local community to create relationships worldwide.  In 1983 Camosun opened its doors to the global community, and now has an international reputation of excellence.  International students attending Camosun come from countries such as Malaysia, Japan, Ghana, France, China, the Philippines, Colombia, Portugal, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Singapore, Nepal, Taiwan, and many other countries.  Participation in international education benefits our students and strengthens our College, our community and our international partners.
Why choose Camosun College
  • high quality instruction
  • well-equipped, modern facilities

  • affordable

  • conditional admissions available

  • TOEFL score not required

  • easy transfer from language training to post-secondary programs

  • wide range of courses and programs

  • homestay available

  • international students from many countries

  • great location

  • good weather

  • international student support services


http://www.camosun.bc.ca/international
 

CONTACT

Tel: 12503703681
Fax: 12503703689
Email: inted@camosun.bc.ca

Interurban Campus

4461 Interurban Road
Campus Centre
2nd floor
Hours: 9 am4 pm, Monday-Friday

Lansdowne Campus

3100 Foul Bay Rd
Dawson Building
2nd floor
Hours: 9 am4 pm, Monday-Friday


British Columbia Education Quality Assurance


 

International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation

 

CONTACT

Tel: 12503703681
Fax: 12503703689
Email:
inted@camosun.bc.ca

Interurban Campus


4461 Interurban Road
Campus Centre
2nd floor
Hours: 9 am4 pm, Monday-Friday

Lansdowne Campus


3100 Foul Bay Rd
Dawson Building
2nd floor
Hours: 9 am4 pm, Monday-Friday

 


 

 

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