Welcome To Newfoundland

Internationally recognized for its hospitality and the warmth of its people, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the friendliest, cleanest, and safest places in the world. NISEP students will have the opportunity to live and learn at the site where North America begins – where you can photograph herds of caribou, seabird colonies, whales, and spectacular views of icebergs or majestic fjords! 

Newfoundland sits as Canada’s easternmost province, but the island has a cultural heritage that is completely unique – including collections of music and folklore, traditional foods and celebrations, and a treasured way of life. Each small community has its own history, and every Newfoundlander has a story to tell, which leads to many opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom! 

Fun Facts

Home of the Newfoundland Dog, the Labrador Retriever, and the Newfoundland Pony.

The Tony Award-Winning musical was based on the true story of Newfoundlanders in the aftermath of 9/11. 

Our capital city St. John’s is America’s Oldest City. 

Space to Grow

The refreshing scent of the Atlantic Ocean is almost always nearby in Newfoundland. Most cities and towns are situated near the coastline, since early settlers made their living from the sea. During the spring and early summer, icebergs from the North visit the sheltered harbours of Trinity and Conception Bays – the perfect photo op during a weekend trip or an after-school excursion with new friends and host families! 

There’s no shortage of breathing room – notable features almost everywhere in the province are hills and cliffs, rivers, lakes, and plenty of nature paths to explore. It doesn’t matter where or when you arrive in the province, there are outdoor adventures to enjoy all year long. You might hop on an all-terrain vehicle in the summer or a snowmobile in the winter, take a bike trail journey, or even go kayaking. Students who love to exercise and get their fresh air fix will fit right in! 

Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, we understand the value of relaxation and peace of mind. Our air is clean of pollution, our communities are quiet and cozy, and there’s always a chance of soothing rain showers. 

Things to do

Newfoundland and Labrador is known for its history, traditions, and beautiful landscapes. But much like the weather, things are always changing around here! 

Travel Here

The majority of NISEP Schools are found in what’s known as the Metro Area – which includes the capital city of St. John’s, Mount Pearl, and Conception Bay South. However, there are several schools in the communities outside the city. These communities include Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Pasadena, and Stephenville on the West Coast; Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Placentia, Clarenville on the Avalon peninsula; and finally, Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor in Central Newfoundland. 

St. John’s International Airport (airport code YYT) will be the airport where most students arrive. Located on the outskirts of St. John’s, it is the largest airport in the province. St. John’s is a 3-hour flight from New York; 3 hours from Toronto; and 4.5 hours from London, England. Scheduled arrivals and departures are available through the airport website: www.stjohnsairport.com 

NISEP is not currently offered on the mainland portion of the province, Labrador.