GEC Pearson: Student Testimonials

March 24, 2021

GEC is the largest off-campus student residence and community in Vancouver. Hear what our students from VanArts, Vancouver Film School, ILAC International College, UBC, and Langara College say about living at GEC Pearson student housing in Vancouver.

GEC Pearson is located in a peaceful and quiet neighbourhood in Central Vancouver. Two brand new buildings offer contemporary furnishing and modern amenities in bright and airy apartments. Spend time in the courtyard or fitness centre, enjoy the high-speed unlimited WiFi in your apartment, and take your time to unwind. Our full-time management team will take care of the rest. Discover Vancouver by staying at GEC Pearson, the leading student housing and accommodation in Vancouver.

Nearby schools include Langara College, UBC (University of British Columbia), KPU Richmond (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), TWU Richmond (Trinity Western University), and more.


Megha | VanArts (Vancouver Institute of Media Arts)

“Hi, I’m Megha. I’m from India. I’m studying 3D animation at VanArts. I find GEC really amazing. It’s quite friendly, it’s super comforting, and the neighbourhood is really awesome. I love to go to parks because I get to see so many dogs and I love to play football. I usually go to Winona Park to play football and it’s the best time.

The staff are quite friendly as well. They are really quick at responding to our issues if we ever come across any. They’re pretty cool.”

Heavenly | Vancouver Film School

“My name’s Heavenly. I moved from Montreal. I’m going to VFS, Vancouver Film School, for 3D animation. It’s like 20 minutes to take the train. It really isn’t that far. It’s just downtown. Honestly, the fact that I can focus on my studies – it’s pretty nice. Because I’m not next to a busy road or anything, so the fact that I can focus more on my time and the studies I get to do is kind of nice.”

Leticia | ILAC International College

“Hola, my name is Leticia. I’m from Brazil. I’ve been here for one year. I’m going to ILAC College. I like the location. It’s so good. I like the staff. Every time I have any problems or any questions, everyone helps me for the best. I prefer here because I have my space, I have my routine. I can focus more on my studies.”

Hayley | University of British Columbia

“I’m Hayley and I’m from Hong Kong. I used to go to UBC. It’s about a half an hour train ride plus a 10-15 minute bus ride. I’ve been with GEC Pearson for about two months now. I like how flexible it is. I can move in anytime and move out anytime, but the community is still there and I still feel connected.”

Kaeden | Langara College

“My name’s Kaeden. I’m from Kelowna, BC. I’ve been at GEC now for about two weeks and I go to Langara College. I was just kind of looking around the area for affordable housing and stuff like that and I came across GEC. It’s got a really nice stove, really nice oven, microwave, and I find I cook every day. I haven’t really ordered any food yet, so they’ve got everything I need.

I just thought GEC gave kind of a better opportunity for me to focus on my studies and stuff like that. It was also really nice and close to everything.   I find it super friendly, everyone who’s walking around always says hi and whatever and I feel like the staff here are all very approachable. It’s just really good!”

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