How top intensive English programs help students make international friends

Intensive English programs are great for helping you learn

Attending a school abroad is a great way to learn many new skills in English communication and comprehension. It’s also something many students quite likely have never done before. Because of this, they might be a bit worried about whether they will make friends.

Fortunately, there’s no need to feel nervous! Top ESL schools help their students make friends from all over the world. Here are some of the ways they do so.

Small class sizes at top ESL schools help you make friends

Spending each day with a small group of fellow students is a great way to quickly make friends. That is an experience you can look forward to at top ESL schools, which offer small class sizes.

You will quickly get to know everybody in your class, which makes for a nice setting for learning English as well as developing strong friendships. Your fellow students will come from all over the world too. This means getting to know them is sure to be a fun way to learn about many different cultures. By the time you finish school, you can expect to have both new English skills and many nice memories of spending time with your classmates!

Classes are small at top schools, helping you make many new friends
Classes are small at top schools, helping you make many new friends

Intensive English programs offer fun group trips to interesting places

There are so many fun sights to see in Canada, and most of the time, it’s more fun to see them with friends. The best ESL schools know that their students want to enjoy some of the local culture while they are in the country for their studies. To help them do so, they will arrange group trips for students. At CultureWorks, for example, students take day trips to Niagara Falls, national parks, local festivals, and many more fun places. These are all great opportunities to bond with classmates, so be sure to take part!

Going on fun trips to interesting places can help you make international friends
Going on fun trips to interesting places can help you make international friends

Top ESL schools help you enjoy fun days out with friends

Not every day out of the classroom is about going to museums or exciting cultural landmarks. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just have a bit of fun!

Top schools offering ESL programs are well aware of this, and try to organize fun events for their students. That might mean bringing students to the beach for the day, or taking them hiking or skating. Going on one of these trips is a great way to spend time with classmates in a less formal setting, and to have a little adventure. It’s a wonderful way to make friends while enrolled in an intensive English program!

Fun recreational activities are part of a good ESL school experience
Fun recreational activities are part of a good ESL school experience

Schools will help students find opportunities to volunteer

Volunteering is a rewarding experience. It can let you spend time working for organizations or causes you care about. It can also be a good way to meet people from outside of your school and make many new friends.

If you want to volunteer while completing an English as a second language program, it’s a great idea to look for a school that will help you do so. A school such as CultureWorks, for example, has volunteer opportunities on campus, and also helps students volunteer in the community. Attending a school that offers these services is a great way to ensure you can find a rewarding volunteering experience and meet many new friends.

Do you want to learn English in Canada at a school that will help you make friends?

Contact CultureWorks to learn more about what we offer!