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Note: We are currently accepting applications for September 2024 and January 2025.

Required Application Documents

All documents must be fully completed, signed, and ready for upload.

1. Application Forms

 September 2024 entry and January 2025 entry:

Legal Agreement 2024-25

Course Preference Form

SKI Contract 2024-25

2. Transcripts (from last two years) translated into English

3. Passport (ID cards are not accepted)

4. Student's Letter to their Host Family

5. Photo Album (minimum of 3 photos)

6. Immunization Record

7. Other Relevant Documents (agent interview, etc.)

* Students interested in obtaining the B.C. Certificate of Graduation ("Dogwood Diploma") require a minimum of two years of study in our program and should indicate their interest in graduating in their initial application.  

Important Dates (arrival, departure, orientation, etc.)

Important Dates (Sept. 2024 - June 2025)

 

 

Fees

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program is open to fee-paying students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 level (ages 5 to 18 years). Normally, international elementary students aged 5-12 years (grades K-7) will only be considered if they are accompanied by and live with a biological parent.

Please contact a local educational agent in your country for assistance and support. If you need a recommendation, please contact us for a list of qualified, reputable educational agencies.

 

Academic Year Program (September 2023 - June 2024) 10 months 
Standard Fees   
Program Application (non-refundable) $500
Tuition $14,000
Homestay and Included Program Activities $12,500
Medical Insurance $1,000
Homestay Placement (non-refundable) $500
Total (in CAD) $28,500
Additional Fees (if applicable)
Additional Homestay Fee (Fernie only) $4,000
Report Card Validation/Courier $250
*Additional Airport Transfer (each way) $150
Returning Student Registration $250
**Additional Nights Homestay (August/January) $50/night
Administrative Fee $250
Biometrics Appointment Fee $500

Special Diets (fee varies depending on individual requirements including but not limited to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, ketogenic/high protein/athlete/large appetite)

$100-$250 per month

* Start/end of program airport transfer is already included in fees

** Only if required based on program start date or pre-approved

Academic Year Program (September 2024 - June 2025)  10 months
Standard Fees   
Program Application (non-refundable) $500
Tuition $15,000
Homestay and Included Program Activities $12,500
Medical Insurance $1,250
Homestay Placement (non-refundable) $500
Total (in CAD) $29,750
Additional Fees (if applicable)
Additional Homestay Fee (Fernie only) $4,000
Report Card Validation/Courier $250
*Additional Airport Transfer (each way) $150
Returning Student Registration $250
**Additional Nights Homestay (August/January) $50/night
Administrative Fee $250
Biometrics Appointment Fee $500

Special Diets (fee varies depending on individual requirements including but not limited to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, ketogenic/high protein/athlete/large appetite)

$100-$250 per month

* Start/end of program airport transfer is already included in fees

** Only if required based on program start date or pre-approved

Refund Policy

Study Permit Denials, Withdrawals, False or Non-Disclosed Information

Full refund of fees paid (less application and homestay placement fees) if the Study Permit is not approved by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The letter of rejection from IRCC must be provided along with the RMISP refund request form.

Two-thirds (2/3) of fees paid (less application and homestay placement fees) if student withdraws prior to the commencement of the Program (the ‘Program’ is defined as the dates specified on the Official Letter of Acceptance). A complete RMISP refund request form must be received before the Program commences.

One-half (1/2) of the fees paid (less application and homestay placement fees) if the student withdraws after Program commencement but within the first 30 days (the ‘Program’ is defined as the dates specified on the Official Letter of Acceptance). A complete RMISP refund request form must be received no more than one week after the end of the first calendar month.

No refund of fees paid if:

  • the student withdraws after the first 30 days of the Program (dates as specified on the Official Letter of Acceptance);
  • the student is found to be in violation of the law, policy, or regulation as determined by the Government of Canada, police, RMISP, and/or school administrators. Violations may include but are not limited to chronic absenteeism, suspension from school, consumption of alcohol and drugs, significant behavioral issues, and/or failing to abide by the terms and conditions of the International Student Program Legal Agreement;
  • there is false information provided or non-disclosure on the application regarding a student’s perceived learning and/or physical disability, undisclosed learning needs, behavioral concerns, mental health conditions, medical history, and/or criminal history.

All refunds and/or overpayments are subject to a $250 administrative fee

Student Handbook

The International Student Handbook has useful information on preparing for your study abroad experience in the School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) International Student Program. Please ensure you read it prior to packing. 

Acceptable Use of School District Digital Technology

Students may be granted access to the Internet via School District networks. The purpose for student access to these networks is for educational purposes. Students must use Internet access responsibly and appropriately.

School Districts 5, 6, 19 and 91 all have a Student Acceptable Use of Digital Technology practice, policy, or procedure. Please select your community to review the applicable policy.

Kimberley - Invermere - Golden

Cranbrook - Fernie - Sparwood

Revelstoke

Vanderhoof - Fort St. James

Calgary Airport Shuttle and Designated Airports

RMISP offers a one-day only Calgary Airport shuttle option for students going to Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Kimberley, Invermere, or Golden (NOT Revelstoke, Vanderhoof, or Fort St. James). The RMISP Calgary Airport Shuttle costs $150 each way.

2023-24 Calgary Airport Shuttle Dates

Friday, September 1, 2023

For arrivals into Calgary before 16:00 (4 PM)

Saturday, January 27, 2024

For departures out of Calgary after 15:00 (3 PM)

For arrivals into Calgary before 16:00 (4 PM)

Friday, June 28, 2024

For departures out of Calgary after 15:00 (3 PM)

 2024-25 Calgary Airport Shuttle Dates

Friday, August 30, 2024

For arrivals into Calgary before 17:00 (5 PM)

Saturday, January 25, 2025

For departures out of Calgary after 15:00 (3 PM)

For arrivals into Calgary before 17:00 (5 PM)

Friday, June 27, 2025

For departures out of Calgary after 15:00 (3 PM)

The RMISP shuttle option is only available for the exact dates and times specified above. There will be no exceptions. All other arrivals/departures must use the designated airports in the chart below.

Designated Airports

Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Kimberley, Invermere, Golden

Canadian Rockies International Airport

(YXC – Cranbrook)

Revelstoke

Kelowna International Airport

(YLW – Kelowna)

Vanderhoof, Fort St. James

Prince George International Airport

(YXS – Prince George)

Airport transfer at start/end of program to/from the designated BC airport is included in fees.  Transport at any other time to/from an airport will incur an additional fee of $150 each way.

With the exception of the Calgary Airport Shuttle offered on the specific dates/times listed above, no airport transfer by staff or host families to/from Calgary (YYC) is permitted for any community or any purpose due to legal/insurance reasons. Students are not permitted to arrange private transfers or travel alone.

 

Space is limited so apply now or contact us to find out more about living and learning in British Columbia as part of the Rocky Mountain International Student Program.