About Douglas College

Founded in 1970, Douglas is a post-secondary institution near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We have major campuses in New Westminster and the Coquitlam. We also have a Training Centre in Surrey.

Douglas offers Bachelor's degrees and general university arts and science courses, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business, and creative arts.

Every year, about 14,000 students take for-credit courses at Douglas, while a further 9,000 take short-term, non-credit courses for career or personnel development.

Douglas is also a popular choice for international students - every year, Douglas welcomes more than 1,000 students from China, South Korea, Japan and many other countries.

Douglas has 486 faculty members (plus 136 part-time, contract faculty members) who bring academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom. They are focused on teaching and on helping students reach their academic and career goals.

Outside the classroom, over 406 staff and administrators help create a friendly, supportive environment.



Douglas College has an excellent "Homestay Program" which offers international students the opportunity to live with a Canadian family while studying at Douglas College. All of our families have been carefully screened by the homestay staff, and are interested in sharing their home with an international student.

Living with a Canadian homestay family provides international students with many benefits:

  • opportunity to improve their English skills by using English on a daily basis
  • chance to learn about Canadian culture and lifestyle
  • opportunity to enrich the lives of Canadian families by sharing their own culture with a family.
Homestay Fees

Homestay Placement Fee $150.00 (non-refundable)
Short-term Summer Programs (Summer English Language Institute) $25.00 per night
Long-term Programs (College Preparatory ESL program, Academic Programs)
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Study Areas
  • Business
  • PG/PDD
  • Hospitality
  • Science
  • Engineering transfer
  • Computer Science