Okanagan College administers a medical insurance plan that offers students comprehensive coverage at a reasonable rate ($2 CAD per day.) It is mandatory that International students register with this plan and Okanagan College automatically enrols them as part of the registration process. After three months, students are eligible for the British Columbia Medical Plan at a rate of $64.00 per month. All rates are subject to change.
Extended Health and Dental Plan
International students registered in three or more courses in a degree, diploma or certificate program, or 18 hours per week in a vocational program longer than 40 weeks, are automatically enrolled in the Okanagan College Students Union's Health and Dental Plan. Visit www.ocsu.ca (Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Penticton) or www.kcsa.bc.ca (Vernon) for more information.
Homestay: Okanagan College staff will find families in the community who can provide accommodation for students. The cost, including room and meals, is $750 per month. For more information on Homestay, go to: http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/departments/International_Education/Accommodation/Homestay.html or contact:
Mame McCrea Silva, Program Coordinator, Homestay
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
250-762-5445 Ext. 4670
Off-Campus: From September to April, nearby motels rent their units to students. Selection varies from bed-sitting rooms to small apartments, with rates ranging from $900 to $1,300 per month. A selection of apartment accommodation is also available in the community, but students must pursue this on their own.
Dormitory: Dormitory accommodation with single, twin and pod rooms are available with costs between $1,900 and $2,400 per semester (16 weeks). Students must apply directly to the Student Residence office for dormitory accommodation.
For more information check the website at www.okanagan.bc.ca/housing or contact:
Student Housing, Okanagan College
#100-860 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9K9
Telephone: (250) 862-5422
Toll free: 1-800-608-3124
Fax: (250) 862-5423
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/27/2017