Newfoundland International Student Education Program


We welcome international students to the quality educational opportunities provided by the Newfoundland International Student Education Program (NISEP) in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the friendliest and safest places in North America. A place where laughter is a recurring theme; a place where its people is recognized for their hospitality, warmth, and their love for music and culture. This is where you may look up to examine a high-rise building, pause to smell the roses, all without the shoving and pushing of time-starved city-walkers.

As a student in the Newfoundland International Student Education Program (NISEP), you will live in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's newest province. It is an area internationally recognized for its hospitality and the warmth of its people, making it one of the friendliest and safest places in the world. The NISEP program offers students an opportunity to live and learn at the site where North America begins. It is a place where you can photograph herds of caribou or seabird colonies, icebergs, or whales, still unspoiled by the urbanization of North America.

Most towns on the Island of Newfoundland are near the sea, since early settlers made their living from the sea. Each small community has unique geological and geographical features. During the spring and early summer icebergs from the North visit the sheltered harbours of Trinity and Conception Bays. Although pictures can never do justice to those massive mountains of ice, each large iceberg draws many photographers on mild spring days. Notable features almost everywhere in the province are hills and cliffs, rivers, lakes, ponds, a breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, and lots and lots of space!

NISEP offers students an opportunity to live and learn at the site where North America begins -- a place where you'll find herds of caribou, seabird colonies, icebergs and whales -- still untouched and unspoiled by the urbanization of North America. With NISEP, all students will be immersed in the English Language, supported by a formally trained and certified English as a Second Language teacher. Students will enroll in a grade appropriate school, and learn alongside English-speaking students, with additional ESL classes every other weekend.

When totally immersed, students are subjected to more than books and lectures alone. They will learn to communicate in English, not merely reciting poems or prose. They will learn to express their emotions and their needs. Names of various food and games will only be a fraction of what they will learn. Phrases and expressions used by their peers, less rigid and more fitting, will become their speech. Most important of all, through immersion, they will learn to recognize similarities and differences between languages, and therefore expand their ability to other languages and knowledge.

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Schools in Newfoundland

All NISEP schools offer the standard (K-12) Newfoundland and Labrador Curriculum.

Specific information about the K-12 system, including a program of study, can be found on the website of the Department of Education of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Private Schools:

  • St. Bonaventure's College (St. John's)
  • Imaculate Heart of Mary (Corner Brook)

Public Schools, Senior High Schools - Levels I to III:

  • Bishops College
  • Corner Brook Regional High
  • Elwood High
  • Gonzaga High
  • Holy Heart of Mary High
  • Prince of Wales Collegiate
  • Mount Pearl Senior High
  • O'Donel High
  • Pasadena Academy
  • Stephenville High
  • St. Kevin's High School
  • Holy Spirit High
  • Holy Trinity High

Homestay Program in NISEP Schools

Imagine how much faster a student can learn English while immersed in the language and culture, staying with a family that has been carefully selected by the NISEP program!

Our Homestay Program offers the students an opportunity to live with a Canadian family and learn more about Canadians while improving their ability to use the English language. By sharing life with homestay hosts, the student has a first-hand experience of Canadian culture and opportunities to converse in English in a family atmosphere. Through homestay, students will have a better understanding of Canadian culture and customs and will become familiar with everyday use of the English language. When placed in families with children, NISEP students often find themselves forming close relationship with their homestay siblings. These bonds often enhance their learning experience through extended social interaction and common interests, an added bonus for all!

What's Included

Homestay students, when placed in a home, are provided with a furnished room (a bed, bed linen, dresser, desk, and towels). Students will have full use of the household, such as telephone, television, living room and kitchen. Families will include their student in their day-to-day activities as well as cultural activities of interest to the student and the family. Students are provided with three daily meals, including a packed lunch on school days.

Host families are chosen for their interest in international students and their willingness to include students in daily family life. Not only are they willing to help students experience the Canadian culture, they are interested in learning about the culture of the student's home country as well.

Fees for 2021 - 2022

CAN$ 18,775 Full school Year (10 months)2021-2020
CAN$   9,725 One Semester (5 months) 2020-2021

CAN$      800 per month homestay

Adventue Activities for 2021-2022 to be announced