BEFORE THE EXCHANGE


Make sure you are eligible to work: If you are accepted, you will need to ensure that you are eligible to work. The first step is to have a Social Insurance number. 

Pre-departure Preparation

If you are accepted into the program, proper preparation has been shown to improve your experience. Your YMCA staff member will work with you to assist in this effort which will include:

  • Creating a portfolio to share with your twin student about your community. They will do the same which will assist you in feeling more knowledgeable and connected to where you are going.
  • You will be also be given information about a pre-departure work shop where your questions will be answered and along with other participants, you will be able to prepare for your experience. This will also give you a chance to make friends to start your journey with!

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