Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm 'house of teachings', a name given to it by Musqueam, on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

Langara College is a public post-secondary Designated Learning Institution (DLI). International students are eligible to work off-campus while studying in a full-time program and upon graduation through the Government of Canada Post Graduation Work Permit program (PGWP).

The College is one of Canada's premier institutions for university transfer allowing students to start at Langara and finish a bachelor’s degree at another world-class Canadian university. It provides education at affordable tuition fees, which are lower when compared to universities. Students benefit from small class sizes taught by award-winning instructors.

The Langara English for Academic Preparation (LEAP) program is one of the best ESL programs in Canada to learn and upgrade English language skills before starting academic programs where the language of instruction is English.

At Langara College, we welcome the diversity that our students and employees bring to our campus. Langara College has a big and diverse international student population. Of the 16,000 students who are taking regular studies programs at Langara each term, over 5,000 international students are international and represent over 100 countries. We also have about 500 international students in our LEAP (English as a Second Language) pathway program.

Langara College is an outstanding choice for international students looking to experience everything Canada has to offer in a warm, welcoming, safe, and supportive environment.


Programs Location
Recreation Leadership Vancouver

Scholarships & funding

Langara College scholarships and awards are intended to recognize and support the outstanding achievement of our students. Scholarship and award recipients must satisfy all criteria specified by a donor, unless the donor agrees to waive those criteria.


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Awards & Accreditations

Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE)


Colleges & Institutes Canada


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Student services & facilities

The Hub: Langara College's Office for Student Engagement, your one-stop shop for connecting with activities and resources across the campus. Within the Hub, you will find VOLT, student clubs, student leadership opportunities, information on new student orientation, parent orientation, workshops, and more.

Co-op & Career Development Centre: The Co-op and Career Development Centre is a central resource that is designed to connect students to skills, resources, and employers. Gain access to in-class employment courses, co-operative education opportunities, career workshops, resume review, interview practice, and resources that will help develop essential skills for the workplace. This dynamic centre provides a central place for students, employers, alumni, associations, and sponsors to grow valuable connections.

Counseling: The Langara Counselling Department responds to the needs of students by encouraging their educational success and personal growth. The counselors are professionals trained to provide a variety of confidential counseling services.

Student Clubs: Langara College is pleased to provide support for student clubs in an effort to enhance student life offerings on campus. Students who wish to establish a recognized club on campus must complete the online application form and make an appointment with the Officer, Student Engagement Programs.

VOLT: The VOLT Volunteer Program empowers students to connect with rewarding volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. The program promotes community engagement, social awareness, and student development through volunteerism and can help you make new connections, learn new skills, gain experience, and give back to the community. Convert your energy to a good cause.

Student lifestyle

Langara College is an outstanding choice for international students looking to experience everything Canada has to offer in a warm, welcoming, safe, and supportive environment.

At the core of the college’s approach to supporting international students is the International Education Department, which leads activities and services aimed at assisting students in integrated and adjusting to life at Langara. International Student Coordinators are an important point of contact for new student orientation programs and registration support during the first semester. All international students benefit from a series of workshops and cultural events to build community and support transition to living and learning in Canada. Immigration consultants and advisors can answer questions on study permits and student work permits.

The i-Guide Mentorship program is a highly successful initiative that pairs new international students with current students during their first semester at Langara. These experienced and friendly students are fantastic sources of guidance, support and friendship and allow new arrivals to quickly immerse themselves in campus life.

International students are encouraged to get involved in the College community. Students may volunteer through the International Education Volunteer Program (IEVP) or through the College’s general volunteer program, VOLT. There are many student-run cultural and special interest clubs on campus. If you can’t find a club that interest you, the student services team can help you get one started!

Our Counselling Department offers confidential career, educational, and personal guidance, as well as free student success workshops and course planning sessions. Dedicated international student counsellors support Langara’s international student community.


The Langara Homestay Program gives international students the chance to live with Canadian families while they complete their education, and gives host families the unique opportunity to welcome new people and cultures into their homes. The program has placed tens of thousands of students over the past three decades, enriching the lives of both students and families across the Lower Mainland.


Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia


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