Director's Message

A New Adventure in a New Land

Geoff Best 

Geoff Best

Travelling to a new country is always an exciting experience. To combine a first rate education with travel can be the most rewarding time of your life. I invite you to join us on a voyage of discovery as a student in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

The OCDSB prides itself on being a leader in education in Canada and has set a standard of excellence for other schools to follow. The OCDSB students have distinguished themselves at colleges and universities throughout Canada and the United States.

We have over 70,000 students who are eager to make new friends with our international students. Another strength of our system is our staff. Our teachers are education specialists. They work to ensure that all students are able to learn, participate and succeed.

The OCDSB conducts training sessions for all of its staff to ensure that the latest in educational innovations are used in each classroom. Because we serve a diverse cultural student body, our staff members are sensitive to the needs of international students and are pleased to assist in helping students adjust to their new situation.

Students who come to the OCDSB have many advantages. The Ottawa-Carleton region is safe, clean, culturally diverse, and beautiful. There are four distinct seasons of the year and almost every sporting activity can be enjoyed in one season or another. In addition, the region has become a centre for high technology industries and businesses. Students have the opportunity to make important contacts which can help them plan their careers.

We want you to entrust us with your most precious possession - your children. We give you our sincere promise that we will do everything we can to make their learning experience in Canada's capital city one of memories, achievement and personal growth.

Geoff Best

Ottawa International Student Program
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

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