Summer Work Student Exchange Program – http://www.summer-work.com/ Benefit from a paid six-week summer employment aimed at students (aged 16 or 17) wanting to improve their French language skills. Apply on-line.
AFS Interculture Canada – http://www.afscanada.org Offers year long, semestered, and summer exchange programs for 15 – 18 year old students to spend one school year (or less), living with a host family in one of 55 countries. Financial aid is available.
Student Travel Schools – STS – http://www.sts-education.com Do you want to go on a cultural exchange and attend school in Europe, Brazil or South Africa? You can study abroad for a five or ten week term.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs – www.asse.com Spend a school year abroad in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 and become fully immersed in another culture. Semester programs and summer programs are also available. See website for details regarding countries and length of programs.
Lattitude Global Volunteering – www.lattitudecanada.org Charity specializing in volunteering for 17 – 25 year olds. They have a global vision and aim to provide unique experiences of voluntary work placements for young people from around the world.
Canada World Youth – www.canadaworldyouth.org This opportunity is for students who would be interested in spending time exploring Canada and another country for 6 – 7 months, learning skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication. Students ages 17 – 24 are eligible.
Challenge International – www.yci.org Join an international team of volunteers and travel to Africa, Costa Rica, Guyana or the South Pacific regions. Work with local people on effective community-based projects and gain valuable skills. Participants must be 18 – 30 years of age. 5 – 10 week placements. 5 weeks – $2,900 plus airfare. Apply on-line. Continual sign up.
Au Pair Opportunities – www.greataupair.com Unique opportunity at low cost to have a cultural experience and acquire a second language. Must be 18 – 26 years of age and have some child care experience. Must have learned French 2 – 3 years minimum. Suggest you do a language program once/day.
Working Vacation – www.swap.ca Work available in 12 different countries, some of which include France, Britain, New Zealand, Germany, U.S., Ireland, and South Africa. Fees start at approximately $400 and you must prove you have support funds. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Must use Travel Cuts Student Travel Company for flights.
A GAP Year Abroad – www.gapyearabroad.ca Travel Cuts Student Travel Company offers volunteer opportunities abroad for students. Approximately $400 registration fee, plus airfare, plus participatory fees.
Exchanges Canada Website – www.exchanges.gc.ca This website contains a variety of exchange opportunities in cooperation with number of non-governmental organizations. Many of these opportunities are for university graduates.