Detailed information about MiniStay

  • Ages: 10-17 years
  • Duration: 10 days to 4 weeks
  • Program Dates: Mid-October to Mid-May
  • Host Family accommodation. All meals.
  • Classes, activities and excursions

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What is a MiniStay?

For school groups wishing to experience Canadian school life. Ideal for bilingual schools!

Integrate your school group into authentic Canadian education and culture! Teachers and students can join a Canadian elementary or high school experience, integrating into classes, activities and local excursions, as well as host family accommodation.

Each group is matched with a host school and each student will shadow a Canadian student, their “buddy”, throughout the day. The students will experience Canadian academic life for a few weeks, attending school with Canadian students while living with a Canadian family.

This program is available throughout the school year. Places for spring (February-May) fill up fast, so book early! Fall (October-December) is a beautiful time of the year and an excellent time to come visit Canada.

2022-2023 Programs

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What does the program include?

  • Attendance at a Canadian school
  • A Canadian “Buddy” for each student
  • Host family accommodation
  • All meals
  • Classes, activities and excursions
  • Local coordinator support
  • Completion Certificate
  • Optional ESL classes
  • 24-hour emergency support