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Four to six-months student exchange program - Grants

FUND YOUR 4 TO 6-MONTH RECIPROCAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS!

FUND YOUR STUDENTS' INTERNATIONAL AND OUT-OF-QUEBEC EXCHANGES!

Through this four to six-month student exchange program outside of Quebec, Éducation internationale and the Ministry of Education of Quebec aim to develop the linguistic skills of Quebec students and enhance the international activities of educational organizations in Quebec.

Grant funded
by the Ministry

STUDENTS IN SECONDARY III, IV AND V

Having completed a minimum of 60 hours of training in the target language.

TOTAL DURATION OF 4 TO 6 MONTHS

2 to 3 months for the Quebec student and vice versa for hosting the partner student.

UP TO $2,000 PER STUDENT.

Corresponding to the cost of transportation.

1 SUPERVISOR

can receive a grant of the same value than students.

Additional Information

Eligibility criteria

You must ensure the eligibility of your project before submitting a grant application under this program. To be eligible, Quebec students* must:

  • Be in Secondary III, IV or V;
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 hours of practice in the target language before participating in the exchange;
  • Have an above-average academic record;
  • Demonstrate a clear interest in achieving the program’s objectives;
  • Be willing to learn the language spoken in the host country;
  • Show openness towards others and their culture;
  • Possess a high level of adaptability and integration skills;
  • Demonstrate maturity and a sense of responsibility;
  • Display a careful use of the languages used;
  • Exhibit exemplary behavior;
  • The parents or legal guardian of the student wishing to participate in the exchange program must consent to their participation;
  • All adults living under the same roof as the participating student must have no criminal record;
  • The exchange must be a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 3 months for each part of the exchange, totaling a 4 to 6-month exchange;
  • The exchange must be evaluated as safe.
  • Applications can be submitted from April 1st of the current year, and funding can be granted for projects ending before July 31st of the following year.
  • The application must be complete and signed, including annexes, as well as a duly filled application form.

*Under this program, the definition of a Quebec student is the same as that used in the Regulation respecting the definition of a resident of Quebec (RLRQ, c. E-9-1, r 2).

Amount of the grant

The maximum amount that can be granted corresponds to the cost of the transportation fare up to a maximum of $2,000 per person.

One accompanying person per submitted project can also receive equivalent funding.

The total annual amount that can be awarded in grants is $287,415 for all submitted projects (within this allocation, an amount of $175,415 must be allocated to projects carried out in Canada).

Deadline to submit your project

Applications can be submitted starting from April 1 of the current year, and funding can be granted for projects ending before July 31 of the following year. The deadline to submit an application for the current financial year is February 15.

We will confirm the receipt and conformity of your application via email within a week of applying.

The acceptance or refusal of your application will be confirmed within 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Documents to submit your application

Application form.

Please read all the information contained in the guide carefully before sending off your application. Complete all the forms and upload them here :

Appendix I: Detailed schedule.
Appendix II: Budget outline.
Hel to fill out the PDF form

Note: If the document upload appears to fail, please reduce the file names so that they contain fewer characters.

After submitting your documents, you should receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.

Grant use report

School management must complete the grant use report (in French only) and submit it to Éducation internationale at the latest 60 days after the completion of the project. Any unused sum will have to be reimbursed (e.g. student withdrawal).

The report must also include the following documents :

  • Appendix I: Detailed schedule of the project (as it unfolded).

  • Appendix II: Final budget outline.

  • Proof of purchase for eligible expenses for each participant

  • Any other relevant document (stories, photos, etc.)

Complete all the forms and upload them here

Note: If the document upload appears to fail, please reduce the file names so that they contain fewer characters.

After submitting your documents, you should receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.

Safety

As a security measure, no funding will be granted for projects that take place in a country that is the subject of a level 3 travel advisory issued by the Government of Canada (avoid all non-essential travel).

This program is funded by the ministère de l’Éducation du Québec. Éducation internationale and the Échanges azimut department has been mandated by the Ministry to administer this program.

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