Junior Programs

International House Vancouver has been a leader in developing programs for children, juniors and teenagers for over 20 years. We take the education and safety of our young learners with the utmost seriousness. We offer:

  • the highest quality programs;
  • programs for ages 5 through 17;
  • both residential and homestay programs; and
  • seasonal and year-round programs.

Summer / Winter
Children’s Adventure Program (CAP)
IH Vancouver offers the CAP for children ages 5-12 of
all English abilities.

The Children’s Adventure Program is a truly unique program designed for children aged 5 to 12 of all English abilities. Your children can interact and make friends with other children from all over the world.

  • Theme-based curriculum closely tied to elementary school content areas
  • Small class sizes; intensive learning environment
  • Taught by qualified elementary school teachers
  • Integrated, twice-weekly activities and field trips (see calendar)
  • Offered in summer and winter
  • Individual, family and group applicants all accepted
  • Accommodation options available for families travelling together
  • Daily drop-off and pick-up required by parent or guardian

Families and IH Vancouver

The campus for our summer young learner programs is located only a short distance from our main campus. If you have children enrolled in one of our programs (Teen or Children’s Adventure Program) you can attend a course at the same time to get the maximum benefit from your time in Vancouver.

■ Summer Children's Adventure Program (CAP @ VCC)

Teen Summer/Winter Homestay Programs
for teens aged 13-17 of all English abilities.

Our Teen Summer/Winter program has been developed to meet the specific needs of teenage English language learners. This program offers a unique blend of language and content learning both in and out of the classroom that activates the language for our teen students.

  • Educational contents specifically designed for teens
  • Open to students of all English abilities
  • Interesting and educational field trips twice a week
  • Offered in summer and winter
  • Individual, family and group applicants all accepted
  • Accommodation available with our caring homestay families

■ Summer Teen Homestay Program (TP @ VCC)

Junior and Teen University Residence Programs
for Students Aged 9-17

The IH Vancouver Summer Residential Programs is perfect for both Juniors (aged 9-12) and Teens (aged 12-17). With beautiful locations such as the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), you will find the ideal location to experience life on a Canadian university campus.

You will experience a combination of intensive, small-group English classes, specialized activity programs and fun excursions off campus. You will both study and live on campus and stay in the university dormitories. Join with students from all over the world and make friends to last a lifetime.

The University has some of the city's best attractions and recreation facilities, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, and endless forested trails in the adjoining 763-hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Some features of this program are:

  • all-inclusive package price, including tuition,
    accommodation 3 meals per day, 24-hour supervision and 2-way airport transfer.
  • all study and activity materials included (*unless otherwise stated)
  • daily activities and weekend excursions
  • farewell party and barbecue every Friday

Special activity options available including:

  • Arts Program
  • Sports Program
  • Media Program
  • Youth Leadership Program

■ Summer Teen Program @ UBC