Detailed information about the Academic Semester

  • Ages: 11-17 years
  • Duration: September-January / February-June.
  • Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland-Labrador.
  • Host Family accommodation. All meals.

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What is the academic semester?

In an academic semester, you will study for half a school year at a High School while living with a Canadian family. You will participate in the family’s day to day activities, while experiencing their customs, local events, and getting to know the Canadian lifestyle. All while studying in a country that is worldwide leader in education.

From Monday to Friday, you will attend classes with your Canadian classmates. Throughout the program you will have continued support from the staff at your school, international program staff from the school board, as well as local Red Leaf staff. Students can participate in a wide range of sports and cultural activities offered within the schools.

What does the program include?

  • Attendance at a selected Canadian elementary or high school.
  • Host Family accommodation. All meals.
  • Validation of credits or school year.
  • Red Leaf custodianship.
  • Local coordinator support in most locations.
  • 3 detailed reports per semester.
  • School uniform (if required two shirts, one bottom and a sweater).
  • 24-hour emergency support.
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