Gap Year

Experience a unique combination of ILAC’s famous University Pathway Program and Canadian College/University programs. Get a real Canadian Academic experience by spending a year studying English at ILAC and taking courses in one of our College/University partners.

First semester University Pathway Program at ILAC plus second semester college or university in Canada.

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This chart indicates the minimum entry level to start the ILAC portion of the GAP Year. If you are below the recommended level you can always take additional English courses at ILAC.

Note: some Colleges/Universities may require additional English level testing.

The Program:

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC: University Pathway Program

PLUS

2nd semester (16 weeks) at Whistler Adventure School: 4 full-time College Credits

2018/2019 Start Dates:

• ILAC: Sep 10, 2018 / WAS Jan 2, 2019
• ILAC: Jan 7, 2018 / WAS May 1, 2019
• ILAC: May 13, 2019 / WAS Sep 2, 2019

Sample Programs*:

Winter Semester

• Internet & Social Media Marketing
• Photography
• Photo Editing
• Event Planning

Summer Semester

• Videography
• Video Editing
• Photography
• Photo Editing

Fall Semester

• Event Planning
• Market Strategy
• Videography
• Video Editing

**Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability. 1 course runs on a 4 week schedule, students take 4 courses. Classes are scheduled in the evenings (5:30 – 9:30 p.m.) so students can enjoy Whistler experience during the day.

English Requirements:

• Start ILAC at Level 6+
• Start Whistler Adventure School at ILAC Level 9+

Additional Fees:

Accommodation Fees

• ILAC Homestay (16 weeks) – $3,840
• WAS Accommodation Options (16 weeks) – $3,000 – $4,000
• Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

Application Fees

• ILAC – $150
• WAS – Included

Health Insurance

• ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
• La Salle (16 weeks) – $336

Photography/Videography Equipment

• $25 (per week for max 5 weeks)

The Program:

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC: University Pathway Program

PLUS

2nd semester (16 weeks) at Niagara College: 5 full-time courses in one of the three streams – Business, Tourism or General Arts & Science

2018/2019 Start Dates:

• ILAC: Sep 17, 2018 / Niagara: Jan 7, 2019
• ILAC: Jan 14, 2019 / Niagara: May 6, 2019
• ILAC: May 13, 2019 / Niagara: September 3, 2019

Sample Courses*:

・Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (Tourism Stream)

・Fundamentals of International Trade (Business Stream)

・Fundamentals of Psychology (General Arts Stream)

・Writing Strategies (Business Stream)

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

English Requirements:

• Start ILAC at Level 10+
• Start Niagara College at ILAC Level 13+

Additional Fees:

Accommodation Fees

• ILAC Homestay (16 weeks) – $3,840
• Niagara Accommodation (16 weeks) – $3,000 – $4,000
• Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

Application Fees

• ILAC – $150
• Niagara – Included

Health Insurance

• ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
• Niagara (16 weeks) – Included

The Program:

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC: University Pathway Program

PLUS

2nd semester (16 weeks) at Capilano University: 3 full-time University courses – 9 Credits

2018/2019 Start Dates:

• ILAC: Sep 17, 2018 / Capilano: Jan 7, 2019
• ILAC: Jan 14, 2019 / Capilano: May 6, 2019
• ILAC: May 13, 2019 / Capilano: September 3, 2019

Sample Courses*:

・Tourism Marketing

・Art and Technology

・Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

・Social Anthropology

・Environmental Geography: Global Concerns

・Environmental Science

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

English Requirements:

• Start ILAC at Level 14+ or IELTS 5.5+
• Start Capilano at IELTS 6.5

Additional Fees:

Accommodation Fees

• ILAC Homestay (16 weeks) – $3,840
• Accommodation Placement Fee – $200
• Capilano Residence Fee – $4,500 – $6,000
(prices may vary by room type, meal plan included)

Application Fees

• ILAC – $150
• Capilano – $135

Health Insurance

• ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
• Capilano (16 weeks) – $336

The Program:

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC: University Pathway Program

