International Program

    British Columbia is a diverse society. People from all parts of the globe contribute to our province's social, cultural, and linguistic fabric. More importantly, the Kingdom of God is a multicultural faith community – there is strength and unity in our diversity. This diversity is mirrored in our schools' population, both in the contributions made and the unique needs that must be addressed.

    Thank you for your interest in applying to Unity Christian School! Unity welcomes international students. We have an excellent program for international students looking for quality education and provide varied opportunities for those students to begin to master the English language. We highly value international students because of the positive impact that these students have on the educational experience of our Canadian students.

    The purpose of ELL services is to assist students in becoming proficient in English, to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, to meet our Grad Profile, and to achieve the expected learning outcomes and competencies of the provincial curriculum. 

    At Unity Christian School, a unique program has been devised, and teaching staff are trained and advised on how to best meet the needs of international students. Our International Coordinator communicates with the parents of the students and advocates on behalf of the students as the need arises. Our Coordinator also helps parents with the enrollment process and the BC medical services plan. 

    The presence of international students has blessed Unity Christian School, and past students report that they have been enriched by their experience in our school community.

    Ambassador Program 

    The Unity Ambassador Program aims to foster community between our international and Canadian students. We want to show hospitality and the love of Christ to those who are new to our community. Every international student is buddied with an ambassador for the school year. The role of an ambassador is to reach out and connect with international students, to connect them to the Unity community, and to help them feel comfortable in their new environment. Throughout the year, international students and ambassadors will participate in fun activities inside and outside of school hours. 

    About Chilliwack

    There are plenty of outdoor activities in Chilliwack: canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, trail walking, and boating. The school is close to Sasquatch Mountain and Manning Park, which are great locations to snowshoe, ski, and snowboard. We are located at the base of Mount Cheam and close to Harrison Lake, where there are plenty of activities to participate in.

    An hour’s drive from Vancouver, Chilliwack residents enjoy the rural lifestyle and the slower pace of life without being too far from the big city.

    There are plenty of amenities in Chilliwack, including recreational centres with pools and ice arenas, libraries, community centres, and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The local junior hockey team is the Chilliwack Chiefs.  

    Homestay Information

    The purpose of the Unity Christian School Homestay Program is to provide a safe, supportive, English-speaking, Christian family environment for international students attending Unity.

    Our goal is to select host families who meet these criteria. An excellent homestay environment allows students to improve their English skills within a positive family environment. It also allows students to experience Canadian culture and traditions. Parents of international students and host parents are encouraged to provide consistency between the home and school so that the school's vision is supported and advanced. 

    It is our prayer that students will have a rich experience and that they will see Christ both in the family and at school. 

    Homestay Program Guide 

    Admissions Process

    1. An initial inquiry with our International Student Coordinator regarding enrollment availability & requirements. Please take a moment to complete the inquiry form.
    2. Submission of required documents and a non-refundable application fee of $250 CAD.
    3. Set up an in-person or video chat interview with the International Student Coordinator and ELL Instructor.
    4. Once approved for admission by the System Principal, a tuition invoice is issued.
    5. The full tuition amount is due within two weeks of the invoice date.
    6. The school issues an official Letter of Acceptance once tuition payment is confirmed.  

    Contact Us

    We have a limited number of spaces within our International Student Program. For more information, please contact our International Student Program Coordinator, Jennifer Yu.