Iryna took two months of Smrt IELTS preparation at the Canadian College of English Language. Many students who are in the last one or two years of their secondary school take an IELTS course to prepare for entrance into university.
In 2012 Smrt and the Canadian College of English Language initiated a scholarship program for 50 students who have lost parents, homes, and livelihoods as a result of the tsunami in Japan. The scholarship was for free tuition (courtesy of CCEL) and free accommodation for up to 3 months.
Valentina speaks about how she took the Smrt IELTS program at the Canadian College of English Language and how much she loves Vancouver.