British Columbia is home to some of the best universities in Canada. University of Canada West, Alexander College, Focus College and the New York Institute of Technology (Vancouver campus) are some of the most prestigious institutions the province has to offer. 

Furthermore, it is the best province for international students who wish to live the small-town experience. It has many small cities with vibrant student living. The region is filled with nightclubs, theatres, music festivals, and many activities that fit all preferences. It is no wonder that it has over 96,516 international students.

British Columbia holds Vancouver, the third-largest Canadian city. Its cost of living is low, and the cost of studying is usually more accessible than in other Canadian cities. It is also filled with natural wonders that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. 

British Columbia is well known for its great mountains. The province attracts thousands of snow sports enthusiasts during the winter. It is also one of the most international provinces in Canada, as half of its residents are not native English-speakers, and 30% of its inhabitants have Chinese roots.

Below are some cities in British Columbia that reflect the province’s educational diversity and that are home for important partnered institutions:

Vancouver

This is one of the largest urban centres in America and is one of Canada’s most diverse cities. Slightly less than 50% of its population doesn’t have English as their native language. Its diverse status attracts thousands of students from all over the world to study in their prestigious universities.

Among the many academic institutions are the following: University Canada West, NYIT Canada, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, Trinity Western University, UOPX Canada, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Columbia College, and Sprott Shaw College.

Vancouver is filled with museums, art galleries, public libraries, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. The extracurricular activities and entertainment options available are many. 

Partnered Institutions in Vancouver:

University Canada West, Alexander College, New York Institute of Technology

Burnaby

Founded in 1892 and being part of Metro Vancouver, Burnaby is a tech-hub. It is home to many high-profile technological and computing companies, such as Electronic Arts Vancouver, Capcom Canada, Ballard Power, Clio, D-Wave, and General Fusion.

It is also home to dozens of post-secondary institutions, such as the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Alexander College and most notably, Simon Fraser University. 

Partnered Institutions in Burnaby:

Alexander College

Founded in 1892 and being part of Metro Vancouver, Burnaby is a tech-hub. It is home to many high-profile technological and computing companies, such as Electronic Arts Vancouver, Capcom Canada, Ballard Power, Clio, D-Wave, and General Fusion.

It is also home to dozens of post-secondary institutions, such as the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Alexander College and most notably, Simon Fraser University. 

Partnered Institutions in Burnaby:

Alexander College

Surrey

As one of the largest urban centres in British Columbia, Surrey is the province’s third-largest city by area (only after Abbotsford and Prince George) and the second-largest by population, after Vancouver. As part of Metro Vancouver, it also has seven neighbourhoods designated as town centres.

Surrey is also the home to Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Simon Fraser University. Among the city’s tourist attractions are the following: the Museum of Surrey, the Cenotaph in Heritage Square, the Surrey Museum, Cloverdale Library, and many bars and restaurants.

Partnered Institutions in Surrey:

Focus College

Kelowna

As the third-largest metropolitan area in British Columbia (only after Vancouver and Victoria), Kelowna’s economy is sustained by tourism and the service industry. The most common recreational activities in the summer are boating, golf, hiking and biking, while in the winter, skiing and snowboarding become very popular. Education-wise, Kelowna has dozens of post-secondary institutions, most notably, Focus College and Okanagan College.

The University of British Columbia and the Justice Institute of British Columbia have campuses in Kelowna. There are also several private academic institutions, such as Sprott Shaw College, the Centre for Arts and Technology, and VanWest College.

Partnered Institutions in Kelowna:

Focus College

As the third-largest metropolitan area in British Columbia (only after Vancouver and Victoria), Kelowna’s economy is sustained by tourism and the service industry. The most common recreational activities in the summer are boating, golf, hiking and biking, while in the winter, skiing and snowboarding become very popular. Education-wise, Kelowna has dozens of post-secondary institutions, most notably, Focus College and Okanagan College.

The University of British Columbia and the Justice Institute of British Columbia have campuses in Kelowna. There are also several private academic institutions, such as Sprott Shaw College, the Centre for Arts and Technology, and VanWest College.

Partnered Institutions in Kelowna:

Focus College

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