Saanich Schools International Student Program (SISP) is seeking new host families for the 2021-2022 school year. You will be supported by a full time Homestay Coordinator and the full international department of Saanich Schools. International Students from over 20 countries attend school in Saanich every year and are eager to have a Canadian cultural experience with you.
As new and returning international students begin arriving in Saanich this month, the health and safety of international students, host families and school communities are top priority. SISP continues to adhere to the guidelines and orders from Provincial and Federal Government, Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and the BC Center for Disease Control. Please reference these resources for more information:
Saanich International Student Program has launched a new comprehensive brochure. As you consider studying in Saanich, read through this excellent resource to learn about schools, climate, homestay, along with elective and academic classes.
The ideal setting to live and learn
Featuring the perfect blend of rural and urban landscapes, Saanich is the largest municipality in Greater Victoria. Surrounded by ocean, Saanich has a long shoreline with many beautiful sandy beaches. Saanich also offers opportunities for nature hikes in its natural parks, along with two lakes for swimming, fishing and rowing.
The capital city of British Columbia is Victoria, and is located on the Saanich Peninsula on the southern tip of beautiful Vancouver Island. Study in Victoria and Saanich for a first class education and lifestyle. Victoria has mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers. Daily temperatures rise above 30°C on an average of only one day per year and fall below –5°C on an average of only 2 nights per year. During winter, the average daily high and low temperatures are 8.2°C and 3.6°C, respectively. The summer months are equally mild, with an average high temperature of 19.6°C and low of 11.3°C.