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Ranchstay

Combine English study with an amazing ranch stay package in British Columbia’s interior.

Practise English through your love of animals and the environment and discover an amazing language immersion in nature.

Spend 4-6 weeks studying English at the ILSC Vancouver campus and then spend the same amount of time on the Dreamscape Ranch in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, in an English immersion adventure in Canada’s great outdoors. You will be fully involved in the ranch including family activities and the daily life of horses.

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LOCATION AVAILABLE

Vancouver

PROGRAM LENGTH

4-6 weeks of study +
4-6 weeks on the ranch

SCHEDULE

Full-Time Intensive

START DATES

Every Monday except the last week of a session
Ranchstay is available all year round. However, there is less riding available between Nov–Feb due to snow

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LANGUAGE LEVEL

Intermediate 2

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Parental consent is required for students 19 years of age or younger.

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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.

Why Choose Ranchstay?

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  • Study between 4-6 weeks of Full-Time Intensive English classes to improve your language abilities, choosing from a variety of courses that spark your interests and help you achieve your English study goals.
  • Spend 4 - 6 weeks enjoying a package outdoor adventure at an amazing Bed and Breakfast and Guest Ranch.
  • The friendly ranch owners have been hosting international students for years and provide truly unforgettable experiences.
  • Spend time with horses, learn to rope, herd cattle on horseback, and take care of the daily feeding and cleaning of paddocks.
  • Help with daily chores including meal preparation, housekeeping and maintenance, and ensuring that ranch guests have a nice stay.
  • Ranchstay is a full package program that includes English study and half-board homestay accommodation in Vancouver, return flight between Vancouver and Kamloops, all airport pick-ups and drop-offs, and ranch accommodation and meals.

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