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High School in Alberta - Study Abroad from 1 Month

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Programme Summary:

  • From 1 month, a semester, or a school year
  • Homestay or residence accommodation
  • Possibility of obtaining a Canadian high school diploma
  • Participation in the school's sporting and cultural activities
  • Ages 10-16


This programme is available to students aged between 10-19yrs who are motivated and looking for an unforgettable experience abroad. This programme allows students to study for a month, semester or full academic year in a Canadian High School and share daily life with a local host family.

This programme allows students to choose the school where they would like to study. Once they have chosen, our local partner will check availabilities in the chosen school.


Students can choose around 4 to 5 subjects, out of the those offered by a particular school (each school has its own list). They can also follow a course of English as a Second Language, to target any weaknesses they may have. Assistants are on hand to help with organising their work and planning their academic year.

Here is a preview of the different subjects offered by our schools: Business, Science, Tourism, Technology, Fine Arts, Humanities, AP Psychology & Honours, Mathematics, AP English, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, Softball Academy/Chef Training Programme, etc.

It's a unique opportunity to discover new subjects, or to perfect your skills in your preferred area. Students are free to choose whichever courses interest them.

It's possible for final year students to obtain an end-of-secondary-studies diploma, under certain conditions. Contact us for more information

EFL Courses

If your level of English is not quite high enough to be able to follow academic classes as soon as you arrive, you will be invited to participate in English language classes in addition to, or in place of, your academic classes.

An assistant will also be on hand to help you throughout your stay, helping you make the most of your time there.

Living in Canada


This programme allows you to choose between a homestay or residence accommodation.

  • Homestay

Your host family is the defining feature of your study abroad experience, helping you become fully accustomed to the culture and feel part of the local community.

Our partner organization's host families are carefully screened and regularly inspected. Families take an active interest in choosing a student to host and sharing their homes, lives and culture with their guests.

The accommodation offered is in a single room and includes full board. If necessary, the fees of transport to school are also included. The families collect the students from, and drop them off at, the airport.

This is an ideal way for students to have regular communication with native English speakers, accelerating the learning process.

  • In a residence

Residences are available to students across three districts: Drumheller, Strathmore, and Three Hills. They are secure 24/7, and the staff which look after the students can also be academic and psychological support. Students benefit from full board and stay in a shared room with another student of the same gender. They have access to the laundry facilities, computers, a small equipped kitchen for snacks, and a small exercise room.

The organisers offer numerous activities for the students in the evenings and weekends. Tutors are also present to help them in their academic studies or English lessons.

The local correspondent

The local correspondent is an experienced staff member who knows the host families and is in regular contact with the students and their host parents throughout the programme. They regularly organize meetings to ensure that your experience is going smoothly, both with your host family and at school. Your local correspondent is on hand to lend assistance in case of any issues and should be your first point of contact on the ground.

Our partner organization's local correspondents are all experienced and fully qualified to assist international students on the ground, offering support and assistance quickly and efficiently should issues arise.

An emergency number will be given to you, to use in case of emergency.


Discover Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world by surface area. It stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean and shares its borders with Alaska in the north-east and the US to the south. This country is home to almost every climate on earth, from the wind-swept tundra of the North Territories to the temperate rain forests and mountains of British Columbia. Canada is home to the world’s largest freshwater lakes and contains large pine forests. Canada is a bilingual country where English and French are official languages.

Alberta is one of the central provinces of Canada, and the richest of all 10. It provides 70% of the country's petrol and natural gas. In 2008, its population counted more than 3 and half million inhabitants. Nearly 81% of the population lives in urban areas and the rest lives on the countryside. Most of the population is English-speaking. 2.3% of the population (65,995) speaks French as a first language and 205,000 know how to speak it.

Its capital is Edmonton; but Calgary is one of its biggest cities. Our partner school network is located about 25 minutes drive from Calgary. The district of Golden Hills is famous for its academic excellence, and students from all over the world enrol for the quality of the programs and participate in the cultural and sportive activities.

The Canadian education system

Canadian children study for a minimum of 12 years (Primary school + Secondary school). This programme offers international students the chance to study at a local high school. Junior high school covers the first 3 years of secondary school (7 to 9th grade), while these high schools cover the last four years of secondary studies - grades 9 - 12.

In many Canadian schools, the choice of subjects is vast: psychology, sociology, literature, drama, pottery, journalism, architecture, speech, media, informatics... it's a unique chance to discover new subjects, or to progress in an area you already know. Some classes last just one semester, so students will have the chance to change subjects part way through the year.

Choice is also important for cultural, sportive, and social activities: football, baseball, tennis, swimming, athletics, basketball, volleyball, charity club, student council, band, cheer-leading, debating club, speech club, year book committee... This school will be a unique chance to explore unknown subjects and activities. But it will also be that dream opportunity to dive into Canadian life and get to know local people your age.

The Canadian academic year is divided into two semesters. As an international student, you can enrol for a duration which suits you best, from one month to a full academic year .


The district of Golden Hills is composed of several communities near Calgary. Students will be placed in one of these. It is our partner who chooses where the student ends up, according to availability and preferences.

  • Strathmore: This community is situated east of Calgary and can house 11,000 people. It has many cultural and sports facilities: parks, golf courses, cultural centres, churches...
    Students in grades 7 to 9 can be placed in Crowther Memorial College, which takes on 700 students and is reputed for its arts and sports.
    Students in grades 10 to 12 are placed in Strathmore High School, which has 750 students and offers foreign language classes and a strong art programme. It also has an indoor swimming pool and particularly good sport programme.
  • Drumheller: This 10,000-strong community is about an hour and a half away from Calgary, and has a particularly striking geography full of canyons, ravines, and other rocky formations. The Royal Tyrrell museum and the numerous palaeontologists who work there present an incredible opportunity to learn more about dinosaurs.
    Students in grades 7 to 12 would go to school in Drumheller Valley, which often accepts international students and has an excellent English support programme, as well as strong golf, football, and volleyball teams.
  • Rural areas : It is also possible to enrol in other secondary schools in the region of Calgary. Including:
    Tree Hills School, which welcomes students from nursery right up to grade 12, in a charming atmosphere and with a solid academic programme. The school is known for its ICT, home economics, textiles, and construction programmes.
    Trochu Valley School is composed of 400 students, aged between 6 and 18. Studying there gives students a fantastic opportunity to integrate into a smaller community.

All schools offer services to non-native speakers of English, counsellors and tutors to prevent drop-outs, and international coordinators for advising students on all aspects of their visit. The teachers and staff of the school dedicate a focused attention to their students, in order to help them achieve their goals.

Practical Info

Conditions of participation

  • Must be aged between 10 and 19 at time of departure
  • Must have attained good school results the last 2 years
  • Must have a good level of English (at least 2 years of study)
  • Must have the will to make new friends and to share in the daily life of a host family
  • Must be able to justify motivation, maturity, and adaptability

Terms of enrolment

If you fulfil the participation conditions, then you should  enrol as soon as possible .

You will then receive a preliminary confirmation and we will contact you for a telephone interview, during which we will evaluate your level of English. If your level seems adequate, we will invite you to pay an advance of 1,500€ in order to confirm your enrolment and initiate the process.

Then we will ask you to take part in a second, more thorough interview in our offices in Paris or Brussels.

A fee of 70 € is payable on the day of this interview at the latest if an advance has not yet been paid. This fee is non-refundable and is deductible from the final balance in case of a definitive enrolment.

If the interview is favourable, we will then send you by post a folder to complete. This will require: letters of recommendation from your teachers, vaccination certificates, a letter addressed to your host family, and other documents necessary for the consideration of your application to Canada.

Enrolment deadlines

The deadline for submitting the aforementioned folder is:

  • 15th of June if you are leaving in September
  • 15th of November if you are leaving in January

Contact us for more information on the terms of enrolment.

Duration & Visa

The school year is split into 2 semesters. As an international student, you can join a school for a duration of one month to one full school year.

A student visa may be required for this programme. It will be valid for the duration of your stay. We will provide you with the relevant documents and help you with the procedure.

Pre-orientation meeting

In order that your exchange runs as smoothly as possible and that you stay informed about the different elements of the programme, you have the option of attending an information and orientation meeting.

It is organised by Easy Languages in Brussels , during the month of June. It allows students using Easy Languages to meet each other and share questions and experiences between them and the office team. Past participants are equally invited to take part and share their experiences. It's also at this meeting that final administrative formalities are tackled.

In case you do not live in Brussels, you can meet our team in Paris or Canada. Otherwise, we can schedule a telephone call to explain you all the procedures and details of the program.

Dates & Prices 2016

Dates: 2016-2017

You can choose to leave for a short duration (from 1 month), or a full year. Your arrival date must correspond ideally to the start of a semester, so that it is easier to integrate.

  • Academic year: From September to June
  • Semester: from September to January or from February to June
Programme prices -

Includes all taxes & enrolment fees, as well as the course, accommodation, and board as described

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Course, accommodation & meals, all booking fees included
4 months8,725 €

Prices include:

  • Enrolment and placement in our partner school
  • Selection of and placement in a host family
  • Travel to/from Winnipeg
  • Detailed and personalised information on all of the aspects of your trip
  • Pre-orientation meeting in Brussels
  • Advance interview
  • Accommodation, meals, and laundry, as if a member of the host family
  • Personal assistance, constant support, and tutor's advice during your stay
  • Regular contact and evaluation reports
  • Class materials
  • Medical insurance
  • All enrolment, administrative, and candidature exam fees.

Prices do not include:

  • Transfers and public transport
  • Possible excursions
  • Pocket money
  • Fee for changing accommodation, if required (CA$100)
  • Exam fees (in last year), if taken (CA$55 per exam)