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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 School

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Located 15 minutes across the water from the world class city of Vancouver, North Vancouver is a prime location for students to live and study. It is a very friendly, family oriented, multi-cultural community with easy access to all amenities.

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.

Michael Polan

President, GPI Canada

“I have worked in the field of international education for over 20 years. I have managed all aspects of being an international educator from designing short term educational tours, to creating homestay programs and supporting students while they study abroad. I am a firm believer in the mission of Global partners to support educational travel as a key factor in understanding different cultures and developing compassion for others and at the same time gaining understanding of oneself.”

Aki McNichols

Japanese Client Manager, Canada

“I was once an international student in Vancouver, so I can relate to the struggles our students face. It’s very rewarding to see our students come to Canada and thrive during their stay here. It can be a challenging experience for many students, but we’re here to support them every step of the way.”

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