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The Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) 

Location: Nova Scotia 
Student population: 1,500 
Tuition: CAD $9500/year 

The Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) offers a transformative educational experience for students from around the globe. Based in Nova Scotia, NSISP allows international students to immerse themselves in Canadian culture while pursuing academic goals. With a diverse range of participating schools across the province, NSISP offers a welcoming and supportive environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and culturally. NSISP empowers students to broaden their horizons, expand their perspectives, and achieve their full potential in a globalized world through its comprehensive support network and commitment to fostering intercultural understanding.  

The Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) has offered international students an unparalleled public education and immersion experience for 25 years. The NSISP accepts students from grades 7-12. Individual students can study for a semester, an entire year, or multiple years in either English or French. Students can begin in September or February. Student groups can participate in 2-11 weeks of programs that start at various times throughout the year.  

The NSISP manages its homestay program. Students live with carefully selected Canadian homestay families and are encouraged to participate in the many extracurricular activities offered in their schools and communities. NSISP students can choose from various subjects within the Nova Scotia curriculum and fully integrate them into the schools they attend. The NSISP annually attracts more than 1200 students from 35 countries who study in 75 to 60 of the province’s public schools.

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