|Co-ed: 96 beds||Lowest: $375.00||Highest: $425.00
Purcell House student residence is a modern facility housing 96 students. All rooms are single, private rooms. Six students share an apartment called a "pod," which includes a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a living room. There is also a large common room with a big screen TV, a fireplace, and a balcony with a barbecue.
|Homestay: 80 beds||Lowest: $550.00||Highest: $550.00
Homestay is available for all international students. Host families are all visited and interviewed by college staff prior to student placement. Homestay fees are $550.00 per month. Homestay fees are paid directly to homestay hosts after arrival. There is no homestay placement fee and airport pick up is free. Homestay fees include all meals eaten in the home plus a bag lunch on school days. Normally, only one to two students are placed per home. English is the first language of all our host families.
There is a special orientation for new international students. It is scheduled for the three business days prior to the start of classes each semester. All new students are given an orientation to College programs and services, an orientation to Cranbrook, and information on banking, medical insurance, and business services. The English language assessment also takes place during orientation.
A Job Placement Officer is available for international students who are eligible for off-campus work permits (have completed six months of a non-ESL program).
Alpine Skiing (F/M), Badminton (F/M), Basketball (F/M), Beach Volleyball (F/M), Bowling (F/M), Cross Country Skiing (F/M), Curling (F/M), Dodgeball (F/M), Frisbee Golf (F/M), Hockey (M), Ice Hockey (F/M), Nordic Skiing (F/M), Snowboarding (F/M), Soccer (F/M), Softball (F/M), Swimming (F/M), Table Tennis (F/M), Tennis (F/M), Volleyball (F/M), Wall Climbing (F/M), Weightlifting (F/M)
Golf (F/M), Volleyball (F/M)
The following are available to students at College of the Rockies: gymnasium, indoor climbing wall, weight room, track and field, hiking trails, and a golf course next door. Kimberley Alpine Resort (skiing and snowboarding) is a 30 minute drive from the campus.
International students are encouraged to join all recreation and student union activities with Canadian students including volleyball and badminton tournaments, Kootenay Ice Hockey Games, Ski Days, golf tournament, and softball, swimming, and bowling events. The Students' Association also organizes social activities including dances and seasonal activities.
Student services include free Internet and e-mail including wireless access on campus, and easy access to computers and computer technology. The student to computer ratio is four to one. The College of the Rockies has continually been ranked high in the province by its students for access to technology. International students also have access to one free five minute international phone call each day.
Special weekly activities are provided for international students to learn about Canadian culture.
College of the Rockies is a community college funded, regulated, and accredited by the Government of the Province of British Columbia. As a member of British Columbia’s public college/university system, most programs and courses offered by College of the Rockies are articulated to follow the same curriculum as other public community colleges, university colleges, and universities in British Columbia, transferring easily to these other institutions. For more information on the British Columbia Transfer System, please visit the British Columbia Transfer Guide Web site.
The College of the Rockies welcomes students from around the world. International students may begin College Preparation, University Studies, Tourism and Recreation Management, and Business and Office Administration programs while in ESL. After completing ESL, international students are invited to continue in full-time vocational programs.
Short-term international students may enjoy a vacation in the Rocky Mountains while learning English.
The College of the Rockies also hosts short-term study tours with international colleges and universities.
In addition, the College of the Rockies is involved with international development projects in Ecuador and Kenya.
Free tours are offered to visitors anytime during office hours.
Student services include the following: International student advisor, academic counsellors, recreation coordinator, student association, student newspaper, access to free tutoring, free airport pickup, small class sizes, and excellent access to instructors.