PLUS

2nd semester (16 weeks) at KPU University: 3 full-time University courses – 9 Credits

2018/2019 Start Dates:

• ILAC: Sep 17, 2018 / KPU: Jan 7, 2019
• ILAC: Jan 14, 2019 / KPU: May 6, 2019
• ILAC: May 13, 2019 / KPU: September 3, 2019

Sample Courses*:

・Philosophy, Culture, and Identity

・Critical Thinking

・Human Resources Management

・Introduction to Criminology

・Social & Cultural Anthropology

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

English Requirements:

• Start ILAC at Level 13+
• Start KPU at Pathway 3.3 (Level 16)

Additional Fees:

Accommodation Fees

• ILAC Homestay (32 weeks) – $7,680
• Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

Application Fees

• ILAC – $150
• KPU – $120

Health Insurance

• ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
• KPU (16 weeks) – Included

The Program:

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC: University Pathway Program

PLUS

2nd semester (11 weeks) at LaSalle College: 4 full-time College Courses – 12 credits

2018/2019 Start Dates:

• ILAC: Sep 17, 2018 / La Salle: January 7, 2019
• ILAC: Dec 17, 2018 / La Salle: April 2, 2019
• ILAC: March 11, 2019 / La Salle: July 2, 2019
• ILAC: June 10, 2019 / La Salle: October 1, 2019
• ILAC: Sep 16, 2019 / La Salle: January 6, 2020

Sample Courses*:

・Graphic Design

・Baking and Pastry Arts

・Hospitality Management

・Digital Photography

・3D Modelling

・Game Art and Design

・Interior Design

・Fashion Design・

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

English Requirements:

• Start ILAC at Level 9+
• Start Lasalle College at ILAC Level 12+

Additional Fees:

Accommodation Fees

• ILAC Homestay (27 weeks) – $6,480
• Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

Application Fees

• ILAC – $150
• LaSalle – Included

Health Insurance

• ILAC (16 weeks) – $336
• La Salle (11 weeks) – $231

The Program:

1st semester (16 weeks) at ILAC: University Pathway Program

PLUS

2nd semester (16 weeks) at Thompson Rivers University: 4 full-time Academic courses

2018/2019 Start Dates:

・ILAC: Jan 15, 2018 / TRU: May 7, 2018
・ILAC: May 14, 2018 / TRU: Sep 4, 2018
・ILAC: Sep 17, 2018 / TRU: Jan 7, 2019
・ILAC: Jan 15, 2019 / TRU: May 6, 2019

Sample Courses*:

・Digital Art and Design

・Political Studies

・Sociology

・Music

・Theatre

・Visual Arts

*Please note that the course selection depends on the semester and seat availability.

English Requirements:

• Start ILAC at Level 10+
• Start TRU at ILAC Level 14+

Additional Fees:

Accommodation Fees

• ILAC Homestay (16 weeks) – $3,840
• TRU Residence (16 weeks) – $2,700 – $4,300
(prices may vary by room type)
• Accommodation Placement Fee – $200

Application Fees

• ILAC – $150
• TRU – $100

Health Insurance

• ILAC (16 weeks)- $336
• TRU (16 weeks) – $336

Before you apply:

1. Take the online test at ilac.com/online-test

2. Register at ilac.com or contact your agent to book your Skype Interview or present your IELTS Academic test results.

Depending on your English level you may need to take extra English classes before starting the GAP Year Program. Some of our partner universities and colleges may require an extra proof of English before starting the program. Please check the requirements of each institution in this brochure.

3. We provide you with the letter of acceptance to apply for student visa/permit, if applicable

4. Travel to Canada

After you arrive:

1. Start your studies at ILAC

2. Attend the GAP Year orientation session and receive free academic counselling

3. Attend to the college/university tour

4. Some partner universities/colleges require their own specific English requirements before submitting the application to them. Once you reach the required level or obtain the required test result, ILAC will help you submit the application to the college or university

5. Register for College/University courses. Capilano and Kwantlen university require the original high School diploma and transcripts. No copies accepted.

6. Start your College/University experience

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