Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP)

The Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) is a joint venture between the provincial Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the seven English language Regional Centres for Education. With over 1,000 full-time students, the NSISP is one of the largest international student programs in Canada.

The Strait Regional Centre for Education has hosted students from numerous countries in a variety of programs, including Short Term Programs, Teacher Internship Programs and academic semesters/full academic years at the junior high and senior high level.

The Program is currently not accepting new applicants as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Nova Scotia is an ideal place in which to live and the perfect location to learn and develop. A Nova Scotian education is a North American Education. It is a wonderful opportunity for immersion in the language, music, art, and lifestyle of North America.

In Nova Scotia our philosophy is simple - prepare students for continued success in post-secondary studies or the workplace. This is why our schools have been welcoming the world into their classrooms for more than a decade.

For more information on the Nova Scotia International Student Program, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Teasdale, Coordinator

Nova Scotia International Student Program