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Dalhousie University, Halifax (Residential and Homestay), Dalhousie University Summer School

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Description of Dalhousie University, Halifax (Residential and Homestay), Dalhousie University Summer School

  • Location: Halifax, Canada,
  • Students age: from 10 to 17 years,
  • Language of instruction: English,
  • Type: mixed breeches

Dalhousie University, Halifax (Residential and Homestay) is the largest institution among the universities of the Maritime Province, which is part of the leading Canadian universities. On its campus, summer English language programs are provided for children from 10 to 17 years old.

Due to the comfortable conditions in education, accommodation and pastime, the courses are attended by students of many nationalities who come to Canada from Taiwan, Israel, Turkey, Japan and other countries. The teachers are native speakers, but they also speak several others, so there is an atmosphere of mutual understanding, friendship and comfort on campus.

The programs include most of the necessary services, so they are ideal for families who want to give their child a competitive language knowledge and an excellent summer vacation experience.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Dalhousie University, Halifax (Residential and Homestay), Dalhousie University Summer School

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18.06.2023 - 30.07.2023
from 2270.00 $CAD / week
from 2270.00 $CAD / week
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students have the opportunity to choose the most comfortable accommodation option for them, staying in the residence of the university or staying with a host family. Students staying in the residence will live in mini-apartments, each of which is prepared:

  • Four single rooms,
  • Kitchenettes,
  • Living
  • Shared toilets and bathrooms.

Residents are provided with three meals a day according to the schedule, organized in the dining room. Meals are served in buffet format:

  • Breakfast: 7:00-10:00,
  • Lunch: 11:00-14:00,
  • Dinner: 17:00-19:00.

Homestay is a "home" option for those who would like to learn more about the culture of the local population, practice language skills more often and feel comfortable away from home. When choosing this type of accommodation, the following are offered:

  • Double rooms with single beds, personal workplaces,
  • Shared bathroom and toilet for the family,
  • Full board: breakfast, packed lunch for lunch, dinner.

Activities Dalhousie University, Halifax (Residential and Homestay), Dalhousie University Summer School

The program includes many activities and interesting trips, including:

  • Excursions to the Museum of Natural History,
  • Tour of downtown Halifax,
  • A trip to the Atlantic Splash Avanture water park.

After school, there are always events on the study grounds: theme parties, movie nights, book readings and barbecues, trips to cafes and entertainment centers.


  • Classes of up to 16 people,
  • Two accommodation options: host family or residence,
  • The campus of one of the largest universities in Canada,
  • Experienced and qualified teachers,
  • Travel and extracurricular activities.

Facilities and equipment at Dalhousie University, Halifax (Residential and Homestay), Dalhousie University Summer School

Students attend classes in the classrooms of Dalhousie University, live in its residence. Also available for them:

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces for interactive activities, including conversation lessons, international evenings, discos,
  • Classes for classes,
  • Walking recreation areas.

On campus there is wireless Internet access - WiFi.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is just a 30-minute drive away.

Admission dates and extra charges

Students can choose a more suitable duration option for them - one or two weeks of continuous study.

The cost of the program includes:

  • Full board in a residence or homestay,
  • One of the accommodation options,
  • Graduation certificate,
  • Course Study Materials,
  • Program of excursions and activities,
  • Transfer from / to the airport, meeting the child by employees,
  • Tickets for all local public transport,
  • Language classes in classes of up to 16 people.

Additional expenses:

  • Laundry services in the residence,
  • Deposit for damage or loss of the key to the residence room - $ 100,
  • Registration fee — $175 CAD,
  • Guardianship fee - $ 90 CAD,
  • Courier delivery of documents - $ 100 CAD,
  • Transportation and accompaniment of adults - $ 50 per day (only for schoolchildren under 13 years old),
  • Health insurance - $ 3.10 CAD per day,
  • Fee for late change of conditions of study (type of accommodation, duration or cancellation) - $ 110 CAD,
  • Taking the IELTS exam at the center of the Oxford International Language School.

Enrolment process

The process of admission to the summer course consists in registering and booking a place:

  • Filling out the registration form and providing personal data,
  • Receiving a positive response from the admissions staff,
  • Booking a place on the course – payment of a deposit of 20% of the total cost of the program,
  • Arrival on campus to take the entrance test, get to know the staff and faculty and start education.

Enrolment statistics

65 places for accommodation are available weekly in the residence and host families. Accommodation is necessarily included in the program, so employees do not have the opportunity to recruit more students than the number of places provided for housing.


Graduates of the course receive a certification confirming the progress of language knowledge - it indicates the initial and final levels, the number of hours of education and confirmation that the student has gained knowledge. This certificate will help students in applying to a school, college or university, as well as prove the level of English proficiency in obtaining a long-term visa.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Admission to the programs is open to students from 10 to 17 years old. The level of language skills at the admission stage is not important, since each applicant passes a small entrance exam for distribution into groups.

To enroll, you must provide personal information about yourself and your guardians:

  • Passport
  • Health insurance,
  • Vaccination card,
  • Student visa or residence permit,
  • Contact information for parents or guardians.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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