While enrolled in the NSISP, international students have the opportunity to learn more about Canadian culture by participating in the cultural trips.
There are two trips a year, one in the autumn and one in the spring. The autumn trip goes to Toronto/Niagara Falls and the spring trip goes to Montreal/Ottawa.
The NSISP believes the key to student success is full integration into local schools, families, and communities. To this end, the NSISP annually trains more than 100 Nova Scotian students to become student ambassadors.
Schools form an important social and cultural hub for international students while they are in Nova Scotia. Students make new friends, participate in extra-curricular activities, and learn about Canadian culture in school. The NSISP created the ‘Welcoming Schools Program’ in 2012 to clearly identify a set of criteria to ensure schools would follow established best practices.
Created by student ambassadors, the Student Passport is an innovative tool to help encourage local engagement between international students, host parents, student ambassadors, and homestay coordinators. The passport showcases different seasonal activities the students can participate in and places of interest the students can visit during their time in Nova Scotia.