Long term study in immersion: Greystone College

From 3575.- CAD
approx 2378.- EUR
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Key points

  • A reputable institution in the heart of Vancouver
  • Internationally recognised diploma and certificate programmes
  • A multicultural environment to develop your interpersonal skills

The school

Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
School size
XL
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
China, South Korea, Brazil, etc..
ratings
3 authentic opinions

Greystone College is located in the heart of Vancouver, which will allow you to fully enjoy this Canadian city during your long-term studies abroad. The premises include 7 bright and comfortable classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, as well as a computer lab, reception area and a small dining area with water fountains and microwaves. In between lessons, you can meet up with the other students from all around the world in the lounge or get in touch with your family back home by using the free Wi-Fi. Just a few minutes from the school, there are shops, museums, bars, parks and several public transport stops.

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  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Certificate in International Business and Trade

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From CAD 3575.-
(about EUR 2370.-)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00 - 12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
While giving participants an overview of marketing concepts and terminology, this course examines the importance of marketing for businesses and society in general. You will learn the basics of making a marketing plan, understanding the marketing mix and the importance of consumer relationships. In English, you will gain confidence in addressing the basic needs of businesses in planning, developing and managing products, pricing, distribution channels and promotion.
Students will take the International Business and Marketing courses to complete this certificate. They will learn about business in a global context, and will explore the fundamentals of effective marketing planning and strategies.

Marketing (4 weeks)
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of marketing within organizations and society in general. Participants will study the major components of a marketing plan, the marketing mix and consumer relationships. They will learn how to address companies' basic needs in planning, developing and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing.

International Business
This course introduces students to globalization and to the value-adding activities of businesses in the current global economy. First, they will discuss the impact of national cultures on doing business globally. In addition, they will analyze the external forces that impact businesses, international organizations, legal and labor forces in the global context. Further, the course will focus on strategic alliances and on the impact of rapid environmental changes on strategic planning for international business.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
8
3575
5645
7005
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
28.01 / 15.07.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Certificate in Business Communications

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From CAD 3575.-
(about EUR 2370.-)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00 - 12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Organizational Behaviour (4 weeks)
An in-depth introduction to organizational behaviour and how related theories can be applied in today’s business environment. Learn about how the behaviour of individuals and groups can affect a business, then apply the theory and develop managerial competencies including motivation, teamwork, leadership and decision making.

Managerial Communications (4 weeks)
Communication skills are essential for anyone wishing to succeed in business. This course explores the role of communication in business and cross-cultural environments. Participants develop formal writing skills and prepare to deliver a business presentation.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
8
3575
5645
7005
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
25.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Certificate in Business Management

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From CAD 3575.-
(about EUR 2370.-)
Course duration
8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00 - 12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Introduction to Management (cours de 4 semaines)
Approfondissez votre connaissance des concepts clés de la gestion et des fonctions managériales dans un environnement professionnel. Vous améliorerez votre compréhension des processus de gestion, y compris la planification, l'organisation, la direction et la conduite des activités de l'organisation. Ce cours vous permettra d'acquérir des compétences fondamentales pour suivre d’autres formations en management par la suite.

Business Law (cours de 4 semaines)
Familiarisez-vous avec le jargon de la loi. Les étudiants auront un aperçu de la terminologie juridique de base, notamment en matière de droit des affaires. Cette formation met plus particulièrement l'accent sur le droit des contrats, car les contrats sont au cœur du commerce international. Des études de cas et des exemples tirés de l’actualité seront utilisées en cours. Des visites de tribunaux seront organisées dans le cadre de cette formation.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
8
3575
5645
7005
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
21.05 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Diploma in Supervisory Management

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 16 week(s)
16 week(s) - From CAD 6620.-
(about EUR 4389.-)
Course duration
16 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00 - 12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme is recognised by the CIM (Canadian Institute of Management). The CIM is a national association that recognizes managers and management programmes for credits. After completion of the course, the school will help you to gain this recognition. This Diploma consists of 4 courses (certificates):
· Organizational Behaviour (4-week course)
· Managerial Communications (4-week course)
· Introduction to Management (4-week course)
· Business Law (4-week course)


Upon completion of the Diploma in Supervisory Management, participants will have a solid foundation in the key business, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills required for effective supervisory management. In addition the course delivers planning, organisational and logistical skills alongside the basic legal knowledge required to manage people. Case studies, classroom discussion, field trips, presentations and group projects further enhance the experience.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
16
6620
10530
13250
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 16 wk
25.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Diploma in International Business Management

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 26 week(s)
26 week(s) - From CAD 10220.-
(about EUR 6776.-)
Course duration
26 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00 - 12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This Diploma consists of 6 courses (certificates):
· Organizational Behaviour (4-week course)
· Managerial Communications (4-week course)
· Introduction to Management (4-week course)
· Business Law (4-week course)
· International Business (4-week course)
· Marketing (4-week course)

This course delivers an excellent understanding of the essentials of business management. Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to enter the contemporary world of business management. The course looks in-depth at global issues and students will use presentations, team projects and individual research to further their skills and knowledge.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
26
10220
16430
20330
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 26 wk
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Diploma in Hospitality Management

