Summer programs for international students in Canada offer a great opportunity if you are planning to move to the country for your higher studies. Over the years, Canada has established its reputation as one of the most favoured countries to welcome students from all over the world.
Be it the liberal multicultural environment or the state-of-the-art educational institutes, every year the number of foreign students immigrating to Canada keeps growing. So, if you are planning on doing the same, a student summer program will be the right stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of getting into a good university and studying in Canada.
Student summer programs open up for applicants of ages 12 – 18 years. During your stay in Canada, you will not only attend formal classes arranged by the institute hosting the summer program but you will also get a chance to explore the tourist attractions and experience authentic Canadian life.
On that note, here’s a list of places that must be in the itinerary of your summer program.
Must-Visit Places on a Student Summer Program Itinerary
If you are visiting Canada as an international student, these are some of the places that you just cannot miss.
The enchanting cascades of Niagara attract tourists from all over the world. So, you cannot miss the Niagara Falls Hornblower Cruise tours. It’s an adventure you will remember forever. Keep it at the top of your sightseeing list! The 188-foot waterfall is a natural wonder, falling at a 20-30 mph speed creating a deafening noise as the water turns into a magical misty fog. The Hornblower Cruise takes you closer to the falls, giving you a front-row view of Niagara in its majestic glory.
If you are going to Niagara, make sure to visit the SkyWheel. It takes you 175 feet above the falls, where you can enjoy the most enchanting panoramic view of Niagara. Located at Clifton Hill, it is Canada’s largest observation wheel that gives you a clear view of American & Horseshoe Falls, the Niagara River, Niagara Park and surrounding landmarks.
Another breathtaking landmark of Canada, the CN Tower is 1815.3 feet high and located in downtown Toronto. For 32 years it held the title of being the world’s tallest free-standing structure before getting surpassed by Burj Khalifa. The tower is a popular tourist attraction that gives you a birds-eye view of Canada’s cityscape, a view you would not want to miss.
Another fun day out with other students in your group would be Canada’s Wonderland, an amusement park located in Ontario. It has more than 200 attractions and 70 thrilling rides for you to try. Its 20-acre water park, Splash Works is just the summer fun you need during your stay. While exploring Wonderland, treat yourselves to the delectable snacks you will find at the food vendors across the park.
French Canada Tour – Old Quebec City
A piece of Europe in Canada! That’s Old Quebec City. If you are planning French Canada Tour, this should be the first on your itinerary. The city carries its 400-year history that’s depicted in the structures, the cobbled streets, and the very ambience of the place. It has some breathtaking architectural masterpieces that have made their places in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. You must visit Le Château de Frontenac, Maison de la littérature, Montmorency Falls, and Basilica de Notre-Dame.
Attending a summer program as a foreign national in Canada is like a trial run. You experience all that’s essential for staying overseas, away from your home. It helps you understand whether you are cut out for studying in a foreign country away from the comforts of your home; if Canada is the country for you. It would be an experience of a lifetime, where you gain insight to apply for your move to the country in the near future.
So, when you apply for a student summer program, make sure that the places we mentioned above are in the itinerary. That makes your brief stay in the Great White North a more cherishing experience.
On a concluding note, LLI has its very own summer program for international students who want to improve their English speaking skills, while staying in Canada. Our application for Summer Program 2023 is open now. Check out the link to get all details about the application, accommodation, itinerary and more. Reach out for a consultation today! We are looking forward to meeting you all this summer. Let’s make it the best summer of our lives!