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About GPI

About GPI

We provide opportunities for both Canadian and international students to take part in cross-border student exchange.  Is is our goal to ensure that by experiencing the challenges and rewards of living and studying in unfamiliar cultural surroundings, our students will develop the skills to thrive in - and ultimately shape - our rapidly shrinking world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to expand international education by providing:

  • High standard language instruction
  • Cultural skills and understanding
  • International friendship

Featured District

Burnaby School District No.41, British Columbia

Schools: 49 / Students: 24000
Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, Summer Camp
Specialized Programs: French Immersion, Advanced Placement, Sports, Fine Arts

Management Team

Management Team

Our national program is led by a team dedicated to expanding our network of relationships with passionate, like-minded educators and organizations in Canada and around the world.

Tanis Wood

Manitoba / Ontario Regional Manager

"Mrs. Tanis Wood started working with GPI in 2005 as a Program Coordinator, graduating to the role of Manitoba Regional Manager in 2007. She has worked with 19 schools in Manitoba & Kenora, Ontario, and has helped place over 175 students in Canadian homestays in her region. Working with her PCs, Tanis ensures her students enjoy their experiences in Manitoba & Kenora, despite the sometimes challenging realities of a harsh climate and living in a rural community. She’s proud of her students for embracing the activities and experiences their communities and schools have to offer, and for becoming active members of their communities – enriching both their own experience as well as the lives of local residents."

Scott Aalgaard

Board of Directors, GPI Canada

"Scott Aalgaard is a teacher, scholar, and translator of modern and contemporary Japanese cultural production, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Mr. Aalgaard is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, and the J. A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship."

GPI Programs

GPI Programs

GPI Canada operates nationwide in Canada to provide an extensive range of programs from 1-3 months in length.

  • English Language Programs
  • Leadership Training Programs
  • Homestay Programs

Explore Canada

Explore Canada

Global Partners Institute is partnered with schools across Canada and offers wonderful educational experiences from small rural communities, to the bigger cities across Canada. GPI Canada will be curating youtube videos that speak to the diverse experiences of students across Canada from the perspective of homestay experiences, school adventures, and immersing in a brand new Canadian environment. Remember, Canada is cool!