Study Area
Volunteer and Study
Location Available Vancouver
4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or 12 weeks
50% Full-Time Intensive study followed by 50% Ranchstay
Start Dates

Every Monday except the last week of a session

Language Levels B1B2B3B4I1I2I3I4A1A2

Ranchstay is available all year round; however, there is less riding available from November to February due to snow. Recommended season to be at the ranch is from April to October.

Combine English language studies with a stay on a working ranch. Dreamscape Ranch is located a little south of Kamloops, BC, in the beautiful British Columbia grasslands. The friendly owners have years of experience in hosting international students and will provide you will unforgettable experiences.

Immerse yourself in the everyday life of a ranch. Spend time with horses, learn to rope, herd cattle on horseback, and take care of the animals. This unique program is a perfect English learning program for nature and animal loving students.

  • Learn English while working with horses
  • Ride horses every day and learn to take care of them
  • Experience traditional country life at a beautiful ranch in British Columbia

What You'll Learn

What you learn is up to you! Choose the type of courses that interest you for your 2–6 weeks of Full-Time Intensive studies at ILSC. 

During your 2-6 weeks on the Ranch, you’ll be interacting with your hosts and other guests, so Communication courses are a good choice to get you prepared. However, you can choose from any of ILSC’s wide variety of courses including English for Academic Purposes, Test Preparation, Business English, or Humanities.

On the Ranch

Ranchstay Accommodation 

There are two separate cabins for the students as well as three home-style meals provided daily.


Your Stay On The Ranch 

Since this is a Bed & Breakfast and Guest Ranch, guests may be present during your stay. Everyone is welcome interact with the guests —including entertaining, serving food, general clean-up and assisting with riding lessons and trail rides. Getting fully involved is part this unique cultural learning experience.

Horse Riding

The hours vary depending on your level of riding skill and the weather. Beginners will probably have an average of one hour a day since supervision and training will be required. Experienced riders may have up to 3 or 4 hours a day.


About the Horses

There are 35 horses at the ranch including mares for breeding, riding horses, horses in training, and retired horses.


English Only Policy 

ILSC’s English Only Policy also applies while you are at the ranch.



How to Apply

Submit the following items to ILSC: