Welcome to Battle River School Division - International Student Program
Battle River School Division (BRSD) believes in the importance of developing global citizenship skills through meeting and developing lasting relationships with individuals from other countries and cultures.
BRSD has welcomed international students for more than 30 years. Our international program is growing and we currently host between 50-60 international students every year. These students join us from many different countries including: Bolivia, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Vietnam.
All schools witin Battle River School Division offer a full academic program as well as many opportunities for additional option courses (which vary by school).
BRSD has many schools where students can access high quality education. Many of our schools are located in small rural farming communities and have smaller schools from grades K-12 in one building. Students enrolled in these schools have opportunities to experience rural Canadian life in a unique setting. Students become "one of the family" both in their school community and with their hosts. Opportunities for students to live on a farm are available as well as access to horses and other outdoor activities. Smaller rural schools tend to have 2-3 international students per year resulting in a truly immersive experiece and tremendous growth in English language development. Students also have access to online ESL programming to enhance their English language skills.
Within the largest community of Camrose, population 18,000+, students attend the largest high school, Ecole Camrose Composite High School, which consists of grades 9-12. Many option courses and a wide variety of athletic programs are available. This school would have the largest inernational student population and offers a formalized ESL course that students may access.
Other opportunities for students include field trips offered by the international student program to Ranch Camp, the Rocky Mountains and Calgary. Additional opportunities are offered in the school as well as with the host families.
We are excited to continue to host students from all over the world! Come join us!