About GPI

About GPI Canada

We provide opportunities for both Canadian and international students to take part in a cross-border student exchange.  It 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:
  • The best possible study solutions for those looking to study in Canada.
  • Services to make your Canadian study experience positive and beneficial.
  • Opportunities for international friendship and global citizenship.

Featured District

Northern Lights School District No. 69, Alberta

Schools: 1 / Students: 400
Programs Offered: Academics, performing arts
Specialized Programs: Cosmetology, Multi-media, industrial 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.

Neil Hosler

Alberta Regional Manager

"Neil Hosler has been the Alberta Regional Manager since 2005, and has been hosting international students from around the world since 1998. He has worked with over 40 schools and school divisions throughout Alberta, and has helped place over 1,500 students in Canadian homestays across Alberta. Working with his team of PCs, Neil is encouraged that so many students have enjoyed Alberta’s spectacular nature, multiculturalism, people, and educational experiences."

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 and Services

GPI Canada Programs and Services

GPI Canada introduces students to educational programs nationwide.

  • English Language Learning (ELL) Short and Long Term Programs
  • Full Immersion Programs
  • Boarding Schools
  • Summer Programs

GPI Canada also provides services to ensure the support and success of students in their learning and stay in Canada.

  • Homestay accommodation
  • Local Program Coordinators to assist students and be available for on call support
  • Student Reporting and Progress Tracking
  • Airport Transfer
  • Custodianship
  • Visa Support

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!