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High School in Newfoundland

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Points

  • Students aged 12 - 18
  • Stay 1 semester or 1 academic year
  • Excellent education system
  • Possibility to obtain a high school diploma
  • Wide variety of subjects and extra-curricular activities
  • Safe environment
  • Maximum of 5 exchange students who speak the same language
  • Low cost of living
  • Very competitive rates

Programme

This program is open to all students aged 12 to 18 who are very motivated and wish to have a unique and unforgettable experience abroad.

Our partner selects the corresponding school that best suits your profile and your individual goals. Over 250 public schools situated in the Newfoundland and Labrador District. All schools offer a wide range of subjects in both standard and specialised fields such as robotics, for example.

Why Canada?

Canada is the second largest country in the world. It's one of the most outstanding countries in terms of geographical diversity. First and foremost, Canada is full of adventure and advantages for those wishing to study there. Some of these advantages include:

  • Quality and standard of living is among the highest in the world
  • Educational system recognized for excellence and consistent with our European systems
  • Friendliness and hospitality of its people
  • Cultural wealth
  • Safe environment and landscapes.

The capital of Newfoundland, Saint John, lies at the most Eastern point of North America, and only a 6-hour flight away from London! The province hosted the first British settlers and houses sites of incomparable natural beauty some of which are World Heritage of UNESCO. This area is renowned for the friendliness and kindness of its people, its quality of life (clean air, safe environment as Canada's crime rate is the lowest in the world) , cultural diversity and the opportunity to learn about typical Canadian outdoor activities.

Lessons

You can choose 4 - 5 subjects per semester. Each school offers a wide selection of subjects in multiple different fields.

Some of these examples of these subjects are, but not limited to:

Science & Maths: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, etc.

English: English, Literacy, Drama, World Literature, Writing, etc.

Languages: French, Spanish, Japanese, etc.

Social Studies: Geography, History, Law, Economy, etc.

Economic Education: Business enterprise, Consumer Studies, Canadian Economy, Entrepreneurship, etc.

Technology: Electronics of Communications Systems, Graphic Production, Communications Technology, Robotic Systems Technology, Power mechanics, etc.

Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Pottery and Media Arts, Theatre Arts, etc.

Music: Experiencing Music, Applied Music Ensemble performance

Physical Education: Fitness, Team-building, Cooperative games, Healthy living

Sports: Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Rugby, Wrestling, Rock climbing, Skiing

It is possible for final year students to get a high school diploma, under specific conditions (compulsory classes). Please contact us for further details.

English lessons

The district has set up its own EFL curriculum to help students who might need extra English classes. These courses are provided free of charge, twice a month at the weekend.

Extracurricular activities / excursions

Schools offer a wide selection of extracurricular activities such as: sports teams, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, bowling, movies, etc.

  • Option: Adventure program

A full program of activities and excursions will be organised for foreign students, allowing everyone to discover the region and to meet the other international participants in a friendly environment.

It includes outdoor activities (1 activity per month): River rafting, dog sledding, snow kiting, canyoning, canoeing River, Ocean and ice fishing, whale watching (about $ 1250 for 10 activities) (3-4 per semester), usually free: Gym nights, show shoeing, swimming Halloween and Christmas party ...

The Canadian education system

Young Canadians study a minimum of 12 years (Primary School + Secondary School). This program offers international students to attend a local public high school (High School). Junior High includes the first 3 years of high school (grades 7-9), High School takes the last three years of secondary education: grades 10 to 12. The school year is divided into two semesters. As an international student you can integrate a class for a semester or a full academic year. In many Canadian schools, the choice of subjects is wide. This is a unique opportunity to discover new materials or improve a chosen field. Some courses are offered for one semester only, therefore students have the opportunity to change the subject in the middle of the year.

You can also choose subjects regarding sports, culture or social subjects. The school offers a unique chance to blossom in subjects and activities that are unknown. But this will also be the perfect opportunity to integrate into Canadian life and get to know people your age.

Schools

The schools are located in three regions of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. All offer unique and intensive curriculum, and a wide variety of courses. They welcome a limited number of foreign students to ensure proper immersion.

But whatever the size of the facility there is in each of them, a team of advisers and mentors. They provide ongoing monitoring of students, as well as international coordinators who advise students on all aspects of their stay. Teachers and school staff are very attentive to each student to help them reach their goals.

Host family

Canadian host families

Your host family is without a doubt one of the most important elements of the whole programme, as the families make students feel completely integrated and really live their experience to the fullest.

Canadians are well-known for their hospitality, their tolerance and openness.

Families are carefully selected by the local correspondent and are native English speakers. The people of Newfoundland and Labrador are very respectful of family values and love to share their way of life and customs to the students they host. You'll be swept up in a completely new culture and way of life - it's a brand new adventure!

The local coordinator

The local coordinator is an experienced person who knows the host families and schools. They are in contact with each individual student at least once a month to ensure that everything is going well.

He/she is available to answer any questions that students may have. Once there, they can assist with different approaches and are able to react quickly should any urgent problems arise. They are the main point of contact on site.

An emergency number will be sent to you in case of any urgent problems you may have.

Dates & Fees 2019-2020

Dates 2019 - 2020

Academic year: September-June

Semester: September to January or February to June

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal includedSupervision 24h supportThis programme requires a flight
Booking prices -

All taxes and registration fees included, along with classes, accommodation and meals.

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Classes, accommodation, full-board & registration fees included
DurationPrice excluding flightPrice including flight
Full academic year14,095 €15,395 €
1 semester8,295 €9,595 €
Options / Extras
Adventure program (per semester)445 €
Special diet (per semester)200 €

The fees include:

  • English level assessment and interview
  • All documents required to obtain a visa
  • High School registration for a semester or a school year
  • Supervision during the stay by the local correspondent
  • Accommodation in host family, full board (lunch box, lunch on school days)
  • Personal assistance, support and advice from our local correspondent
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal support to parents throughout the stay
  • Regular contacts and assessment reports
  • Official certificate of attendance and courses transcripts.
  • Round-trip flight if chosen, from Brussels, Paris or Geneva airport
  • Round-trip transfers from the arrival airport to the host family

The fees do not include:

  • Excursions and local activities
  • Potential entrance fees to sport clubs
  • Lunches taken at the school canteen
  • Visa (fees)
  • Pocket money: (recommended amount $200-250 per month)

Practical information

Conditions of Participation

  • Be between 12 and 18
  • Minimum recommended level of English: A2/B1 (students whose level is low may still apply under certain conditions)
  • Adequate academic results over the last two years
  • Willingness to make new friends and share the daily life of a host family
  • Demonstrate motivation, maturity and adaptability

How to apply ?

Do you fit the criteria for participation? Think this high school abroad program is for you?

  1. Send us a registration form as soon as possible.

  2. You will then receive a pre-confirmation form and an application form to be completed. We will invite you to pay €90 in order to take a proficiency test and to provide us with your school results for the past 3 years. The interview fee is non-refundable and is deductible from the final cost if enrolment is confirmed.

  3. We will then invite you to come to our office in Brussels or Paris for the full interview. You must come to our office with the first part of the application form filled in.

  4. If the interview is successful, we will ask you to pay a deposit (25% of the total amount, minimum €1,500) and to send us the relevant documents completed. This includes recommendation letters from your teachers, your medical history and other information needed to process your booking. As soon as we recieve all the documents and the deposit, we will send the application file to our partner.

  5. The final decision belongs to our partner

  6. Once your application is confirmed, our partner will start to look for a host family and a school.

Registration deadlines

Registration deadline: - 15/04/2019 to begin in September - 15/11/2019 to begin in February

It might still possible to register after those dates. However we strongly recommend registration at least 3 months before departure.

An extra fee of €200 will be charged for any registration application submitted after the deadline.

Applicants who do not meet the age or level requirements are invited to contact us to discuss other options.

Pre-orientation meeting

Should you be present in Belgium you are welcome to attend a briefing and orientation organised by EasyLanguages in Brussels in late May / early June. It enables EasyLanguages students to meet and exchange their experiences and issues among each other and with the EasyLanguages team.

If you do not live in Belgium, contacts and information can of course be organised by phone or online chat.

A second meeting will be held in Canada, within 15 days of your arrival. You will be contacted by your local representative, who will be able to answer all your questions about your stay and conduct.

Stay & visa

The school year is divided in two semesters. As an international student, you can take classes for one semester (start in September or February) or for a full academic year. If you go for 1 semester, you will simply need to fill in a travel document "ETA" (Electronic Travel Authorization) to download from https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html

For a full schoolyear, you must obtain a student visa that will be issued to you for the length of stay. We provide you with all the necessary documents to obtain it and assist you in the process. You can find all information on the website: https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/services/etudier-canada/permis-etudes/presenter-demande.html

WARNING : Since 31/07/2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you will need to give your fingerprints and a photo. Fingerprints taking costs $CAD 85. You can go to one of these official locations to give your biometrics:

  • visa application centres (VACs) worldwide (find your VAC here )

Click here for more information.

Depending on the location, you may need to make an appointment.

This information is valid for citizens of the European Union. Non-EU nationals please check this page for more information.

Medical insurance

Full medical coverage is included in our fees.

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