Vancouver Community College:
Vancouver Community College (VCC) has two campus locations in Vancouver; one in East Broadway, and another in the Downtown area of the city. VCC is the oldest publically-funded college in the province of British Columbia (BC), and we provide a wide range of Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs to international students. Our extensive range of programs include ESL, university transfer, and applied degree and / or career training in hospitality, business, music, transportation trades, design and technology, instructor training and English teaching. We serve 25,000 students a year, making it the largest college in the province.
Vancouver Community College was also the first college in BC to grant applied bachelor degree programs. Each year, more than 1500 international students from approximately 30 countries choose to enrol in any of the English as a Second Language and career programs that VCC offers. They come for our award-winning programs, highly-qualified faculty and a staff committed to helping them achieve their goals. They leave with certificates, diplomas and degrees that are well respected by other educational institutions and by industry professionals.
As an international student, you are welcome to enrol in any of the over 100 career programs that Vancouver Community College offers.
Our philosophy of "study, work, live" for international students helps them experience Canadian life by learning practical skills in a classroom with local students, applying those skills in workplaces and living in one of the best cities in the world.
VCC is proud to work with partners around the world in a range of capacities and variety of scope.
Agents are a valuable and important marketing network for VCC for they:
- Assist in promoting and recruiting students to the many programs that VCC offers
- Introduce VCC to project opportunities and educational/other partners
Educational Institutions & Other Organizations:
Educational institutions and other organizations work with VCC on strategic alliances and agreements for:
- Joint programs
- Short-term training
- Pathway programs
- International Funding Institutions (IFI) projects
- Study abroad, field school and student exchange
- Off-shore training
- Institutional strengthening
- Join B.C.’s No. 1 College:
We are the first and largest government accredited College in BC. For more than 40 years we have been helping students like you improve their lives, their job opportunities and their career prospects.
- Learn From the Best:
Our instructors are highly qualified experts with plenty of real world experience in their field.
- Develop Job & Academic Skills:
Our “learn by doing” approach trains you to acquire practical skills that can be applied in the real world.
- Access an Exciting Range of Programs:
Choose from over 100 interesting and diverse programs including English as a second language, university transfer, vocational certificates and diplomas as well, as a few applied degrees.
We offer an exciting range of programs: English as a Second Language, university transfer, career certificates and diplomas and applied degree programs.
- Hospitality Management Diploma program
- Hospitality Management Degree program
- Culinary Arts program
- Baking and Pastry Arts program
- Automotive Service Technician program
- Hair Design program
- Drafting Technician program
- Administrative Assistant program
- BC Provincial Instructor Diploma program
- BC Provincial Instructor Diploma program (Personalized Group Instruction)
- Dancing Diploma program
- Fashion Arts Diploma program
- University Transfer programs
- TESOL Diploma program
- TESOL Certificate program
We also offer specialized programs for:
- International ESL students:
General English, English for Academic Purposes and University Transfer & English for Careers
- ESL career programs for international and local students:
Baking and Pastry ESL, Cooking ESL & Health Care Assistant ESL
Living away from home can be a challenge. Everything is new - the language, the culture, the food, the environment and the people. While this can be exciting it can also lead to culture shock and homesickness. The staff of the international department at Vancouver Community College is here to help you adjust to your new home by providing you with support and services that meet your needs. Until you become accustomed to Vancouver, we suggest you live with a Canadian homestay family.
Host families in Canada come from many different backgrounds. At VCC, we encourage international students to experience life with a Canadian family in our homestay program as it will give you an excellent chance to practice your English outside the classroom and learn about the Canadian way of life.
We guarantee that living with a host family will be a valuable and unforgettable cultural experience that will positively transform your life. Homestay is the most affordable choice for accommodation in Vancouver.
Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest cities and offers stunning natural beauty and a cosmopolitan vibe. Situated on Canada’s West Coast in between the Coastal Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this beautiful city is home to two million people from all over the world. Surrounded by ocean, mountains and parks, Vancouver offers friendly people, clean air, clean water, health care, safety amd mild year-round temperatures - another reason why VCC is an excellent choice for students.
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