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Summer Camp & Eco-tour

Culture, Ecology & English Summer Programs

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Program Purpose

This program encourages Hong Kong students to venture to foreign territory and completely immerse themselves in an English envrionment. The Maple Ridge area is selected due to its proximity to nature, safe environment and friendly community.


Through staying in foster homes and studying in a small classroom environment, students can strengthen their English understanding through daily conversation and learning both in and outside of the classroom, while experiencing full-fledged Canadian culture.

Partners Education Foundation have been hosting this tour since 2014, and have successfully helped more than 2,500 students throughout the years. 

  • Immersive English Environment:
    Located in the vibrant town of Maple Ridge, Thomson Rivers University is a reputable university in the area, with a safe and beautiful environment connected to nature. Making it an optimal environment to learn English.

  • Foster Accommodation:
    During the summer program, students will be assigned to a local family for housing. Each eligible host family passes a stringent background check and is safe and friendly. This accommodation arrangement allows students to experience the day-to-day of a true Canadian family.

  • Small Classrooms - Customized Learning:
    Students learn in a small class-size, increasing interactions between students and teachers and enabling more attention per student. 

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Maple Ridge
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With a population of approximately 70,000 residents, the City of Maple Ridge is conveniently located in one hour drive North of city center in Vancouver, British Columbia. Students can connect with nature while having option to explore the city at the same time. Residents of the community are active in outdoor activities usually around the Coastal Mountain area South of Maple Ridge. Maple Ridge also has a rich history, where statues of soldiers that fought in the war are commemorated in the city center.

School District No.42:

Maple Ridge's School District consists of more than 15,000 students, governing more than 21 primary schools, 6 middle schools, distance courses and various courses for higher education. 

Thompson Rivers

Founded in 1970, Thomson Rivers University is located in Kamloops, BC, Canada (also known as Kamloops), and is a new public university. The campus covers 250 acres and is about 365 kilometers from Vancouver, a 3 hour drive. The school's predecessor was Cariboo College, which was established in the 1970s, and renamed University College of Cariboo in 1989.

Due to the school's accomplishments and wide recognition by the education community and the Government of British Columbia, Canada and the Association of Canadian Universities and Colleges, the school was granted a university status, where it was renamed to Thomson Rivers University in 2005.

Thomson Rivers University now offers more than 100 academic and professional courses, and currently enrolls more than 10,000 students, including more than 800 international students from 53 countries and regions.

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Canada Columbia Icefield Ecology Tour

  • Embark on the Columbia Icefield Ecology Tour and appreciate nature in its original form. Students can visit cities and towns in British Columbia and Aberdeen, especially the Rocky Natural Parks, Banff National Park, famous destinations in the World Heritage List.


  • Visit the Columbia Glacier, a famous hydrology study location in North America where water flows east, west, and north into the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans, respectively.

Canada Yellowknife Ecology Tour

  • Indulge in the beauty of nature that Canada has to offer by embarking on the Yellowknife Ecology Tour. Students can experience the magical feeling of Aurora, experience the art of ice sculpting and sit on a sled led by huskies.

  • Yellowknife is located in Canada's Northwest territory, South of the Arctic Circle. During the winter, the weather is relatively stable, where Aurora can be seen 250 / 365 days out of the year.