The Best Route to Top Universities
Columbia International School has signed partner school certification with Columbia International College since 2010. CIC is the largest boarding school in North America, having strategic alliance with world-renowned universities in University Partners Program. It provides international students a direct route to well-known universities in the world. Our G9 to G11 students are awarded acceptance letters from Columbia International College. As Canadian high school students, they study Canadian curriculum here in Taiwan. Students who successfully complete their Senior Middle 1 and Senior Middle 2 international class from CIS will be recognized as having completed the equivalent of Grade 10 and Grade11 in the Ontario Education System, and will be able to be admitted to Grade 12 studies at Columbia International College. Students will be guaranteed an OSSD(Ontario Secondary School Diploma)from Ontario Ministry of Education upon graduation from CIC and enjoy the exemption of tests and guaranteed admission to universities. With an OSSD and advantages from University Partners Program, students can apply to universities in more than 140 countries that have diplomatic relationship with Canada. If applying to universities in America, students can enjoy advantage of SAT exemption. To yield twice the result with half the effort, CIS is the best route for international students to top universities.
Partner School Certification and Acceptance Letter(Click to enlarge)
Ten Advantages of Studying in Ontario province, Canada
Ontario is an excellent place to learn, live and work. With nearly 40 per cent of the country’s population living in the province, Ontario is home to some of Canada’s top universities and colleges. More than half of Canada’s new immigrants choose to settle in the province, making its cities diverse and thriving cultural centres.
Schools offer international students a world-class education and first-class immersion experience, which is probably why 60 per cent of international students studying in Canada choose to study in Ontario.
The best international educational experiences are academically, socially and culturally enriching. Here are our top reasons for choosing Ontario to study：
•World-renowned universities.Ontario offers some of the best education opportunities in the world, including schools that are leaders in research and innovation such as the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, Western University, McMaster University®, Waterloo University®.
•Education that knows no borders. Students gain a competitive edge because degrees, diplomas and certificates received from Ontario’s universities and colleges are recognized worldwide.
•Opportunities outside of school. Off-campus work permits are available for full-time university and college students. And students can apply for work permits after graduation.
•The highest employment rate. Ontario university graduates have the highest employment rate in Canada at 94 percent, higher than that in B.C. and Quebec province.
•Excellent jobs. Ontario cities offer endless job opportunities. Canada’s financial hub is located in Toronto, the capital city is Ottawa and thousands of multinational corporations are located in the province.
•Close to U.S. opportunities. Ontario’s location close to major U.S. cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh and allows for personal and career development through internships, student exchanges, post graduate studies and employment opportunities.
•Convenient and fast application to 21 universities in Ontario province by filling out one form on the webpage: www.ouac.on.ca. Other provinces’ applications need individual form for each school to fill out.
•Safety and security. Ontario is the safest province in Canada, ahead of British Columbia and Quebec. Among 50 states in America, only Alaska and the other 9 states’crime rate is lower than Ontario province. And the population of these 10 states is less than 10% of that in Ontario.
•Welcoming to newcomers. Ontario celebrates diversity. This encourages cultural immersion and exchange, shaping international students into global ambassadors with a greater understanding of the world. Newcomers may work up to three years in Canada and are eligible to apply for permanent residency after one year of employment.
•No public exam for entrance into university. Students can apply to university with their Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD). Students at Columbia International College can apply directly to university based on their final marks in six pre-university courses.
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