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Program Cost for International Students

Campus and Community Package

  • CAMPUS - 15 to 20 hours of VIU classes and support each week
  • COMMUNITY - 5 to 10 hours of community involvement each week
    = 25 hours per week
  • $347 per week; for example, 10 weeks of EASE is $3,470

CAMPUS – Powell River VIU Courses

  • Morning English classes with Canadian students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  This is a full Canadian immersion experience with adult students.
  • 4 hours of ESL classes with ESL students

Full Campus and Community package includes the following options.  Choose additional classroom hours each week:


  • Evening English/ESL classes two nights per week
  • Observation of first year University English and Psychology classes -  each class is 3 hours per week
  • Eldercollege courses – computers, philosophy, opera, book binding, kayaking, Camino de Santiago presentation, digital photography, nutrition – each course has a different number of sessions and times and is listed in the Professional Development and Training guide
  • One-on-one tutor:  Each student has a weekly session with a tutor
  • Writing Centre is available to EASE students Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Textbooks for the morning English and ESL classes are included in the package

COMMUNITY – Powell River and area
Full-time Campus and Community students are matched by interests with Powell River community organizations and businesses. Students can choose to participate in 5 or 10 hours of community activities and volunteer placements each week.

  • School placements
  • Therapeutic horseback riding 
  • Dog training, handling and grooming
  • Recreation Complex activities – physical activity and interest courses, aerobics, skating, arts and crafts, zumba, swimming, hockey and more
  • Academy of Music – a variety of lessons and events               
  • Community groups and clubs:  square dancing, aikido, curling, choirs, paddling, hiking and more
  • Special group field trips, for example, skiing and snowboarding at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island, spring and fall golfing at Myrtle Point golf course