International Student programs

Select from four opportunities for International students.


option 1: One semester with credit accumulation


The One Semester Program with Credit Accumulation allows students the choice to study in Sudbury for either the Fall Semester (September- January) or the Spring Semester (February- June). Students will obtain up to four Ontario Curriculum credits sanctioned by the Ministry of Education while developing their English Language proficiency as they immerse themselves in Canadian culture. This five-month program is offered both at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School and Marymount Academy and can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Students can select from a wide range of math, science, language, social science, arts and technical course offerings, as well as the option to participate in a co-op placement program where they will learn by doing through valuable job experience in their field of interest. In the One Semester Program students will accumulate internationally recognized Ontario Curriculum credits through high-quality and engaging academic courses designed to prepare them for success at the post-secondary level.

 

option 2: Full year (two semesters) with credit accumulation


In the Full Year with Credit Accumulation Program, students will study in Sudbury for both the Fall (September-January) and Spring (February-June) semesters. This ten-month program features all of the benefits of the one semester program while offering students the opportunity earn twice the number of credits.

 


options 3: short term student shadow experience


The non-credit based shadow experience is an enriching opportunity for international students to get a taste of Canadian education and culture while learning the English language. This program is offered at both St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School and Marymount Academy and is tailored to suit individual preferences. Students can select the term of their shadow experience (i.e. the number of weeks or months they would like to study) and design a course timetable to match their personal interests.

Students can select from a wide range of math, science, language, social science, arts and technical course offerings, as well as the option to participate in a co-op placement program where they will learn by doing through valuable job experience in their field of interest. This unique learning opportunity provides international students the chance to develop their English proficiency and pursue their academic interests on their own terms while experiencing all that Sudbury has to offer!


option 4: Summer camp


SCDSB has partnered with Laurentian University to offer students a unique experience of campus life while they obtain up to two Ontario Curriculum credits sanctioned under the Ministry of Education in beautiful Northern Ontario. This 3-4 week camp provides English language instruction within a typical Ontario Secondary School classroom paired with a Physical Education curriculum with a Northern Ontario flavour.

Students will work towards an Ontario Secondary School English credit taught by a qualified teacher from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). They will be challenged to develop their vocabulary and English language skills through a variety of engaging classroom activities. Students will also participate in outdoor activities such as swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, and camping and have opportunities to participate in community events, fun evening activities, and weekend getaways to scenic Killarney Provincial Park for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Programs and activities can be tailored to meet individual needs. See our Summer Camp flyer.