BCS is proud to be home for students from over 30 different countries around the world, including Canada, USA, Mexico, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Colombia, Germany, People’s Republic of China and Saudi Arabia.
Our international community offers students a wider view of the world and a deeply personal experience of the diversity of global cultures.
Because almost 80% of our students are boarders, our support system for our international students is excellent. Houseparents and their assistants, prefects, teachers, coaches, roommates and classmates – everyone plays a role in making each student’s experience welcoming and supportive. Our closely-knit community ensures that no student is left behind.
Why choose to live in the heart of the Eastern Townships?
Picturesque location – lakes, rivers and mountains all around
Bilingual community – English and French
Safe environment – student-friendly town with a small liberal arts university across the river
Close to major centres – Montreal, Quebec City, Burlington (VT), Ottawa (ON), Boston (MA) & Manchester (NH).
Fun facts about Canada
Founded in 1867 – yes, that's right, after BCS!
Second largest country in the world
Comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories
Total population: 36,526,805
Two official languages: English and French
Four distinct seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer
Studying in Quebec
Quebec is one of Canada’s largest provinces and is a society that places great importance on freedom of expression, equal rights and respect for diversity.
In order to study in Quebec, international students need a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). BCS will ensure that this certificate is issued on your behalf so that you may then begin the process of obtaining your study permit.
For the CAQ, we will need copies of both parents' passports and a notarized translation of the student’s birth certificate into English or French.
A Canadian Study Permit is also required. Please consult the government of Canada’s website to ensure you have the required documentation.