Grades 7 to 12, age usually between 12 and 17 when starting
Average above 70% (or B) in courses credited during the last two years
Letter of recommendation from a school principal or teacher
French (This is the language of teaching)
Canadian Adventure: A2 (Basic User Waystage) level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
Academic Adventure: B1 (Threshold) Independent User status under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is preferable to have completed at least two years of education in French (wholly or in large part) in the country of origin;
NB–A telephone or Skype interview may be required in order to evaluate the student’s French language skills.
English (one English course per year is mandatory);
Some reading, writing and communication skills are needed to take regular English courses. Otherwise, the student may take an English course for beginners.
Lodging (2 options)
Option A: Stay with a member of the student’s family who is at least 25 years of age, is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and an appointed custodian, acting in place of a parent during the student’s stay. (requires a notarized agreement) The school board must approve this option on a case-by-case basis.
Option B: Stay with a Canada Homestay Network (trusted school board partner) host family. In this case, Canada Homestay Network acts as custodian (requires a notarized agreement).
June 30, for programs that begin at the end of August
December 15, for programs that start at the beginning of February