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CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.

Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.

The ACCENT website offers one-stop shopping for field trips, workshops, entertainers and other services to help enhance the curriculum for groups of Alberta students. Alberta Educationoffers a six-month student exchange with Quebec during grade 11. It is designed for core French students who have completed French 20 and French immersion students in either Grade 10 or Grade 11. You must apply during the previous school year. Ask the high school French teacher for information or follow the link above. An excellent source of information is Exchanges Canada, which gives users direct access to over 300 existing programs.Be sure to also visit Where to Go and What to Do: A Guide for Bilingual Youth


Académie des langues de Trois-Pistoles offers tours for adults of the St. Lawrence Estuary.

AFS Interculture Canada is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to promote global education and international development through intercultural exchange programs. Year-long and semester programs for students 15 to 18 years of age as well opportunities to host students from other countries.
Phone: 1-800-361-7248
Email: [email protected]

Alberta Human Resources and Employment offers a Quebec/Alberta Student Employment Exchange Program.

Auberge du Mont offers Quebec Nature & Culture, an all-inclusive educational program week in Montreal and the Quebec City region especially for class groups of immersion students.

Blue Metropolis Foundation is a leader in innovative educational programming that puts young writers and readers in touch with professional writers in French and in English. Through in-person meetings and videoconferencing, our curriculum-appropriate projects inspire young people to create remarkable texts, visual images and podcasts. They offer several educational programs in French across the country.

Canadian Centre Linguistique du Collège de Jonquière has language training services intended for all those wishing to learn a second or foreign language (French, English, Spanish). Their programs focuses on developing conversational, listening and pronunciation skills, as well as vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. Private or group courses as well as language immersion programs are offered in both their Ottawa and Jonquière centres.
Address: 2505, rue Saint-Hubert, Jonquière, QC, G7X 7W2
Phone (418) 542-0352 or 1-800-622-0352
Email: [email protected]
Address: 255, rue Albert, bureau 600, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6A9
Telephone (613) 566-7004 or 1-800-600-4098
Email: [email protected]

Canadian Education Exchange Foundation – reciprocal international educational exchanges – 3 months abroad plus 3 months hosting as well as summer cultural exchanges.
Address: 250 Bayview Dr., Barrie, ON, L4N 4Y8
Phone: (705) 739-7596
Fax: (705) 739-7764

Centre International d’Antibes and Atoll juniors offer a variety of French language courses, including programs for families, in sites on the French Riviera and in Paris

Centre international d’apprentissage du français (CIAF) is offered by the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick, at its Shippagan campus

CMEC (Canadian Ministers of Education, Canada) offers Language Learning and Exchange Programs created to encourage individuals to learn both of Canada’s official languages and to discover the rich cultures associated with these languages through extensive contact with their linguistic and cultural environments.

College Saint Charles-Garnier in Quebec City offers a French high school for students 14-17.

Coeur de France offers French “immersion” classes in France for children, adults and whole families as well as optional cultural excursions.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade International Youth Internship Programs – if you are a Canadian citizen between the ages of 19 and 30, you can work legally for up to one year in many different countries

École de langue française et de culture québéçoise

École international de français offers language courses abroad as well as one semester and full year exchanges

Educational Tours / Voyages Scolaires

EF Education First

Expérience Authentique offers youth (13 yr old and up) and adult linguistic stays in Biarritz, France, including a parent/child program and family stays in France

En Famille International Canada – En Famille arranges 3 to 6 month exchanges to France, Spain, Germany, Great Britian, Canada and America for children 9 to 17 years old. The two exchange children spend 6 to 12 months together; 3 to 6 months in each child’s home. The rules of our exchange insist upon total language immersion, which produces amazing verbal fluency.

Encounters with Canada is Canada’s largest youth forum. Every week of the school year, 120-138 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa; there, they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career themes, develop their civic leadership skills, and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 78,000 youth have lived the EWC experience so far!

Eurolinga Institute offers foreign language programs around the world.

CPF Alberta receives and distributes news of many resources and products designed to be of interest to students of French and their parents.

Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.

Exchanges Canada allows young Canadians to discover the people, places, legends, languages and traditions that make our country unique. Participate in a youth exchange and discover new ideas and the cultures of another province or territory, or get involved in a youth forum to discuss issues that matter to you. Exchanges Canada makes it possible.

Experiences Canada (Formerly SEVEC) is a national charitable organization that has been providing educational exchanges, trips and forums for Canadian youth for 75 years. Over 350,000 youth have benefitted from their programming.Experiences Canada’s mission is to create, facilitate and promote enriching educational opportunities for youth within Canada for the development of increased appreciation and understanding through programs of exploration in language, culture and community. Known for its youth exchange program (Youth Exchanges Canada), Experiences Canada has recently added Youth Saluting Youth to its programming, as well as expanded its forum facilitation.
Phone: 1-800-387-3832
Email: [email protected]

Explore (formerly the Summer Language Bursary Program) is a five-week intensive language-learning course to be taken in the spring or summer. Participants must have completed at least grade 11. They receive a bursary covering tuition fees, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation.

French for the Future offers the National Ambassador Youth Forum. Held in a different city each year in February, it brings together bilingual high school students from across Canada for four days of activities.

Forum for Young Canadians is a bilingual, non-partisan educational experience for Canadian high school and Cégep students. Approximately 600 students from across the country are selected to participate each year. The “Forum experience” brings students to Ottawa for an intensive academic adventure that immerses them in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs.

The Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada
Established in 1975 as a bilingual, non-partisan educational experience for Canadian high school and Cégep (Quebec) students, Forum is the Foundation’s best-known program, with approximately 450 students from across the country selected to participate each year. The “Forum experience” brings students to Ottawa for an intensive academic adventure that immerses them in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs.

France Bound Consulting Ltd. are specialists for property rentals, travel, and relocation in France. France Bound offers a personally selected portfolio of house and apartment rentals throughout France. Travel and relocation services are comprehensive and customized to meet individual requirements. France Bound is specialized and unique: their expertise is based on extensive first-hand experience of living and travelling in France.
Address: #189-5525 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6M 3W6
Phone: (604) 261-4904, Fax: (604) 261-4906
Email: [email protected]

France-Canada Youth Exchange Agreement
This agreement allows Canadians and French youths ages 18 and 35 to travel to the other country to acquire university training, professional experience, an internship, and to perfect their knowledge of the language, culture, and society. It aims to simplify the administrative procedures required for their entry and their stay. In particular, no administration fees are applied. For more information visit:

GSE Abroad Study Abroad Programs France
Learn French culture by traveling abroad for a summer, semester or year in France.

Histor!ca Encounters are 7-day programs at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa for students 14-17. Eleven different themes. Bilingual.

Jumpstreet Tours is a tour company that will plan a tour that meets your needs. They have informational packages, tour planning booklet and software, tour leaders and physical tours that give an academic and cultural edge.
Address: 372 Ste. Catherine W., Suite 411, Montreal, QC, H3B 1A2
Phone: 1-800-663-4956

L’Auberge du Mont offers all-inclusive Nature & Culture programs specially designed for groups from English schools with a strong French immersion focus. Programs are conducted in French, in keeping with the group’s level and pace of learning. They feature a carefully balanced blend of educational, cultural, and physical activities, including tours of Québec City sights and attractions, language and intercultural games, outdoor activities, and environmental education workshops. The programs run from five to eight days and are custom tailored to teacher needs and preferences. They give students a true taste of Québec culture through a wide variety of learning experiences, using an interactive approach that keeps students motivated. They also offer a hands-on immersion experience that provides students with a genuine opportunity to put their French second language skills to the test.

Nacel Canada offers programs in Quebec and France for individual students aged 13 to 17 as well as class trips to Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageur and Le Carnaval de Québec.

National Ambassador Youth Forum is an initiative of French for the Future, held in a different city each year in February. The event brings together bilingual high school students from across Canada for four jam-packed days of activities.

Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland offers Ontario’s Grade 12 and Advanced Placement courses.

OSEF Canada (Organisme de Séjours Educatifs Français) offers three month reciprocal home and school exchange programs for individual students as well as one-month summer programs

Perspectives Eduscho Ltd. is a tour company to plan your class trips. They strive to create the perfect blanace of cultural, educational and recreational activities.
Phone: 1-800-718-1785
Email: [email protected]


Pioneer Museum (Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum) offers an interactive day long program (in French and English!) focusing on the Depression Era Unit, based on the Grade 5 Social Studies Curriculum. This program was developed around Alberta Education’s Program of Studies for Grade Five Social Studies General Outcome 5.2 and 5.3 (5.3.4). Located in Stony Plain, Alberta.

Prométour arranges school trips to France which offers teachers and students unique opportunies for exploring new countries and cultures.
Phone: 1-800-304-9446
Email: [email protected]

Rendez-vous Canada  organizes educational group tours to Quebec City, Montréal, Ottawa or Toronto. RVC Educational Tours are affordable, curriculum- or theme-based trips to select Canadian destinations. Developed as hands-on cultural experiences for groups of all ages, RVC trips are educational, fun and affordable. Teachers can bring your lesson outside of the usual milieu with RVC trips. Knowledgeable staff will help you plan every step of your educational visit, starting with identifying the perfect itinerary based on budget and teaching goals. RVC educational tours are usually recommended for 12 to 17 year-olds, and for groups of more than 15 (including chaperones). The focus is set by the organizers and can include history, culture, language, geography, natural history, sports, arts, etc. For more details visit:

Rotary International offers an international Youth Exchange program..

Spices Study Tours, based in Calgary, offers academically-focused tours to France and Vietnam with unique features for groups of senior high school students. They will plan, develop and manage all trip logistics and offer pre- and post-departure briefings with participating students which are designed to help them get the most out of their language and cultural experiences. See also their tours for adults.

Student Tour is the student group travel specialist. We have had the chance to travel with hundreds of thousands of students. We offer many destinations around the world. You have the opportunity, for instance, to travel to Europe or New York, and also to go on humanitarian trips.

Summer Work Student Exchange Program is operated by the YMCA. It runs for six weeks (from late June to mid-August) and is aimed at students 16 and 17 years of age. The program finds jobs for participants in communities in another province. Communities are paired so that students work in their second official language. During their stay in the host community, each student lives with the family of the student with whom they have been paired. Coordinators (postsecondary students) supervise the students participating in the program, and run a program of activities.

The Language Travel Company offers opportunities to study abroad.

Vacances Scientifiques by Objectif Sciences International organizes scientific camps and excursions in French for boys and girls. These camps place youth an educator in groups of 4 to experience scientific adventures.

Vistas In Education – Canada
They specialize in travel and family stay programs in France including class excursions.
Address: 1750 McGuire Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3B1
Phone: (604) 985-1810
Email: [email protected]

YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada is a group reciprocal exchange program is designed for groups of 10 to 30 participants between the ages of 12 and 17. Participants are twinned with same-age groups from another province or territory, and they take turns staying in each other’s communities for at least five days. Apply online today!

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Publication does not imply CPF endorsement.

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