International Students

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Rainbow International

About Rainbow International

Rainbow Schools offer exceptional programs in English and French Immersion from Kindergarten to Grade 12, including the International Baccalaureate Program and the Advanced Placement Program.

Secondary schools prepare students for university, college and the workplace. Support with learning English enables students to build a foundation for success in their overall studies.

Students have a broad selection of courses to choose from, including physics, chemistry, biology, calculus, algebra, accounting, business, law, computer studies, international languages, arts, technical design and more.

Guidance Counsellors are always available to talk to and to support students as they make choices about postsecondary pathways and future career plans.

Caring teachers deliver courses in safe and nurturing learning environments.

Experiential learning enhances and supplements 21st century classroom instruction, which focuses on collaboration to engage all students in their journey of discovery.

Program Options:

  • Academic and cultural experiences for one or two semesters
  • Graduation with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Advanced Placement Program
  • Credit ESL courses
  • Summer Programs
  • University and College Preparation

Rainbow Schools are exciting places to be, where diversity is valued and celebrated; and learning is relevant and fun.

High Expectations at Rainbow International

  • Rigorous academics include the International Baccalaureate Program and Advanced Placement Program.
  • Purposeful learning activities tackle relevant global challenges, including cultural tolerance and environmental sustainability.
  • 21st Century Education empowers students to dig deeper through creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication and citizenship using digital technology.
  • Leadership challenges promote volunteerism and diversity through student government, Amnesty International, the Students Leading Students Conference and Dare to Stand Out.
  • Exceptional schools develop students who are focused, motivated, determined, collaborative, happy, caring, tireless and fearless.

Ontario’s Strategy for International Education

Ministry of Education website


Located four hours north of Toronto, the City of Greater Sudbury is nestled on the Great Lakes Basin within the Canadian Shield. It is situated in the heart of Northeastern Ontario, an area that stretches from the Quebec border in the west to the eastern shore of Lake Superior, north to the James Bay and Hudson’s Bay coastlines.

Greater Sudbury’s vast geographic expanse – 3,627 square kilometres – makes it the largest municipality in Ontario and the second largest in Canada. A picturesque place, Greater Sudbury has 330 lakes, including the largest city-contained lake in the world.

Well-known as a leader in mining, Greater Sudbury has also become a regional centre in financial and business services, tourism, health care, research, education and government. The city has exceptional educational facilities, a leading cancer research centre and a world-class science centre. It also has highly progressive technology, life sciences, medical sciences and biotechnology sectors.

Diverse and dynamic, Greater Sudbury is home to a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments, where residents enjoy a vibrant cultural life and many outdoor activities, from canoeing, skiing, skating to hiking.

Greater Sudbury offers a safe, friendly, family-oriented, bilingual community (English and French) where diversity thrives.

Sudbury: Scenic sights. Urban delights.


In order to be successful in school, students need a caring, comfortable home. The homestay program brings students and families together.

Families welcome students into their homes; provide a friendly, nurturing and supportive environment to live and learn; encourage and take an interest in the student’s life and schoolwork; and share their lifestyle and culture with others.

The homestay coordinator interviews host families in their home and ensures they have a background check. The homestay coordinator also monitors students throughout their stay and provides support to both students and host families.

Homestay offers an excellent way for international students to learn about the customs and culture of Canada. It also provides a great environment for students to improve their English.

Students are placed in a safe, secure and stable home, with a private bedroom and access to all of the amenities. It is a wonderful home-away-from-home experience.

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Canada Homestay Network

Since 1995, Canada Homestay Network (CHN) has assisted many international students find a suitable home away from home. CHN has earned exceptional client satisfaction based on common values, successful experience, and the highest professional standards in the industry.

Through a comprehensive application and matching system, they are able to design a homestay program that is especially for you.

Apply online today through the Canada Homestay Network online portal system.

Interested in hosting an international student?

Canada Homestay Network invites you to an information session where you can meet the team and learn about how you can welcome an international student into your home.

March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm – Lockerby Composite School
March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm – Lively District Secondary School
March 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm – Lasalle Secondary School
March 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm – Confederation Secondary School

Media Coverage

Homestay Network Interview - CTV - December 13, 2016


In Rainbow Schools, students participate in competitive and non-competitive sports including badminton, basketball, golf, hockey, football, soccer, track and field, rowing, volleyball, swimming, tennis, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, canoeing and hiking. Northern Ontario offers exceptional recreational opportunities in all seasons.

Students can also join a variety of clubs and teams and take part in many activities, including band, chess, reach for the top, drama, photography, Student Council, Athletic Council, chess, Amnesty International, Art Club, Beekeepers Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters Club, Biology contests, Breakfast Club, Environmental Club, Film Production Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Improv Team, Knitting Club, Math contests, Movie Club, Multicultural Club, Relay for Life, Robotics Team and Rock Band.

With access to a wide variety of sports, clubs, teams and activities, students enjoy a full secondary school experience. Common interests bring students together in a spirit of friendship and fun. In the process, they build important life skills, including teamwork, co-operation and communication. They also make memories that will last a lifetime.

Application and Fee Information

Interested students are encouraged to fill out the Rainbow International application form.

A letter of recommendation must also be completed, in English, by a recent teacher, counselor or principal.

The tuition fee schedule and refund policy outlines requirements for a refund, where applicable.

Please review the student calendar and student checklist for additional information.

These documents can be found below.

Study in Canada with affordable medical insurance. Ingle International offers a Comprehensive+ Insurance Plan that is mandatory for all international students.

Entrance Dates: September and February
Application Fee: $200 administration and online orientation
Full Year Tuition Fee: $12,500 for a maximum of eight courses
1 Semester Tuition Fee: $6,250 for a maximum of four courses
Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $150
Homestay Monthly Fee: $850
Mandatory Annual Health Insurance Fee: $600
Annual Custodianship Fee: $650 and $240 airport transfer

All funds are in Canadian dollars.