New location for IH Vancover, SEVP for IH San Diego

26, November, 2014


International House Vancouver, part of the IH Pacific group of schools in North America, has moved to a new location in the city’s historical centre, while fellow IH Pacific school IH San Diego, USA, has been SEVIS approved and is now free to recruit long-term, full-time students.



The reception of the new IH Vancouver location in International Village Mall


The new IH Vancouver school is situated in the International Village Mall at 88 West Pender, a short walk from the Stadium sky train station.

“International Village is in the hub of the city,” said Jeff Romonko, Academic Director and Co-Owner of the school. “Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown and local attractions like the famous Steam Clock, Rogers Arena, BC Place, the Seawall and the Plaza of Nations are only a short walk away. We are very excited to offer our students the best of Vancouver right at our doorstep.”

Meanwhile, IH San Diego has been approved by SEVIS, the web-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security to manage approved schools in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), and can now issue I-20 certificates to enrol students on full-time courses of up to one year. F-1 visas are issued to students that intend to pursue a full-time course of study of 18 hours or more per week.

“It’s been a long process to get all of the approvals needed for our centre, and we now have every stamp of assurance that any student or agent could look for in a language school,” said Karen Johnson, Director of the school.

IH San Diego is a member of Accet and approved by the BPPE, the California state bureau that oversees private postsecondary institutions.

“All these approvals, combined with our International House World Organisation affiliation, makes IH San Diego truly one of the best choices for international students,” said Johnson.

As well as the schools in Vancouver and San Diego, the IH Pacific group also includes IH Whistler, Canada, and Hollywood, USA.

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