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Study & Go Abroad Fair – Virtual Workshops

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


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

 Check out the organizations below:

Can Gap

A registered non-profit organization with a mission to support young people.

 

Discover Year

A one year career and life skills program that helps young adults

 

HI Canada

Hostelling International Canada is part of the world’s largest hostel network made up of 3,300 hostels in 64 countries

League of Innovators

National Canadian charity that empowers young people to be their own bosses in life and career.

My Gap Year

Provides quality opportunities for growth to young adults in Canada.

 

 

 

RBC Future Launch

Focuses on 4 opportunities to help youth: get work experience, grow their network, gain new skills & enhance their mental well-being. 

 

Operation Groundswell

Immersive experiences from around the world

 

 

 

Outward Bound Canada

A registered charity that offers social emotional education through experiential adventures in the outdoors.

 

Au Pair Organizations: Au Pairs generally provide 20-40 hours per week of childcare and light domestic duties plus some extra evening babysitting if required. The host family provides the au pair with their own bedroom, meals and pays for utilities.

Adanacaupair.ca

Aupaircanada.info

Aupaircanada.net

Aupairworld.com

*CDDHS does not endorse any aupair organizations. They are provided as sources of information only.


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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 https://meiacademy.com/ for more information. 

 


French Language Enrichment Opportunities

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

SayOui.ca can help you explore post-secondary education options and future careers in FSL.

The Official Languages Program is a trusted and respected Canadian program to learn French.

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


International Experience Canada

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 or Employment Programs

Description

   Website
Blyth Academy
  •  Study abroad – March Break & summer program
www.blytheducation.com

 

Class Afloat
  • Earn credits while sailing to various destinations
classafloat.com
Edu Travel
  • Earn high school credits in summer or March Break
  • Various locations around the world
www.edutravelforcredit.com
Georgia Hardy Tours
  • Students 15 – 19
  • High school credit courses in Europe
www.ghardytours.com

 

Global Journeys
  • Summer high school credit courses and March Break programs
www.global-journeys.com

 

Neuchatel Junior College
  • Opportunity to study Canadian curriculum abroad (Grade 12 & Gap Year students)
njc.ch
Ontario Ranger
  • Must be 17 by December 31 but not 18
  • Summer employment
www.ontario.ca/mnryouthprograms

 

Volunteer or Exchange Programs

Description

            Website

AFS Interculture Canada

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

www.afscanada.org

Animal Experience International

  • Choose a destination & animal to help
https://www.animalexperienceinternational.com/

ASSE Student Exchange Program

  • Various locations around the world

https://asse.com

International Student Exchange Ontario

  • 9 & 12 week exchanges
  • Summer program

www.iseontario.on.ca

Katimavik National Experience

  • Fully immersive 5 month program where young adults share a katimavik house while living in a community
katimavik.org

Kaya Responsible Travel

  • Voluteer abroad, intern abroad, GAP year
https://www.kayavolunteer.com/

Lattitude Global Volunteering

 

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

www.lattitudecanada.org

 

Live Different

  • Canadian programming, humanitarian builds and community projects
livedifferent.com

Projects Abroad

  • For people aged 16 – 75
  • International Volunteer

www.projects-abroad.ca

Volunteer Abroad

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

www.gvicanada.ca

YESCanada

  • International student exchange

www.youthedservices.ca

 

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

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

www.summer-work.com

 

Youth International

  • Experiential learning program

youthinternational.org