London

THE FOREST CITY

London, known as the Forest City, has everything one looks for in a city – culture, entertainment, shopping, sports - but with the added plus of a friendly ambience that is reminiscent of smaller communities. In recent years, London has increased its international presence by being the host venue for prestigious national and international sport and entertainment events.

London also boasts many natural areas throughout the city that are open year-round, including the Thames Valley Parkway, a pedestrian and bike path that runs over 40 kilometres, offering scenic river crossings and is linked to over 150 kilometres of additional pathways connecting all corners of London. London is a top Canadian centre for medical research and education, and has in recent years been voted among the best cities in which to live in Canada. Located mid-way between Windsor and Toronto, London offers all the recreational and educational facilities that international teens seek in their high school placement.

Notable features:

  • London and the Thames were named in 1793 by John Graves Simcoe
  • Canada’s 11th largest metropolitain area
  • Main industry: education, medical research, insurance, and information  technology
  • Home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several  hospitals
  • In 2016, MoneySense magazine ranked London as the fourth best large  Canadian city to live in
  • OHL: London Knights; Baseball: London Majors; Soccer: London City;  Basketball: London Lightning
LocationLondon Region
Distance from Gateway Airport200 km
Population383,822
Gateway AirportToronto YYZ
RecreationArt Galleries, Festivals, Museums, Parks, Shopping Malls, Sports

Excursions

London Region

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Within a two-hour drive of Toronto or Buffalo New York, is the city of London, an urban hub nestled among smaller towns and outlying farms. This region offers all that international students seek - city amentities and a livable lifestyle combined with a rich array of heritage sites, beautiful parks and natural areas, exceptional sporting opportunities.

Outdoor Sports: Boating • Canoeing • Cross-country skiing • Cycling • Fishing • Golfing • Hiking • Horseback Riding • Kayaking • Lacrosse • Roller-blading • Skating

Recreation for Students: Art Galleries • Coffee shops • Festivals • Libraries • Music concerts • Movies • Museums • Parks • Restaurants (formal and fast food) • Shopping malls & centres • Sports • Theatre • Youth recreational centres

Why the London Region

  • Few international students in the Catholic schools ensure student  receives a true Canadian immersion experience
  • Great outdoor sports and activities
  • London offers an historically and culturally rich lifestyle

Programme

Programme durations available in this location:

10 months: September to June

5 months:  September to end January // February to end June

4 months:  September to end December // February to end May

Short Term: Spring High School Experience

Activities

Main Attractions

  •      London Museum
  •      Orchestra London Canada
  •      Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  •      Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
  •      University of Western Ontario
  •      Grand Theatre
  •      Fanshaw Pioneer Village
  •      9 Major Parks and Gardens

Shopping

  •      White Oaks Mall
  •      CF Maisonville
  •      Westmount
  •      Department Stores
  •      Small Boutiques

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