CCRSB Salutes International Students

CCRCE News: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

Each year, the Nova Scotia International Student Program grows, in both the number of students visiting the province and the number of countries from which the students visit. 

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) is pleased to be witnessing this trend firsthand. 

This year CCRSB has 43 international graduates, an all-time high for the school board. The graduates were saluted recently with a banquet in their honour.

“The 43 students represent 11 different countries and attended nine of our high schools,” said Gary Adams, CCRSB Superintendent and CEO.  “This program is beneficial for both the students and their host families. We are proud to host students from so many different countries, and this year we hosted students from Ecuador and Vietnam for the first time. Congratulations goes out to all the graduates.”

The Nova Scotia International Student Program has welcomed students from around the world into homes across the province since 1997. Working in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, international students are given the opportunity to improve their English language skills while learning first-hand about life in Nova Scotia. 

Eligible students come from all over the world and are carefully matched with Nova Scotian host families. Students participate in the program anywhere from one month to one year.

For more information on hosting an international student for your local school, visit: