Safety, Rules and Behavior


Every student is met personally at the airport immediately upon arrival and escorted back to the residence. At the end of the program students are accompanied to the airport where our staff oversees check-in and departure. A representative stays at the airport until all the flights have departed.


Our programs take place in secure residences, situated in safe neighborhoods, with controlled access and 24hr security. Day-to-day life is overseen by teams of Deans - professional educators drawn from leading schools in the US and Canada. Each program has an office, in a central location, which is open and permanently staffed by Deans from before 8am until well past midnight, where students and their parents can seek advice or assistance. Every student checks in personally, every evening, with the Deans on duty. The Program Director, Deans, residential staff, and some members of faculty live in the residences, ensuring round-the-clock care and supervision. The rules about exploring the cities vary from program to program. Generally speaking, students are free to discover the surrounding neighborhoods in small groups without adult supervision during the day and, in the older programs, in the evening. At other times staff is available to accompany students and help ensure that the venues are both welcoming and safe.


Students check in with the Deans between 10 and 11pm. Thereafter they can make use of the common areas, watch movies, or socialize quietly until midnight, when they are expected to be in their own rooms and quiet.


Students are expected to maintain a standard of behavior commensurate with life in a college that they share with adult faculty and staff. Excessive noise, abuse of property or facilities, or other anti-social behavior is strictly forbidden. Smoking is not allowed. Our faculty and staff members in residence take responsibility for maintaining standards of order and decorum.


Students accepted into our programs must sign an agreement not to purchase, possess or consume alcohol or drugs or associate with any student who does. Any student found in violation of this policy will immediately be expelled and sent home at the family’s expense.