Canadian student exchange programs

Classic High School Exchange options

The combination of snow-covered mountains, oceans and wide plains attracts people from all over the world to this extremely friendly country. Wide open spaces, wildlife, and natural beauty make Canada one of the most livable countries in the world. With the quality of the Canadian education system, high standard of living and low crime rate, Canada is a wonderful destination or exchange students. The schools offer a large selection of subjects, clubs and sports in a friendly, welcoming community.

Canada offers everything from bustling city life in Vancouver and Toronto, skiing in the Rocky Mountains, to long sandy beaches by the coast. There is more to Canada than snowy landscapes, cold temperatures, and hockey games… just waiting for you to discover.

Canada is one of the most picturesque locations in the world, with an impeccable safety record and some of the friendliest people you will find, so what a terrific place for a student exchange program! The schools are amongst some of the best performing across the world. The country has it all, and you will thank yourself for choosing Canada for your high school exchange experience.

Quick facts

Age of students: 15–17 years

Departure: August/September, October, November

Visa: Yes

Area choice: No

School day: Normally from 8.30 to 15.00

Subjects: There are both compulsory subjects and electives

Program: Classic High School Academic Semester & Year, Classic 2-3 Month Short Programs

Views from Canada

Check out our Student Exchange programs

In Canada, we offer Classic Long & Short High School Programs.

The experience of a lifetime

Travelling on an exchange program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can shape your future. Check out this short guide to planning your year in Canada. Join a free Information Session Webinar online and then contact us to make that plan a reality.     

About high school in Canada

By spending your high school exchange in Canada, you will gain unique insight into the everyday life of Canadian teenagers. The Canadian schools are well-known for their excellent reputation and academic standards.

For the most part, students attend public schools in Canada. Education is divided into primary schools, secondary schools and post-secondary schools. Education systems vary between the different provinces and students in the Canadian school system receive a variety of classes. The structure is set up to meet the needs of each individual student. There are many similarities to American high schools here, such as yellow school buses, high school spirit and the classical events prom and homecoming. A fun and educating high school life in Canada awaits.

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Subjects and school activities

When studying at a Canadian high school, you have the perfect opportunity to create your own exchange program. You can choose subjects that suit your interests or that are not as common in your home country. Take the opportunity to study subjects from different fields or try something new. It is all up to you.

If skiing and snowboarding is your thing, Canada offers amazing opportunities to study and ski. There are plenty of different sports and activities available after school. You can join sport teams … eg football, volleyball, curling or lacrosse. Schools often have clubs such as Social Justice Club or Recycling club.

Let us know if you want to play a particular sport or attend a school with a sports profile. Canada has fantastic high schools with a focus on hockey, alpine skiing, and basketball. Take it to the next level and choose a Select program in Canada.

Enquire now

Your spare time in Canada

Enchanting lakes, snowy mountains, vibrant cities, and impressive national parks. Your spare time will be dependent on the school and location you choose. Most exchange students keep busy with after school activities and sports or hanging out with their friends and host family.

This program gives you an opportunity to try new things, meet people, and immerse yourself into Canadian lifestyle and culture.

Winter and summer activities

Due to the optimal weather conditions, skiing is a popular sport all over Canada. The most popular skiing provinces are British Columbia and Alberta in the west, Quebec and also Ontario in the east.

Skiing in the western provinces is said to be the best around the world, offering incredible skiing opportunities in Whistler and the Canadian Rockies. The skiing season usually lasts from November–April.

If you like winter sports, this is the exchange program for you. Spring and summer are usually warm and sunny, offering opportunities to chill by the beach, go hiking in national parks, and go swimming in the lakes or oceans. The larger cities often have music events and festivals making Canada a lively place in the summer.

Enquire now

Staying with a Canadian host family

By staying with a host family, you will have insight to the Canadian life, and become part of a new family. Living with a Canadian family is the very best way of getting to know the country. You will experience the true Canadian culture as well as join your host family on their spare time activities. Delicious treats popular in the country, such as poutine, bannock bread, and tourtière.

Carefully selected host families

All our families are carefully selected and are looking forward to welcoming you into their home. Some families have kids and pets, some are young, others are older. What they all have in common is they look forward to introducing you to their culture as well as to take part of yours. It is always appreciated when the students show initiative and create dishes from their home country. Impress on them by making a Pavlova, or another favourite meal from home.

Learn about host families

About high school in Canada

By spending your high school exchange in Canada, you will gain unique insight into the everyday life of Canadian teenagers. The Canadian schools are well-known for their excellent reputation and academic standards.

For the most part, students attend public schools in Canada. Education is divided into primary schools, secondary schools and post-secondary schools. Education systems vary between the different provinces and students in the Canadian school system receive a variety of classes. The structure is set up to meet the needs of each individual student. There are many similarities to American high schools here, such as yellow school buses, high school spirit and the classical events prom and homecoming. A fun and educating high school life in Canada awaits.

Enquire now
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Subjects and school activities

When studying at a Canadian high school, you have the perfect opportunity to create your own exchange program. You can choose subjects that suit your interests or that are not as common in your home country. Take the opportunity to study subjects from different fields or try something new. It is all up to you.

If skiing and snowboarding is your thing, Canada offers amazing opportunities to study and ski. There are plenty of different sports and activities available after school. You can join sport teams … eg football, volleyball, curling or lacrosse. Schools often have clubs such as Social Justice Club or Recycling club.

Let us know if you want to play a particular sport or attend a school with a sports profile. Canada has fantastic high schools with a focus on hockey, alpine skiing, and basketball. Take it to the next level and choose a Select program in Canada.

Enquire now
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Your spare time in Canada

Enchanting lakes, snowy mountains, vibrant cities, and impressive national parks. Your spare time will be dependent on the school and location you choose. Most exchange students keep busy with after school activities and sports or hanging out with their friends and host family.

This program gives you an opportunity to try new things, meet people, and immerse yourself into Canadian lifestyle and culture.

Winter and summer activities

Due to the optimal weather conditions, skiing is a popular sport all over Canada. The most popular skiing provinces are British Columbia and Alberta in the west, Quebec and also Ontario in the east.

Skiing in the western provinces is said to be the best around the world, offering incredible skiing opportunities in Whistler and the Canadian Rockies. The skiing season usually lasts from November–April.

If you like winter sports, this is the exchange program for you. Spring and summer are usually warm and sunny, offering opportunities to chill by the beach, go hiking in national parks, and go swimming in the lakes or oceans. The larger cities often have music events and festivals making Canada a lively place in the summer.

Enquire now
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Staying with a Canadian host family

By staying with a host family, you will have insight to the Canadian life, and become part of a new family. Living with a Canadian family is the very best way of getting to know the country. You will experience the true Canadian culture as well as join your host family on their spare time activities. Delicious treats popular in the country, such as poutine, bannock bread, and tourtière.

Carefully selected host families

All our families are carefully selected and are looking forward to welcoming you into their home. Some families have kids and pets, some are young, others are older. What they all have in common is they look forward to introducing you to their culture as well as to take part of yours. It is always appreciated when the students show initiative and create dishes from their home country. Impress on them by making a Pavlova, or another favourite meal from home.

Learn about host families
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Hear from our exchange students in Canada

Chelsea

I loved my exchange!
It was such an eye opening experience and I hope I keep the friendships and memories with me forever!

– Chelsea in Canada

Jessica

“It’s good to talk to your teachers when something confuses you or makes you feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed because they are there to help you.

– Jessica in Canada

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