SELECTION CRITERIA

Participants must be at least 16 years of age by July 1 and no more than 17 years of age by August 10.
Ideally, participants would fit the following profile:

  • Enthusiastic about having a Canadian experience, understanding that this may involve being in a different cultural context than they are familiar with
  • Agree to live in a homestay context throughout the program duration
  • Provide a homestay environment (most likely their own home) for their twin exchange student to live in during the program
  • Be ready to work full time at an assigned work placement for 6 weeks
  • Be respectful to their local coordinator, host / host family, employer, other exchange participants and their new community
  • Willingness to participate in group activities agreed upon by their participant group and their local coordinator
  • Interest in giving back to their new community through participation in a group community project that will be agreed upon by the participant group and their local coordinator
  • Basic knowledge of their second official language
  • Desire to practice their second official language at work and at home
  • Desire to get the most out of this fantastic opportunity!

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