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Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Campus Tour

A group of students from Oxford International Vancouver visited the campus of one of our Pathway Program partners, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), on October 25th, 2019. The students were impressed by the beauty of British Columbia. It started snowing on the way to Kamloops, so some students saw snow for the first time in their…

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The Poppy

As the autumn leaves turn brilliant orange, yellow and brown with the season, a tiny but significant flourish of red appears in early November on jacket lapels all over Canada.  The small plastic red flower  with a black center is the poppy, and it is a symbol for Remembrance Day.  This special day is marked…

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October 11th: A memorable Day

This Friday was truly a special day at Oxford International Toronto. With Thanksgiving weekend arriving, the students and staff got together and shared food, drinks, and desserts, in a schoolwide feast. Since the school has people from so many different countries, everyone had the opportunity to sample and enjoy dishes and desserts from all over…

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Homestay Family Experience – Toronto

A homestay is not just a place to sleep, but it’s also a home away from home. Nenita, one of our fantastic hosts in the Greater Toronto Area, is a prime example of a host mother who goes above and beyond to make our students feel like they are part of the family. Last August,…

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Summer 2019 student Yearbook – San Diego

It was a wonderful San Diego Summer in 2019!  At the end of each week we had students write in our “Summer 2019 Yearbook”.  Here are what some of them said: ·         I had amazing moments here! Thank you with all my heart (Fernanda, Brazil) ·         Thank you for everything!  I really enjoyed staying here! (Nao, Japan)…

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Student of the Month – Toronto

Excellence and perseverance are two descriptors that are to be recognized. Recently, Oxford International/Eurocentres Toronto had the pleasure of awarding Oscar Alexis Munita Aranda Student of the Month. Like other students who have been nominated and voted for by teachers and staff, Oscar is a diligent, incredibly hard-working student, both at school and at home….

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Victoria

Sometimes Vancouver, the metropolis of western Canada, can seem too big, too fast, too busy and too crazy.  Even the usual escapes to Whistler or Stanley Park can seem ordinary after a while.  If you want a bit of an adventure, perhaps take a weekend trip to the capital city of British Columbia – Victoria!…

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Stephanie

The Eurocentres family in Vancouver is very sad to be saying goodbye to Centre Manager Stephanie Claggett, who is moving on to another career opportunity.Stephanie originally began with the company as a teacher way back in the summer of 2010. After leaving twice to pursue other personal and academic goals, she came back for good…

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Existing out of your comfort zone

While learning a language, confidence is important. It is one thing to know the rules surrounding the grammar, and to have an advanced vocabulary, but possessing the confidence to express oneself in English is imperative to language mastery. This confidence revolves around one’s ability to improvise. To speak without always knowing where your words will…

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Never a Dull Moment in Vancouver

Vancouver offers a huge variety of activities to keep you busy when you are not at school.Our activities coordinator, Michael, researches and offers a range of exciting activities for our students every Wednesday and Friday. Some of them are free, and some cost a little bit of money. Take your pick of which ones interest…

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