Endless maple forests, huge lakes and snow covered mountains - Canada is everything you've always imagined. But Canada is not a dream destination only for nature lovers. Cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are vibrant and modern centres of art, shopping, and culture.
13 - 18 year olds
3 - 10 months
Public high school with choice of location & school
British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec
Although Canada has just 35 million inhabitants, the country is the second largest one on earth. Due to its extensive size, Canada offers many different landscapes and environments. From beautiful coasts, to busy cities, and crystal-clear lakes, Canada truly has something for everyone. One of Canada's main characteristics is its multicultural nature. Its time under the French and British powers deeply influenced the country's culture, culture that also shows traces of Irish, German, and Easter European influence. The majority of the population is concentrated in the country's big metropolises of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa. Canada's Indigenous population, which amounts to around 780,000 people, lives predominantly in the south, in the forested areas in the north, and partly on the Arctic islands.
For more detailed information about the Canadian provinces to choose from for your stay, click here.
Does your high school stay start in September? Then don't miss Sprachcaffe's amazing Toronto Experience! During this four-day stopover you will have the opportunity to explore some of Toronto's most iconic locations such as Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, and Toronto Island. Accommodation and meals are of course included in the price, so you don't have to worry about anything and truly enjoy your time in Canada.
The Canadian school year is divided in 3 semesters: Fall (end of August/start of September to December/January), Winter (January to April) and Summer (April/May to July). Choose between:
- September - January or
- January - June
- September - June
A 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 months stay is only possible in some school districts. Departure time can also vary.
The start of the school year in Canada is always one day after "Labor Day", a public holiday which falls on the first Monday of September. Keep in mind that flights depend on the school district, with you flying either at the end of August or the beginning of September. If you book the Toronto Experience you will fly in August and will be able to start your adventure early!
You will stay with a previously screened and approved host family. The student's needs and interests will be met as much as possible with those of the host family.
In Canada, there is no general requirement to wear uniforms in public schools. However, some schools do require it, especially private ones.
Classes run from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. However, this depends on the school district.
Yes, each school district has an Area Coordinator/Area Representative on site to support students*.
Family visits are possible only at the end of the program.
Students usually bring their ski equipment with them, but it can also be rented on site.
Students are not allowed to work during their high school stay.
Public transportation varies in its availability. Which is why students often rely on friends and their host family to get around.
Due to insurance reasons, students are not allowed to sign up for driving courses. It is also not allowed to drive motorized vehicles.
Yes. This program option includes a choice of location and school.
The standard vaccinations common in Europe (tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, pertussis, polio) are recommended.
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