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Greystone College Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada
Perfect 4.9
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.7
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
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I'll take this experience not only into my professional career but also into my life!

Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live in.

Host city of the 2010 winter Olympics, it's also the largest city in Western Canada, and Canada's largest port, making it an important hub for both trade and tourism.

Come and discover Vancouver, a modern, magical city set among lush green mountain forests and beaches lapped by the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the friendly multicultural atmosphere of Western Canada’s largest Metropolis, where you can enjoy shopping, museums, and many outdoor adventures. ILSC-Vancouver is conveniently located in the city’s downtown, close to public transport, banks, restaurants, and shopping options. The city is pedestrian and cyclist friendly, with a growing network of bike lanes, and walking routes.

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers will enjoy mountain biking along the wooded trails of Pacific Spirit Park, roller blading around the Seawall, hiking up Grouse or Seymour mountains to take in the magnificent coastal views, or relaxing in Stanley Park, a beach-lined natural oasis that is only a short stroll from the city centre.

Courses

International Business Management Diploma
From 18 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
11 September—24 August

Deepen your understanding of cultural diversity issues, and learn strategies for attracting guests from around the world. Gain global hospitality development knowledge including the role of governments and business incentives. Hotel and Restaurant accounting procedures will also be covered.

Entry Requirements:

Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have completed (graduated from) their final year of general schooling.

International Students must demonstrate a high intermediate level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview.

Course Summary:

Cultural diversity issues and strategies for attracting guests from around the world. Global hospitality development including the role of governments and business incentives.

Basic understanding of hotel and restaurant accounting procedures.

Taxation of business income.

How to read and analyze financial statements.

Career Opportunities:

- Accounts Payable/Receivable

- Inventory Control Specialist

- Head of accounting

- Director of Finance

- Front Desk Agent

- Concierge

- Night Auditor

- Night Manager

- Reservations Manager

- Rooms Division Director

- Housekeeping Supervisor

- Director of Housekeeping and Maintenance

Please contact manager for dates.

Accommodation

You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Homestay

60 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Half board/full board/no meals

Staying in a Homestay in Canada will give you an excellent opportunity to practice your English conversation skills and experience Canadian culture and family life. Our Homestay families are located in areas of Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, Canada, between 40-60 minutes from the school; these homes are safe, secure, inspected and approved by our Student Accommodation Program Coordinators.

Your Homestay family in Canada will be different from your own, so we ask that you be prepared to adjust to a new household routine, different foods and new rules. You will become one of the family!

Please keep in mind that Canada has a very diverse cultural makeup with citizens from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Our Student Accommodation Department, Cultural Coordinators and staff will always be available to assist you whenever you have questions or want to talk. At ILSC-Montréal, you stay with an English or French-Canadian family - depending on your program. At ILSC-Toronto and ILSC-Vancouver you stay with an English-speaking family.

Most Canadians work outside the home and are active in community affairs. Each family member has duties around the home and does many things for themselves. For example, family members are expected to take their own dishes from the dining room to the kitchen and take care of their own possessions; this will apply to you too! You will be asked to respect the rules and regulations that pertain to their household.

Each family will assist you in learning the layout of your new home. You will be provided with a clean, comfortable, private room. The room will be equipped with a desk, bed, dresser, closet and good lighting. You are expected to keep your own room neat and tidy.

You will have your own house key. Please respect the security of the household. Make sure you return the key when you leave.

If any questions arise about your new home, please feel free to ask your family.

Meals are included in Full-Board Homestay (3 meals per day, and snacks), and Half-Board Homestay (Breakfast, dinner, and evening snacks). You will receive healthy, adequate meals. You will try many different types of food. Please tell your family what you like and dislike.

Roomstay accommodations will not include meals, but students will have access to the kitchen to prepare meals for themselves.

no meals

YWCA Hotel/Residence

11 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 19
No meals

The Vancouver YWCA Hotel/Residence is one of the finest YWCA accommodation facilities in North America. It is 10 minutes away from ILSC on foot and downtown’s entertainment and sports scene is at the doorstep. The YWCA welcomes both male and female guests from all over the world. Guests are not required to have a YWCA or YMCA membership.

FEATURES:

Communal kitchen to prepare meals (utensils, pans and plates are not provided).

TV lounge.

Coin-operated laundry facilities.

Bed linen and bath towels are provided and changed during weekly housekeeping.

Vending machines for snacks and drinks in the lobby.

CONDITIONS:

Minimum age requirement is 19 at time of arrival.

Meals are not included.

Plates and cutlery can be rented for an additional charge.

Internet service can be purchased for an additional fee of $33/month.

TV hire can be purchased for $65/month.

Rates based on single occupancy.

Mai Lodging

18 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 19
No meals

Mai Lodging offers 6 locations in the city of Vancouver. All locations are accessible by public transportation and are 20–45 minutes commute time to ILSC. All rooms are furnished with a bed, desk and some storage space for your belongings, and have shared bathrooms, kitchen area and a common area to hang out with other international visitors living in the residence.

FEATURES:

Wi-Fi and TV included.

Shared bathroom.

Shared kitchen area.

Shared common area.

Private room with bed, desk and storage space.

20 - 45 minute commute to ILSC.

Transfer

Lifehack: download Uber (an app that enables you to request a taxi from your smartphone) and get $20 for your first trip by using promocode r19ur

Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.
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Brazil
February 2014
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4.8
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I've been teaching at a bilingual preschool for some years and although I have classroom experience, this course changed my perspective in so many ways.

When I decided to enroll in the TKT Young Learners Certificate, I thought I would only improve my English and some teaching skills, but the course took me far beyond that. I learned so many aspects about teaching that I've never considered before— I learned to prepare complete lesson plans, materials, how to look for resources and what kind of resources to use for each situation. I'll take this experience not only into my professional career but also into my life!

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560 Granville Street, 3rd Floor Vancouver , BC Canada V6C 1W6
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