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Canada

If you're looking for an English-speaking program that's close to home, Canada is the perfect option for you! Come explore Canada's vast an beautiful land and see all that our neighbors to the north have to offer! 

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Study in Canada

If you're looking for an English-speaking program that's close to home, Canada is the perfect option for you! Come explore Canada's vast an beautiful land and see all that our neighbors to the north have to offer! 

+ More About Canada

More information about Canada coming soon.

Pastimes

Hockey, skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, sailing, curling

Online Resources

To learn even more about Canada, we recommend:

  • Visit your local library to find reference books, travel guides and essays, and many more country resources
  • Use an internet search engine to find informative web sites

+ Scholarships Available

384 - YFU Financial Aid Fund

Learn more about scholarships.

+ Programs & Tuition

Academic Year: $18,995
Year French Immersion: $18,995
Fall Semester: $17,995
Fall Semester French Immersion: $17,995
Spring Semester: $17,995
Spring Semester French Immersion: $17,995

+ Additional Information

Visa Information

Information regarding visas and other immigration processes will be provided upon enrollment.

Additional Costs

Program tuition does not include personal spending money or school-related costs such as books and school trips.

Choose Your Program

+ Academic Year Programs

As a YFU student to Canada, you'll live with a Canadian host family and attend a local high school. Students will be placed in English-speaking host families and schools unless they are applying to a French immersion program. Part of your experience will be:

School

Exchange students are typically placed in schools in grades 10 or 11 and usually study French, English, Science and Mathematics along with electives in Athletics, Arts, Business and Languages. The school year is comprised of two semesters of 4 classes each. As an exchange student, you'll have some flexibility to choose the courses that you are interested in or need to take in order to graduate from your US high school.

Orientations

All students applying for the semester or year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation in May or June. Upon arrival in Canada, students will attend an orientation along with other YFU exchange students from around the world that have chosen to make Canada their home. Year students will have a mid-year orientation, and all students will have a re-entry orientation before they go home to reflect on their experiences. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Extracurriculars

YFU students are encouraged to get involved in their local communities by joining local clubs, playing on sports teams, or even volunteering! You'll be able to participate in any extracurricular activities offered at your school, but (like in the US), these activities vary based on the school.

Special Program Offers

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 day Wilderness Camping Adventure at a dog sled park. This tourism trip will cost approx. $650 CAD, which includes all winter camping activities, meals, and lodging. Trip details are subject to change. For more information about the activities, visit chocpaw.com where you can meet the dogs and get to know your camping buddies!

French Immersion Program

Students on an immersive French language program live with a volunteer Canadian host family and attend a high school in French-speaking Canada. While students will attend all of their classes in French and live in a French-speaking area, there is a possibility that students will be placed in an English-speaking host family. Students on the French immersion program are offered the same orientations, excursions, and extracurriculars as those on a traditional academic programs. Students could be placed in a Bilingual school with courses in Quebecois French or Parisian French. Please note that Quebecois French is different than Parisian French. For this program, students should have at least some level of French language skills and a willingness to learn!

PROGRAM CODE DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Academic Year 1390 early September early July $18,995
Year French Immersion 1394 early September early July $18,995

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family
  • Enrollment in a local Canadian (or French-speaking) high school
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from a YFU Canada Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive Insurance

Age Requirement

Spring departure: January 2001 - January 1, 2004. Fall departure: September 1, 2001 - September 1, 2004. Students who do not meet this age requirement or who will graduate high school before the start of their program will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Students cannot turn 19 while on program.

Language

French and English. Students enrolled in the French Immersion programs must have at least 2 years of previous French language study.

Host Family Placement

You'll live with a Canadian host family and students will be placed in English-speaking host families.

+ Semester Programs

As a YFU student to Canada, you'll live with a Canadian host family and attend a local high school. Students will be placed in English-speaking host families and schools unless they are applying to a French immersion program. Part of your experience will be:

School

Exchange students are typically placed in schools in grades 10 or 11 and usually study French, English, Science and Mathematics along with electives in Athletics, Arts, Business and Languages. The school year is comprised of two semesters of 4 classes each. As an exchange student, you'll have some flexibility to choose the courses that you are interested in or need to take in order to graduate from your US high school.

Orientations

All students applying for the semester or year program must be available for a mandatory 3-day National Pre-Departure Orientation, which usually takes place in mid-July. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas. All students will participate in a one-day local pre-departure orientation in May or June. Upon arrival in Canada, students will attend an orientation along with other YFU exchange students from around the world that have chosen to make Canada their home. Year students will have a mid-year orientation, and all students will have a re-entry orientation before they go home to reflect on their experiences. All orientation costs are included in program tuition.

Extracurriculars

YFU students are encouraged to get involved in their local communities by joining local clubs, playing on sports teams, or even volunteering! You'll be able to participate in any extracurricular activities offered at your school, but (like in the US), these activities vary based on the school.

Special Program Offers

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 day Wilderness Camping Adventure at a dog sled park. This tourism trip will cost approx. $650 CAD, which includes all winter camping activities, meals, and lodging. Trip details are subject to change. For more information about the activities, visit chocpaw.com where you can meet the dogs and get to know your camping buddies!

French Immersion Program

Students on an immersive French language program live with a volunteer Canadian host family and attend a high school in French-speaking Canada. While students will attend all of their classes in French and live in a French-speaking area, there is a possibility that students will be placed in an English-speaking host family. Students on the French immersion program are offered the same orientations, excursions, and extracurriculars as those on a traditional academic programs. Students could be placed in a Bilingual school with courses in Quebecois French or Parisian French. Please note that Quebecois French is different than Parisian French. For this program, students should have at least some level of French language skills and a willingness to learn!

PROGRAM CODE DEPARTURE RETURN FULL TUITION
Fall Semester 1391 early September early February $17,995
Fall Semester French Immersion 1395 early September early February $17,995
Spring Semester 1393 late January early July $17,995
Spring Semester French Immersion 1396 late January early July $17,995

Tuition Includes

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family
  • Enrollment in a local Canadian (or French-speaking) high school
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from a YFU Canada Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive Insurance

Age Requirement

Spring departure: January 2001 - January 1, 2004. Fall departure: September 1, 2001 - September 1, 2004. Students who do not meet this age requirement or who will graduate high school before the start of their program will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Students cannot turn 19 while on program.

Language

French and English. Students enrolled in the French Immersion programs must have at least 2 years of previous French language study.

Host Family Placement

You'll live with a Canadian host family and students will be placed in English-speaking host families.