Global Classroom

School Immersion Experience for Student Groups

The Global Classroom (a school immersion experience for short term students) promotes the integration of international students into Canadian schools and encourages their participation in the daily life of a school, community and family. This educational experience includes an orientation to the school system, regular attendance in Canadian classes of various content areas and other relevant activities. All aspects of this program aim to promote language development in the elementary or secondary school student through an immersion experience. Organized weekend activities are optional. Programs are available in the fall, winter and spring. This is a popular program for school groups accompanied by chaperone teachers.

Summer Pia Students Glashan Class

Who Can Attend

Student groups of Grades 7 and up

Program Features

  • Integration into a Canadian school in English (after central English and activity program)
  • Homestay family with three meals per day included through the homestay
  • Ottawa Airport pick up and drop off
  • Welcome orientation and a farewell event/reception
  • City bus pass
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 24-hour emergency contacts
  • Complimentary homestay and bus pass for chaperones (minimum ten students per chaperone)
  • Weekend day trips such Montreal, pioneer village, wildlife park, museums (at an additional cost)
  • Health insurance


An immersion program experience can intensify the English language development especially by integrating students into various academic subjects with Canadian peers. Beyond the cultural and social enrichment that students can get by living with a Canadian family and attending a Canadian school, their use of English is deepened across the various content areas of their schooling.

How to Apply

  • For School Groups - please email us at [email protected] (subject line: GLOBAL CLASSROOM) or contact us at 613-239-0314.
  • Individual Short-Term students will be considered according to circumstances.
    For Individual Short-Term students - apply online here.
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