GEOS offers the following course types:
GEOS Victoria has courses for all students' needs. They can study English year-round and choose Intensive, Standard or Part-time English Program. Other study options include Test Preparation, Writing, and Listening and Pronunciation. Modern facilities include internet services, wireless access, and additional study resources. The school also has a popular homestay program to complete the educational and cultural experience.
-Victoria is one of Canada’s most beautiful middle-sized cities, located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada.
-Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia, and is conveniently located a quick 15-minute flight from Vancouver International Airport or a 40-minute flight from Seattle, Washington.
-Vancouver Island can also be reached by an very scenic ferry ride from the mainland, where students of GEOS Victoria may even get the chance to see a killer whale or two along the way. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Victoria enjoys very mild weather all year-round.
-The gorgeous flowers of the Butchart Gardens are Victoria’s special gift to visitors and locals. In fact, Victoria even has a nickname, 'The City of Gardens', from them.
Students of GEOS Victoria will be surely impressed by the greatness of the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the Inner Harbour. The lively Inner Harbour, in particular, often offers music performances from aspiring artists and is a favourite place of residents and students. The local residents of Victoria are very friendly – often putting extra effort to help international students. The warm and welcoming atmosphere of the city will melt away stress and make anyone quickly feel at home.
|Number of classrooms||12|
|Native English speakers :||All|
|Teachers with English teaching certification :||All|
|Teachers with college degrees :||All|
|College of the Rockies|
The nationality and age mix at GEOS Languages Plus, Victoria varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
|Open dates||Year round|
|School holidays||12 Feb 2018, 30 Mar 2018, 21 May 2018, 2 Jul 2018, 6 Aug 2018, 3 Sep 2018, 8 Oct 2018, 24 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018, 1 Jan 2019, 12 Feb 2019|
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Victoria. These homes are often between 10 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged C$ 115 when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Victoria based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
GEOS Languages Plus, Victoria is located in the centre of downtown Victoria. We are in the Sayward Building, classified by the city of Victoria as a Heritage Building. The school is within a 10-minute walk of most of the main tourist destinations. Even better, the school is within a 5-minute walk of great shopping and a wide variety of fantastic cafes, pubs and restaurants. Almost every single city bus stops directly in front of our school.
Have questions? Get answers from GEOS Languages Plus staff, Language International student advisors, and past students.