Educational Tourism


Although the population of Nova Scotia is less than 1 million, we have more than 450 public schools for children. The public system offers primary to Grade 12. Our unique educational tourism programs offer a real experience providing Chinese students an opportunity to better know about the schools, cultures, history, environment, communities and people in Nova Scotia.

Year-Round Programs

Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP)

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The short-term programs are 4–8 week placements of total English immersion in Nova Scotia schools (generally elementary or junior high schools). Students participating in this program are placed with a local host family. They also participate in activities during the week and on weekends. From visiting a wildlife park in the fall, skiing and skating in the winter, to sampling fresh maple syrup at a sugar shack in the spring, short-term programs also provide a great way to get a taste of Nova Scotia hospitality and culture.
The period of operation: Except summer and other school holidays
The minimum number of applicants required: 10 students
For application and quote, please e-mail: info@educationns.com

NSISP English Immersion Program (NSEIP)

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This program combines a teacher-training course at a school accredited by Quality English with a total education immersion experience in a Canadian public school environment. This unique program has two elements:
ACE Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
Participants will study for four weeks to learn how to teach English to children aged 3 to 13+.
Education Immersion Program
Students can enroll for 4-12 weeks at one of Nova Scotia’s public schools where students will experience a Canadian classroom and be partnered with a licensed teacher.
Start dates of programs: January 18, April 18 and August 22 (Subject to be changed)
The minimum number of applicants required: 1 student
Participants must have at least an intermediate level of English to start TEYL (TOEFL 45+ iBT, IELTS 5.0, or CEFR B1)
Participants are required to obtain a study permit
For application and quote, please e-mail: info@educationns.com

NSISP Education Experience (NSEEP)

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NSEEP provides participants the opportunity to be mentored by a Nova Scotian teacher while learning new teaching methodologies in the subject area of most interest. Participants can expect to:
• observe the NS teacher for their first few days in the classroom.
• prepare lesson plans/presentations on their home country.
• get involved in school life as much as possible.
• students may also be asked to move from class to class so that they can observe more than just their own subjects.
The period of operation: Participants may enroll at any time during the academic year ex-cluding December and June, minimum one week.
The minimum number of applicants required: 1 student
For application and quote, please e-mail: info@educationns.com

Summer Camps

Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) – ESL CAMP

Summer camp is designed for international students aged 13 – 18 and combines quality Eng-lish instruction with exciting adventures and activities. During camp, students will enjoy ac-tivities like visits to Halifax – the capital city of Nova Scotia; Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and local attractions like Anthony Park for mud sliding and Maitland for the world-famous tidal bore rafting.
The period of operation: From one to eight weeks in July and August
The minimum number of applicants required: 1 student
For application and quote, please e-mail: info@educationns.com

Sailing + ESL programs in UNESCO old town – Lunenburg

Sailing + ESL programs in UNESCO old town – Lunenburg
This unique program is designed by the international brand of language school – EUROCEN-TRES Atlantic. The participators will spend an amazing summer holiday in a UNESCO world heritage town – Lunenburg, learning English in reputable language school, joining the sailing training in local famous Yacht club and interesting after-school activities arranged by the school.
The period of operation: From one to eight weeks in July and August
The minimum number of applicants required: 1 student
For application and quote, please view: http://vacations.ctrip.com/youxue/p17509875s2.html?kwd=jianada or e-mail: info@educationns.com

Winter Camps

Coming soon in September.