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Secondary school student exchange programs | Organizers

Give your students the opportunity to experience a memorable cultural language exchange integrated into the school year! Benefit from the Échange azimut’s expertise to promote the programs within your school!

RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

Your students are paired with an international or canadian student

INTEGRATED INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR

Your student will be attending school during their stay abroad and their twin will do the same whilst in Québec.

3 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS

spent abroad and in turn in Québec
*Except the summer exchange in Ontario

SECONDARY II TO V

During the exchange depending on the destination

Germany

3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V

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3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V
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France

1½ MONTHS | SECONDARY III TO V

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1½ MONTHS | SECONDARY III TO V
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Spain

1½ OR 3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V

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1½ OR 3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V
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Italy

2 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V

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2 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V
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Australia

1½ MONTHS | SECONDARY III TO V

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1½ MONTHS | SECONDARY III TO V
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Mexico

3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V

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3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V
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Canada

3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V

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3 MONTHS | SECONDARY IV & V
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Ontario
Summer exchange

3 WEEKS | 13 TO 17 YEARS OLD

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3 WEEKS | 13 TO 17 YEARS OLD
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Why give students the opportunity to experience the program?

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Secondary school student exchange programs offer a unique opportunity to experience a cultural and academic language immersion. Schools taking part in the programs also benefit from positive impacts, particularly by improving the students’ competencies in the target language as well as encouraging an openness to the world by hosting international students during 1½ to 3 months.

Participating students are greatly motivated to succeed at school. Moreover, over 95% of students do not experience any academic difficulties after the exchange.

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Role of team Échanges azimut

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Every year, our team’s expertise allows more than 250 Québec students to participate in an exchange in one of our six destinations and improve one of the three target languages (English, Spanish and German).

Or team is in charge of the following elements:

  • Promoting the programs (jointly with the participating schools)
  • Pairing students and their international partners with a similar profile
  • Logistics:
    • Airfare.
    • Pre-departure training for students and their families
    • Constant support for students abroad and in Québec
    • Follow-up and evaluation during the exchange
    • 24/7 emergency line
  • Support and advice to schools to welcome international students

Exchanges to certain destinations are programs are funded by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec. Éducation internationale and the Échanges azimut department have been trusted with the administration of these programs since 2008.

Role of organizers in participating schools

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The collaboration of schools is essential to allow students to participate in the exchange. Our team will assist you by walking you through the steps as thoroughly as possible and by making this experience as beneficial as possible for your school.

Participating schools will be responsible for delivering:

  • Information meeting on the programs*
  • Initial interview with students and their families in view of the acceptance of their application
  • Predeparture preparation for students (school remedial planning, etc.)
  • Welcome and evaluation of the exchange partner (1½ to 3 months)
  • Support participating students in planning remedial classes upon returning to Québec

* at the school’s discretion

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Mandated by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec to internationalize the Québec school boards network. We have been offering secondary student exchange programs for over 10 years.

5,700 +

Students have participated
in our exchanges

120 +

Secondary school
participate every year

95% +

of students do not experience academic
struggle after the exchange