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Selkirk College

Study Abroad at Selkirk College, where your best future is within your reach, leading to destinations beyond your imagination. Discover the Selkirk advantage as you explore your potential and learn in a natural environment. We nurture our students with small class sizes perfect for learning English as a Second Language , free tutorials, competitive tuition fees and a lower cost of living.

One of the best things you'll find when you Study in Canada is that classes are smaller here. Instead of huge lecture halls with hundreds of students, you will find yourself in courses with maybe 30 other classmates. You can get to know your instructors.

Study Abroad in Canada with Selkirk.

Established in 1966, Selkirk College was the first public community college in British Columbia. We now serve over 2000 students each year, including over 100 international students who come to Study Abroad. The international students study ESL (English as a Second Language), College Diploma and/or Certificate programs or University Transfer Courses.

International Education in Canada

The International Education Department, is a multifaceted department which offers a fulltime program in English Language Studies on the Castlegar Campus as well as a number of short-term summer and winter English Programs. Services to International Students include homestay, student visas, medical coverage, advising, peer support, and free tutoring.

* Paid work study/co-operative education options available

English as a Second Language and other Courses

International students study English as a Second Language, university transfer, career and technology programs when they Study in Canada. We offer many courses in the following area:

Selkirk College offers a wide range of programs organized in several schools:

School of the Arts:   http: //

School of Digital Media, Music and Information Technology:  
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  International Digital Film

School of Health and Human Services
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  Early Childhood Care and Education

  Pharmacy Technician

School of Hospitality and Tourism:   http: //

  Resort and Hotel Management

  Golf Club Management and Operations

  Ski Resort Operations and Mangement

School of Aviation and Business

  Professional Aviation

  International Business

School of Renewable Resources:   http: //

  Recreation Fish and Wildlife Technology

  Integrated Environmental Planning

  Geographic Information Systems

  Forestry Technology

School of University Arts and Sciences:   http: //

  Academic University Transfer

  Accelerated Associative Arts

  Peace Studies

The list of program opportunities is extensive. Visit to learn more.

Study Abroad at Our Canadian Locations

Selkirk College has two main campuses, in Castlegar and Nelson. Castlegar and Nelson are small cities in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, a popular area for those that Study Abroad. You will experience friendly and safe small city life with modern conveniences, arts and culture, affordable living costs, with world-class ski/snowboard areas, golf courses, and hiking trails. This area is surrounded by the beauty of nature: the environment is very clean, the air is fresh and the water in the rivers is blue and inviting

Study in Canada at Our Campus

The campus is beautiful with modern facilities computer labs, gymnasium (including weight room, squash, racquetball courts), library, cafeteria, bookshop are accessible to all students.

Selkirk College, situated in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, has provided 40 years of quality postsecondary education services in the beautiful West Kootenay Boundary Region. With an average annual enrollment of 2, 400 students, the College has graduated approximately 30, 000 students since first opening its doors in 1965. Selkirk offers certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in a wide array of academic, career, vocational, and technical programs. Comprehensive English Language programs, including a certificate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), are also available. Excellent articulation agreements with universities and university colleges provide a seamless transition into degree programs. The College embraces technology, providing students with access to online learning and services. The West Kootenay Boundary Region is located about halfway between Vancouver, on the Pacific Coast, and the Rocky Mountains that border the province of Alberta. The area enjoys a moderate four-season climate and is famous for its natural beauty. The environment of forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers provides many opportunities for recreation and adventure. Our small, friendly communities welcome international students.

International Development

Since 1986, Selkirk College has welcomed international students from all over the world. There are currently over 150 international students from more than ten countries enrolled in a broad range of programs across the institution.  Customized study tours, offered primarily in the summer, are also very popular with international schools.

Contact information

Selirk College International Education

301 Frank Beinder Way,


BC  V1N 3J4,



Phone:   250-365-1293,

Fax:   250-365-5410



Contact information

Selirk College International Education

301 Frank Beinder Way, Castelgar, BC  V1N 3J4, Canada. 

Email:   explore@


Phone:   250-365-1293,

Fax:   250-365-5410