Study Abroad  Canada

Two Worlds United Programs in Canada for High School students

Canada is bounded by the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans. Beyond the urban areas, narrow roads that are unblemished by billboards or strip malls wind through rolling farmlands, endless woods, Celtic seascapes, and snowcapped mountains.

In the harsh northlands of forest, tundra, and arctic ice are unnamed islands, forsaken rivers, and the sound of the wind. This contrasts sharply with Toronto's sophisticated crowds and culture, Québec's joie de vivre, and the lost-in-time ambience of the Maritimes, where you'll sooner hear a fiddle tune than a siren.

Canada claims a quarter of the world's fresh water. Lakes, waterfowl, picturesque coves, and islands are a big part of the Canadian picture. So are battalions of mosquitoes and black flies.

Two Worlds United students will discover Canada's spectacular scenery, limitless recreational activities, friendly people, safe towns, and the exciting cities of Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver.

Lying north of the United States along the world's longest unpatrolled border, Canada stretches to the Arctic. The rugged, enormous country—second largest in the world after the former Soviet Union—encompasses an astounding variety of climates, vegetation, people, and physical features.

More than 730,000 square kilometers (282,000 square miles) of natural wilderness areas are preserved in federal and provincial parks, well-served by roads, airfields, trails, and campgrounds. Summer resorts and top-rated skiing areas are plentiful. Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, bordering the Northwest Territories, is larger than Switzerland.

Wildlife far outnumbers people—at less than 30 million, Canada has one of the world's lowest population densities. students can leave the city and explore the wilderness, coasts, rural villages, and lake districts.

Canadian cities are known for their cleanliness, the result of frequent garbage pickup. Downtown areas are vibrant and interesting, with efficient transportation systems, preserved historical districts, and inner-city residential neighborhoods.

Canada does have violent crime. But high-quality, inexpensive education, universal health care, and a decent welfare system have resulted in a stable, safe society.

Government support for the arts and a thirst for high-quality Canadian culture has helped produce a dynamic theater, literary, and music scene. A culturally sensitive national broadcasting network reaches the hinterlands. An influx of immigrants from all over the world creates a United Nations atmosphere in large cities, where ethnic groups are encouraged to maintain their culture while integrating.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the battling British and French built Canada's foundation. Today both French and English are official languages. 

Admissions Dep't.
Tel: 1 (805) 581-9191
Fax: 1 (805) 581-6079

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