Planning to study in Whistler this year?
Is WWS’ International Student Program admissions process going ahead as planned for 2021-22?
Yes – the 2021-22 admissions process is proceeding as normal. We are actively working with both internationally based families and individual high school boarding students who aim to make study at Whistler Waldorf School a reality next year.
What to expect
The initial threat of COVID-19 saw Canada shutting its borders to all non-essential travel. However, shortly thereafter the government announced that borders would remain open for international students who held a valid study permit. Please note that study permits are only issued for students studying for six months or longer. In addition to a study permit, international students will still need to obtain valid travel documents in order to enter Canada, such as an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). On our end, as a Designated Learning Institution, we are responsible for having an approved Covid-19 plan in place to help protect the health of students.
In addition to health screening protocols before travel, air travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of boarding their flight and must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada which the school will help to arrange.
There’s no denying that it continues to be a difficult time to make travel and study plans. We understand that some students are in need of additional flexibility in meeting deadlines as a result of disruptions and are committed to working with any students who may need extra support in order to get their travel plans in order. Contact us at any time to talk about WWS’ International Student experience and to explore what is possible.