Global English skills for the 21st Century at a university setting

Experience the latest approach to language learning! CISS Vancouver operates on the beautiful campus of Capilano University in North Vancouver; an urban location with modern facilities in harmony with its breathtaking natural environment.  Inspired by the beauty and history of the land, and Vancouver’s reputation as a global city of the future, this programme offers students an innovative approach to language learning by combining dynamic Global English classes with our unique “21st Century Skills” workshop series.   

LocationNorth Vancouver, BC
Ages13-17, boys and girls
AccommodationDouble Rooms
Dates10 JUL to 06 AUG
Excursions1 Full day and 2 half days per week
Global English20 hours per week

Dates and Fees 2022

All fees are in Canadian Dollars $CAD

Our 2022 summer programmes are full to capacity. We thank campers, parents and agents for the support, and look forward to releasing information on our 2023 offers.

General English - 2, 3 or 4 weeks

July 23
July 30
August 06
July 10
2 Weeks
$ 4,200
3 Weeks
$ 5,850
4 Weeks
$ 7,500
July 17
2 Weeks
$ 4,200
3 Weeks
$ 5,850
July 24
2 Weeks
$ 4,200

Extra Fees

Unaccompanied Minor (UM) Fee - CAD 100 - UM fee applies to all students flying as unaccompanied minor with the airline

Custodianship Fee - CAD 125

Extra Night Fee - CAD 250 - Applies to all students who arrive early or depart late

Extra Transfer Fee - CAD 100 - Applies to all students who arrive or depart on non-scheduled dates

Late Arrival / Early Departure Fee - CAD 75 - Applies to all students with flights scheduled to arrive after 22:00 or depart before 8:00

*Canadian citizens and permanent residents currently residing in Canada are asked to contact CISS for domestic rates. Information updated: January 06, 2022


Our team is currently working on excursion options that are safe and healthy in the context of COVID-19. We expect to publish details in Spring 2022.


CISS Vancouver operates on the grounds of Capilano University in beautiful North Vancouver.  Students are sure to be impressed by the lush natural surroundings and area that is considered a top destination for tourists and locals alike.  Easy access to the Pacific Ocean combined with spectacular views of the mountains make this the ideal place to be during the summer.

Facilities Include:

  • Modern Classrooms
  • Large, bright cafeterias
  • Student Lounges
  • Full WiFi access
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Indoor gymnasium
  • Comfortable University Residence accommodation

You will share a double room in the University residence with another student attending the programme.  Students are separated by gender.  There are two beds in each room, along with desks, chairs, drawers for storage, and a wardrobe.  You will receive clean linens and a bath towel, but you should bring your own beach towel and toiletries.  Each residence floor has full toilet and shower facilities, which are cleaned daily.  Common lounges are also located on each floor and feature a small kitchenette, sofas, and a TV.  Safety is our number one priority so staff live on the same floor of the residence, providing full supervision.

We provide you with three meals daily.  Breakfast and dinner are provided in the cafeteria next to the residence, which features a wide choice of main courses.  Lunch is taken in the bright, spacious cafeteria on the main campus. All meals served on-site are cooked by professional staff and meet rigid nutritious standards.  Some meals may also be taken while on excursion and could be either in the form of a boxed lunch or served in a restaurant.

CISS Vancouver Director

Jaclyn Hammond

“Hello friends and welcome to CISS Vancouver. I am very grateful to be a part of a life-changing program and a fantastic team of staff and students this summer. Our approach encompasses a unique learning experience through skills-based workshops while exploring the lush natural beauty and rich history of Vancouver. We are looking forward to sharing an incredible summer with you.””.

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, just outside Vancouver, I know how lucky I am to call this place home.  With a curious soul and an adventurous heart, I spent my childhood playing sports, camping, and traveling.  I grew up with a passion for teaching, helping others and pursuing a wide variety of physical activities.  During my education journey I gained experience teaching a range of different sports as well as classroom lessons.  I managed a fitness facility, taught aerial acrobatics as a circus instructor, led cardio kickboxing classes and directed many summer camps. 

A spontaneous trip to Thailand sparked my desire to start teaching English.  I spent a couple years on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand teaching at a vocational college for at-risk youth as well as at an international school. Being immersed in a culturally diverse environment greatly influenced my teaching career. Returning to Vancouver, I became the Program Manager of a charity that provides a unique combination of poetry, soccer and community service to vulnerable youth in after-school programs. I have had the opportunity over the years to create, develop and implement a variety of curriculums.  My varied experiences have provided me with the skills to reach a diverse community in a positive, exciting and impactful manner. 

I am beyond excited for this summer as the Director of CISS Vancouver and I am looking forward to welcoming you all to the program.  Let’s have a spectacular summer!


Global English

Morning English classes offer a student-centred, progressive approach to language acquisition. Using modern language-teaching techniques, our highly qualified and experienced English teachers focus on improving communication skills and building confidence in self-expression, while challenging students to expand their vocabulary and improve their knowledge of how the language works.

Afternoon Workshops

Two afternoons per week, students participate in workshops designed to enhance the language learning experience while building skills for success in the modern world: collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking.

Workshops also offer an opportunity to practice your English with local Canadian high school students (“ambassadors”).  Together, you will work together to discuss and solve challenges related to weekly themes: Environment, Digital Citizenship, Globalization.

Programme Ages Daily Schedule English Proficiency
Global English 13-17  20 hours/week  All levels accepted

For Parents

Many questions about how to safely operate Summer Programmes in the context of the ongoing pandemic remain unanswered. We realize, however, that you need some details now, especially if your child has been deferred to 2022 from the cancelled 2020 and 2021 season. The following is therefore a preliminary plan that assumes positive developments over the coming months in terms of entry into Canada, rapid testing and, hopefully, vaccination.


Please rest assured that safety, as always, is our number one priority, and that we will only operate if it is safe and legal to do so. We are currently working with industry partners to create a set of operating guidelines for next summer regarding COVID-19. This means that some programming details will necessarily be delayed until we have a clearer picture of what will be safe and possible. We therefore anticipate publishing activity and excursion calendars, student manuals, and other details in the spring of 2022.