Since 1979, Canadian International Student Services Inc (CISS) has provided exceptional summer camp, high school, and year-round English and French language study experiences for children, teens, and adults. Today, the CISS name is globally recognized as the premier choice for language study programming in Canada.
CISS is committed to meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations. We work intimately with our worldwide network of representatives to ensure this happens. We also carefully recruit and train staff for our programmes, and closely monitor their operation.
Our goal is to provide a range of Canadian educational programming that can meet any request:
Junior Summer Programmes
High School Programmes
City Programmes with Residence
City Programmes with Homestay
Customized Group Study
Programme and Tours
Private Schools with Boarding or Homestay
Public Schools with Homestay
Full-Year, Semester or Short-Term Study
CISS was founded by Nick Florian in 1979 in Toronto. Already a leader in the Canadian camping industry, Nick was among the first to launch language-based summer programmes for overseas students. CISS operated its first international campus programme at Erindale College in Mississauga, Ontario. In 1984, CISS introduced its second international programme – this one for adults – operating from Trinity College in downtown Toronto. CISS at Trinity is still a part of the CISS range of programmes, now styled for teenagers.
Over the past 38+ years, CISS has successfully introduced and operated various language programmes and camps throughout Canada. In the 1990s, the company expanded and introduced placements in private and public high schools nationwide. Today we place hundreds of students annually into Academic Year programmes for full year, one semester or short-term stays.
CISS additionally offers year-round adult language training on a one-to-one basis through our One-to-One Teacher Homestay Programme, offered in both Toronto and Vancouver. We are also affiliated with ILSC, one of the largest language schools in Canada, and Greystone College. Both schools offer locations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montréal, as well as other international campuses.
CISS is committed to providing a stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for students of all nationalities. We offer the highest quality student products available, and take pride in presenting them with a distinctly Canadian flavour.
Our staff is dedicated to providing a meaningful and animated learning experience within a warm and caring community. The variety of programmes available ensures each student is placed in the programme that best reflects his or her individual needs and interests.
We believe the international experience generates learning on many levels. The environment provides the opportunity to present cross-cultural communication and to nurture its development. The participants emerge more knowledgeable, more sensitive toward others, and more confident in his or her achievements and abilities. Each participant returns home with memories that last a lifetime.