CISS Canada


Canadian International Student Services


Committed to providing a stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for students of all nationalities. CISS offers the highest quality student products available, and take pride in presenting them with a distinctly Canadian flavour. Its programmes are carefully crafted so students from age 8 to 18 can have an unforgettable experience.

Since 1979, CISS has provided students from around the world the opportunity to come together in Canada for transformative summer learning experiences in traditional camps, language programs in cities, and other adventure experiences. With a focus on fun and unique opportunities to learn, our summer programmes promise to give you the experience—and the Canadian memories—of a lifetime.


Summer Programmes

2024 Availability: July 7th - August 10th (Vancouver) / June 30th - August 17th (Trinity) / June 30th - August 10th (Toronto)

Do you want to travel and improve your English, while discovering a new city and meeting people from around the world? If so, the CISS Summer City Programmes are for you! We’ve designed these programmes to meet your language learning goals while immersing you in a community of peers. Together, you’ll navigate some of Canada’s most exciting urban locations, learning new skills and making new friends along the way for an experience that is sure to last a lifetime.

The CISS Summer City Programmes give you the chance to live, learn, and grow. And, most importantly, to have fun doing it.

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Global English & Future-Ready Skills in a University setting

Get future-ready this summer! CISS Vancouver operates on the beautiful campus of Capilano University in North Vancouver; an urban location with modern facilities in harmony with its breathtaking natural environment.

CISS Trinity

Experience Higher Learning in the Heart of Toronto!

Located on a beautiful and historic downtown University of Toronto campus, CISS at Trinity is one of the most popular and ideal programme for students seeking a more academic approach to language learning.

CISS Trinity

Language Study and City Adventures at Their Best!

The CISS Toronto programme takes place on a University of Toronto  campus in downtown Toronto. The programme is within easy walking distance to museums, art galleries, and world-class shopping.  We offer many study options for you to choose from!

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About CISS


Since 1979, Canadian International Student Services Inc (CISS) has provided exceptional summer camp, high school, and year-round English and French language study experiences for children, teens, and adults. Today, the CISS name is globally recognized as the premier choice for language study programming in Canada.

CISS is committed to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. We work intimately with our worldwide network of representatives to ensure this happens. We also carefully recruit and train staff for our programmes, and closely monitor their operation.


CISS was founded by Nick Florian in 1979 in Toronto. Already a leader in the Canadian camping industry, Nick was among the first to launch language-based summer programmes for overseas students. CISS operated its first international campus programme at Erindale College in Mississauga, Ontario. In 1984, CISS introduced its second international programme – this one for adults – operating from Trinity College in downtown Toronto. CISS at Trinity is still a part of the CISS range of programmes, now styled for teenagers.

Since its foundation, CISS has successfully introduced and operated various language programmes and camps throughout Canada. In the 1990s, the company expanded and introduced placements in private and public high schools nationwide. Today we place hundreds of students annually into High School programmes for full year, one semester or short-term stays.


CISS is committed to providing a stimulating, challenging, and safe learning environment for students of all nationalities. We offer the highest quality student products available, and take pride in presenting them with a distinctly Canadian flavour.

Our staff is dedicated to providing a meaningful and animated learning experience within a warm and caring community. The variety of programmes available ensures each student is placed in the programme that best reflects his or her individual needs and interests.

We believe the international experience generates learning on many levels. The environment provides the opportunity to present cross-cultural communication and to nurture its development. The participants emerge more knowledgeable, more sensitive toward others, and more confident in his or her achievements and abilities. Each participant returns home with memories that last a lifetime.

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