Sometimes more than others. We do our best to schedule workshops and trips around the GISS timetable and to maximize organization, communication and time management. It is the students’ responsibility to stay in good standing in all of their classes and to prioritize their work loads.
Though it is ideal that a student enroll in GISPA for the full year it is possible to attend for one semester only. The program is structured, to an extent, that skills acquired in the first semester are put into practice in the second semester. However, international students that are at GISS for half a year, or students who have an impossibly restricted timetable have taken one semester of GISPA in the past. Auditions for second semester should be scheduled as early as possible.
Bursaries are available for eligible GISPA students. Additionally, if fees shall cause financial hardship, we will accept payment by instalments (one or more post-dated cheque[s]). For cases of serious need, we can make other arrangements. In the event of an inability to pay, please contact Lyall Ruehlen, GISS Principal, at 250-537-9944.