Latest updates on travel restrictions to Canada and ILSC/Greystone College’s move to online learning
March 17, 2020
Yesterday the Government of Canada announced the closure of its borders to travellers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In light of this and our move to online classes for the next 2 weeks, we’d like to provide you with some additional information.
How is ILSC supporting students during this period of online delivery?
ILSC’s advisors and managers are available at our schools in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to support all students and to answer their questions.
How will the online classes work?
Students at both ILSC and Greystone College began their online classes today. This is a short-term solution for the delivery of classes, while we support your students and protect them, faculty and staff from the spread of COVD-19. Greystone College Montreal students will be given a two week break from their studies and missed classes will be made up at a later date, however they can continue to access learning material via their online Moodle platform.
This week language classes are being offered 3 hours each day between 9am and 12pm. As of March 23rd, classes will be offered 4 hours per day (20 hours per week). Through application of the Zoom platform ILSC students are taught by our experienced teachers and can expect the same high levels of professionalism to which you and they are accustomed.
Greystone College classes are being delivered online via Moodle during the regular study schedule. The Moodle platform is familiar to all students and has been used by Greystone College for some time.
The ILSC academic and technology teams have worked intensively to bring our transformative learning experience quickly online for both ILSC and Greystone College students.
Students from outside Canada wishing to postpone or cancel
As a result of the current travel restrictions on international students from entering Canada, ILSC and Greystone College requires students scheduled to arrive over the next 30 days to postpone their studies to a later date.
Existing students who wish to cancel their studies
ILSC will follow our published cancelation and refund policies as outlined in our Application forms found online. In addition, and in light of the situation, we will offer a non-cash voucher for unused study weeks not covered by the cash refund. This voucher is non-transferable and may be redeemed within the next 12 months for studies at any time.
Students who choose not to take the online lessons can opt to take a break and to extend their classes for two weeks free of charge at the end of their stay. Additional accommodation fees may apply.
As always, ILSC’s sales and registrations teams are available to assist you and your students with changes to study and travel plans.
Paul Schroeder – CEO
Chris Nolan – VP Sales & Marketing