Why choose Vernon?

View our video to see that Vernon is a safe, English speaking Canadian community with small city charm, excellent academic programs and a wide variety of sport and art opportunities, all set in a beautiful backdrop of mountains, valleys and lakes.

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For more information, please call 250.549.9295, click on “Learn More” and then you can download the application, or email our Supervisor, Terri Flanagan at [email protected] for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Vernon, a great place maple-leaf to learn!


We offer unique programs and high quality academics in modern, well-equipped schools. Programs run one week to a full year.

Life in Vernon

Experience the rich Canadian culture in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, one of Canada’s most popular vacation areas and desirable places to live.


Homestay offers the opportunity for students and families to learn from each other’s values and world views, and to build enriching friendships from around the globe that often last a lifetime!


Quickly find the resources about our programs and the rich Canadian culture that students will experience in Vernon.

Fred from China

To be completely honest, the only reason that I chose to take school at Charles Bloom was just because I thought the name sounds cool. I had no idea that it is in a small town in the first place, or that…

Becky from China

I recommend coming to Bloom because we have an awesome teacher here who is Reid! I chose to come to Bloom because it is a small school which will provide a good start for international students entering…

Mwiza Singogo from Zambia

Living in Vernon as an International student has been a new and brilliant experience because you get to meet new people from all over the world and learn about their cultures. Playing soccer has been great…

Thi Khanh Ly Tran from Vietnam

It’s almost 9 months since the first day that I came to Vernon. Until now I can believe that Vernon and Fulton high school is the best choice for me to enjoy my perfect adventure abroad schedule. I…

Kanchana Pintakapang from Thailand

I think that Vernon is a great place to live and study. Firstly, Vernon is a small and calm city. It is very appropriate for students to live and study. Plus, it also has some entertainment, such as the…

Regina from Mexico

My name is Regina and I have been in Vernon for 10 months. I go to Kalamalka Secondary School and I love it. I am really glad I am here. I am enjoying it so much. My host parents are really nice and I…

Chihiro from Japan

My name is Chihiro. I have been living and studying in Vernon, BC for 2 years. I have made a friends and have improved my English. It has been a lot of fun. Next year I will be going back to Japan, but…

Carolina Trujillo from Columbia

My Name is Carolina Trujillo and I am from Colombia. Before I came I was very excited because I was coming to Canada, and I would be able to share with people from different countries and cultures. The…

Marina Fernanda Silva de Oliveira from Brazil

Hi, My name is Marina Fernanda Silva de Oliveira, I’m sixteen years old and I’m from Brazil. I did an exchange program in Vernon, BC during November, 14 until January, 26, 2012. I chose to come to…
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