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Secondary school student exchange program
Virtual student exchange

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our organization and our partners to find solutions to continue working together with our schools, our school service centers in Quebec and our partners.

Éducation internationale, via our Azimut Exchanges service, offers virtual exchange programs to secondary school students as an alternative to in-person exchanges suspended due to the pandemic.

Registration for the Spring Edition of Virtual Exchanges is now open!

Dealine: 31 january 2022


Why participate in a virtual exchange program?

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  • To have exclusive contact with a student your age from another province or country for a period of six weeks.
  • To improve your language skills.
  • To practice speaking doing fun activities during individual and group sessions on interesting topics.
  • To develop intercultural sensitivity.
  • The program is free.
  • Who is the program aimed at and what are the possible destinations?

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    Secondary IV and V: Canada, Germany and Mexico.

    Secondary III, IV and V: France and Spain.

    Individual exchange

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  • We will match you with a student from another province or country according to your interests and personality.
  • You will communicate with your twin or twice a week for one or more sessions of about 30 minutes (suggestion 2 x 30 minutes or 1 x one hour).
  • Themes and topics will be submitted every week.
  • You will use the communication method of your choice (WhatsApp, Messenger, FaceTime, Zoom etc.).
  • Group exchange

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  • Students will join a platform that will allow them to get to know each other, chat and have fun as a group.
  • Students in each group will be encouraged to communicate as often as possible.
  • You will be invited to share photos, videos, ideas, play games, take quizzes, etc.
  • Activities will be organized and supervised by the community facilitator (interactive group games, quizzes on intercultural aspects, conferences on tourist attractions in other provinces or countries, Cooking classes, etc.). These activities will take place on weekends.
  • Suggested platforms

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    Each pair will be able to use the platform of their choice (Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, FaceTime, Messenger, email, etc.)


    Zoom and Discord


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    May to June 2021 : applications

    June 2021 : school’s approval

    July to August 2021 : pairing students

    September 2021 : announcement of the pairings and presentation meeting

    October to December 2021 : virtual exchange program taking place

    Themes and activities

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    A plan will be sent to students, parents and tutors in schools to identify discussion topics and suggested activities each week. Here are some examples of themes and activities that could be offered in the program. Topics are subject to change.

    Week 1 : Getting to know each other

    Week 2 : My school and my hobbies

    Week 3 : Discover the other person’s culture

    Week 4 : Let’s play! (quizzes and online games)

    Week 5 : Food

    Week 6 : The issues that are close to my heart (environment, fight against racism, social justice, etc.)


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