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 48 week(s)
48 week(s) - From CAD 18690.-
(about EUR 12391.-)
Course duration
48 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon - Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This intensive programme will give you a 360° view of companies in the hospitality industry, their needs and how to manage them. By acquiring foundational knowledge in different areas of the hospitality management field (such as front desk operations, housekeeping, food & beverage management, administration, event coordination, guests services, etc.), you’ll be able to choose your career path in this fast-growing industry. This course will prepare you for a wide range of positions and will also give you an internationally recognized certification.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
48
18690
29960
37160
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 48 wk
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Diploma in Hospitality Operations

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 26 week(s)
26 week(s) - From CAD 10130.-
(about EUR 6716.-)
Course duration
26 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon - Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Choose a specific career path in the hospitality industry and obtain an official certificate through this exciting programme! This course will help you define your goals and find a successful job in this fast-growing sector. Learn how to manage housekeeping operations or front office functions, supervise a team of hospitality professionals or coordinate an event. Your professors will also teach you how to write an effective CV and cover letter, as well as how to perform best in an interview, preparing you for a wide range of positions.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
26
10130
16340
20240
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 26 wk
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Diploma in Customer Service

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 26 week(s)
26 week(s) - From CAD 10010.-
(about EUR 6637.-)
Course duration
26 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon - Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Diploma in Customer Service
If you’re interested in a career in tourism, hospitality or retail, this course will prepare you. Lasting 26 weeks (or 48 weeks for the evening programme), the course features modules such as basic IT skills, customer interaction, providing information and assistance and job search preparation. During the course, students will learn how to handle customer complaints, work in a team and provide information to customers.

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
26
10010
16220
20120
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 26 wk
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Diploma in Hospitality Sales & Marketing

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 26 week(s)
26 week(s) - From CAD 10130.-
(about EUR 6716.-)
Course duration
26 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 20
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon - Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This programme is specially designed for students who want to work in marketing, sales or public relations within the hospitality industry. You’ll gain skills and knowledge about specific topics such as market segmentation, advertising, public relations, market research and pricing. At the end of the course, you’ll receive an official certificate that will help you find a job in the hospitality and tourism industry (for example as a marketing assistant or public relations coordinator).

For more information, check out the “Canada Professional Certificates” page.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
26
10130
16340
20240
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 26 wk
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Options/Extras

Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 22.06-17.08.2019) 25 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Towers + APT Living, 22.06-17.08.2019) 100 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 110 CAD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (APT Living)
Host family, single room, no meals
Host family, single room, full board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.6/5
Overall rating

67% of students recommending this school

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Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

3 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
50 weeks, March 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
8 weeks, October – November 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
36 weeks, October 2013 – June 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (1 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1.7 / 5)
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Host family
Canadians are famous for being kind and welcoming, so by staying with a local family, you'll find your home away from home. Host families live in comfortable and safe residential areas, generally 40-60 minutes away from the school by public transport. You may book this accommodation with or without meals (in this case, you can still use the family’s kitchen). Experience full immersion by living with Canadians – you may even make new friends for life.

GEC Viva Tower residence (for ages 19+)
Apart from a beautiful view over the city and the Pacific Ocean, this residence offers self-catering apartments with twin or single rooms. It's just a 15-minute walk from the school and steps away from Davie Street, where you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants. Each apartment has 2 bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Towels and bed linen are included, there are free laundry facilities and the common areas are cleaned once per week. The residence also has a gym and a sauna for you to relax during your free time.
Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Residence APT Living (for ages 19+)
This modern residence is located 20 minutes from the campus. It’s surrounded by cafés and shops, and it’s well connected to the main city highlights. You’ll stay in a single room with convertible futon bed, private bathroom and kitchenette. Bed linen is provided, Wi-Fi is free. Meet the other international students in the lounge, at the gym, at the swimming pool or in other common rooms and areas, such as the study room, the art and games rooms, the BBQ area, the garden or the mini-golf. The laundry facilities are coin operated.

GEC Viva Tower

General information

GEC VIVA TOWER is a brand new, luxury residence located 15 minute from ILSC-Vancouver, with incredible views of Downtown Vancouver, including the towering mountains and beautiful ocean. The residence is situated on Drake Street, one block away from Davie Street, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, and cafés. The popular Sunset Beach, shopping on the iconic Robson Street, and nightlife of the entertainment district of Granville Street is just a short walk away.

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School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking / 8 minutes by bus
Average public transport cost:
93 CAD per month
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 19+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 4:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
300 CAD by credit card
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
$35/week + tax or $75/month + tax
Yes
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 8 m2
Yes
Twin
7 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 10 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper
one roll upon arrival
Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin No
Shared toilets Yes
Shared showers Yes
Cleaning Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe No
Cooking facilities No
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet and flooring
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

Make the most of your stay thanks to the school’s activity programme. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you’ll want to join the bike tour around Stanley Park, spend the afternoons kayaking and skim boarding in the ocean or go on trips to Grouse Mountain or the Capilano suspension bridge. The weekend trips will allow you to explore other interesting locations in the area: the Rocky Mountains, Whistler ski resort or even Seattle and Portland in the USA!

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