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Winter Homestay


Learn English in Vancouver

5th January - 2nd February, 2019 For Ages: 13-17 years
4th January - 1st February, 2020 For Ages: 13-17 years

In a comfortable, local Vancouver home, students experience a new culture while enjoying a warm, friendly environment and home-cooked meals. Vancouver is beautiful in winter, and a perfect choice for students looking for a snowy adeventure.

Meal plan: Full board
Type of room: Twin room with shared bathroom
Learning centre: EC Vancouver
Journey to school: Approx. 60 minutes by public transport
Transport to school and activities: Travel pass CAD $50 per week

Martha Delgadillo

Centre Director


School: +1 604 683 1199
Bookings: +356 23 790555
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EC leader to student ratio: 1:15

The programme includes: 5 halfday activities per week, 4 evening activities per week, and 1 full day activity per week (based on a 2-week programme).

Minimum stay: 1 week

English course: 20 General English lessons per week (15 hours)

Students per class: 15 maximum

Arrival day: Saturday

Departure day: Saturday

Please note, packages include accommodation for 7 nights per week, thus arrival on a Saturday and departure on a Sunday will incur an extra night’s fee. More than 2 extra nights will incur a full extra week fee.
Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied to the school/their accommodation by a guardian.

Living in a homestay is a wonderful experience. This unique option lets you stay in a local home and discover a different lifestyle and culture. Practise your language skills in a natural setting, while enjoying all the comforts and pleasures of a warm, welcoming home. Enjoy the unique opportunity to share the day to day life of your homestay providers, as well as learning about the diversity of the local culture. EC staff members are available at all times to help students adjust to life in a new environment, and to serve as a liaison between them and their homestay provider. Homestays are arranged directly by EC or by our accommodation partners. 


Students eat breakfast at their homestay. Cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee.

Packed lunch is provided by the homestay, consisting of a sandwich, fruit, and a drink is recommended by the school.

A hot meal will be provided each evening at the homestay.

If you have specific diet requirements (e.g, gluten free/vegetarian/Halal), please let us know before your arrival.

This is a sample programme only and changes may occur.
Sat Arrivals  
Sun Day with host family
Mon Welcome Talk and Placement Test City Tour City Tour
Tue Lessons Team Building Capilano Suspension Bridge
Wed Lessons Lip Sync Battle Ice Skating
Thu Lessons Tubing on Cypress
Fri Lessons Designer Outlet Shopping
Sat Full day excursion to Whistler
Sun Metrotown shopping
Mon Lessons Movie Vancouver Aquarium
Tue Lessons Sports Day/ Arts & Crafts Vancouver Art Gallery
Wed Lessons Talent Show False Creek Walking tour
Thu Lessons Trampoline park
Fri Lessons Queen Elizabeth Park
Sat Departures / Full day excursion to Victoria

*Students may spend free evenings with hosts

This is a sample programme only, changes may occur. Download the programme for each week.

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