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Thinking about going to school in the USA?

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Study & Go Abroad Fair – Virtual Workshops

The Study & Go Abroad Fair is held each year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Admission is free.

September 24th, 2020

Study and Go Abroad Fair – Booths from Canadian, U.S., and other universities from around the world. EducationUSA will have a booth and will be presenting a webinar at 3 pm ET “The Five Steps to U.S. Study” – REGISTER HERE

“The Five Steps to U.S. Study” webinar – REGISTER HERE

September 28th, 2020

EducationUSA Regional Event: Tips & Tricks to Filling Out the Common App (EducationUSA Canada will be presenting) – REGISTER HERE

Thinking about taking a year off to travel or explore possibilities?

Check out the websites below.

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MEI offers Ministry-accredited courses that are accredited by the Upper Grand District School Board. These course credits will appear on students’ academic records and can be used for university entrance. Their academic advisors work with students’ home schools to ensure that courses meet their curriculum standards and that students are well prepared when applying to universities around the world.  MEI offers many term and summer programs. Visit for more information. 

Language Enrichment Opportunities

Click here for a variety of french enrichment opportunities, including exchange programs, summer programs, travel & learn programs and other trip opportunities. 

Learn French! is a database of resources to enhance the curriculum and inspire students to learn French in an interactive and engaging way.

Opportunities for Graduates

Thinking about working and traveling abroad? If you are a Canadian Citizen between 18 and 35, International Experience Canada can help you get a work permit (sometimes called a work visa).  Choose from over 30 countries and territories and:

Visit: http://CANADA.CA/IEC

Student Volunteer/Employment/Credit/Exchange Programs

*CDDHS does not endorse any particular exchange/volunteer program.

 They are simply advertised as a resource for parents/students.

Credit/Employment Programs


Blyth Academy
  •  Study abroad – March Break & summer program


Georgia Hardy Tours
  • Students 15 – 19
  • High school credit courses in Europe


Global Journeys
  • Summer high school credit courses and March Break programs


MEI International Academy

*UGDSB approved curriculum

  • Semester, summer, on-line
  • March Break programs


Ontario Ranger
  • Must be 17 by December 31 but not 18
  • Summer employment


International Experience Canada
  • Government of Canada program designed for youth (18+) wishing to travel & work abroad.


Edu Travel
  • Earn high school credits in summer or March Break
  • Various locations around the world

Volunteer and Exchange Programs:



AFS Interculture Canada

  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Exchange & study abroad programs
  • Host family programs

ASEE Student Exchange Program

  • Various locations around the world

CEEF (Canadian Education Exchange Foundation)

  • International student exchange
  • 3 month and summer

International Student Exchange Ontario

  • 9 & 12 week exchanges
  • Summer program

Lattitude Global Volunteering


  • For people aged 17 – 25
  • 4 – 12 months
  • Organizations in over 20 countries


Projects Abroad

  • For people aged 16 – 75
  • International Volunteer

Volunteer Abroad

  • For students aged 16 – 19
  • 2 weeks, July and August


  • International student exchange


YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

  • Summer work student exchange
  • Students aged 16 – 19
  • French immersion in Canada