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International House , Vancouver, Canada

Suite 2001 - 88 West Pender Street - V6B 6N9 Vancouver - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Central location just a 2-minute walk to Stadium Station (Sky Train).
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

Location: The school is located in the heart of the city and provides top quality teaching. Its highly dedicated teachers and personnel will make sure to make your learning experience in IH Vancouver unforgettable.
  • The language school International House was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1990.
  • Legal name / parent company: Net Pacific Coordination Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: CRA:127248623
  • Abbreviated name of school: IH Vancouver

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by International House
Comments about courses

A deposit for textbooks (CAD 50 per book) may be required on the first day of class. This deposit, minus a small fee of CAD 5 per book will be refunded when the books are returned in good

Program change fee: CAD 50.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
150.00 C$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 60 C$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 24 Jan. 2022, 17 Feb. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 18 May 2022, 19 Jun. 2022, 01 Jul. 2022, 03 Aug. 2022, 07 Sep. 2022, 12 Oct. 2022, 11 Nov. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by International House , Vancouver can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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International House (IH)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Languages CanadaPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalInternational House World Organisation
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix:
40% male / 60% female
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Sky train: * To Stadium Station.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 3 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at International House and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 24
    Number of public PC workstations: 15
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for blind students

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Throughout the year: 120
Junior courses - In summer: 100
Minimum age of students
16 years
5 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 3
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Vancouver International Airport:
110 C$ one way
200 C$ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
120 C$
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket4 km
Dancing0.5 km
Field Hockey1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf4 km
Horse riding10 km
Ice Hockey3 km
Mountainbiking7 km
Music0.1 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing5 km
Skiing13 km
Squash4 km
Swimming4 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis4 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Activity calendar for International House
Activity calendar for International House
Information for Spring Season
Information for Spring Season




Rating: 2.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
International House , Vancouver
2 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Social activities

Rating: 1.5/5.0

Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 1.5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1.5/5.0



International House  Brochure (PDF)
International House Brochure (PDF)


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    FAQ about International House , Vancouver

  • English courses at International House start at 243 C$ for IHV - 15 Semi-Intensive PM course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Student House Standard is the most popular among all our clients of International House
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Vancouver International Airport (110 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House varies from 16 students (IHV 30 Intensive ) to 16 students (IHV 30 Intensive )
  • 100% of teachers at International House hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at International House comes from Japan with a 26% representation, followed by students from Korea (19%) and Brazil (18%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International House offers courses from 5 years (Children's Adventure Program , 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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