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Dorset College

Vancouver, Canada



School Introduction

Established in 1981, Dorset College is one of the oldest and largest private international schools in British Columbia, providing exceptional High School, English language, and Post-Secondary education for international students from around the globe. One of Dorset's most prominent programs is the University Transfer (UT) Program, wherein students have the opportunity to transfer course credits towards a Bachelor's degree at our partnering public Canadian universities. Dorset College places the needs of students first by providing a friendly environment that stresses English proficiency and academic success. Dorset College has a team of dedicated and caring staff. All Dorset teachers are highly qualified, the majority of whom possess either a Master's degree or Ph.D. The multilingual administrative staff provide student counselling for both academic and personal matters. Our motto "Excellence in Education" determines quality instruction of which students can be assured.

ESL Program Introduction

Dorset College has formed a strategic partnership with the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), a leading Canadian public university, giving students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor's degree in Vancouver, Canada. UCCB's Vancouver program offers degrees including: Bachelor's of Business Administration (General), and Bachelor's of Business Administration in Information Technology. In the University Preparation/ESL Program, international students have the opportunity to prepare for and write the Cambridge University ESOL examinations. This English language education teaches students the necessary skills for success in an English-speaking university environment. The Master's Degree Transfer Program is intended for international students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in their home country and are now planning to do a Masterís degree in Canada or the United States. Dorset College is also in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), offering two technical programs, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Automotive Service Technician. The High School program gives students the opportunity to receive a British Columbia high school diploma.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring: January 10, 2005 - April 15, 2005
Summer: May 4, 2005 - August 5, 2005
Fall: September 6, 2005 - December 9, 2005

Tuition: $1, 050 (per UT course), $3, 500 (per UP semester)
Application Fee: $125
Student Service Fee: $80 (per semester)

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to practice speaking English and learn about Canadian culture while living in the home of a Canadian family. Dorset College encourages students to live in homestay because each student will have a private, furnished bedroom, three meals each day and will have the opportunity to learn about Canadian life through interaction with his/her Canadian family. Homestay costs CDN $735/month. There is also a one-time homestay placement fee of CDN $195.

Contact Info

Dorset College
200 - 555 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3X7