Canadian Parents for French-Simcoe County North Chapter, in conjunction with Experiences Canada, offers a three-week summer French exchange for students who are currently in grade 7 and grade 8, living in Simcoe County and in the Québec City region. Each Simcoe County student will be paired with a partner from the Québec City area. The Québec students will stay with their Simcoe County partners and work to strengthen their English skills for 10 days. In the second half of the exchange, Simcoe County students will travel to Québec, to stay in their partners’ homes and practice communicating “en français”. This trip will be a wonderful cultural and linguistic experience for ALL levels of French students. This trip includes three weeks of activities, accommodations, meals and coach transportation. Three days of family activities are also scheduled, so that students can better get to know their host families and do a number of family activities together.
In addition, Canadian Parents for French-Simcoe County North Chapter is excited to be offering a “northern exchange” to a trilingual (usually French, English and Inuktitut) school in Nunavut, Northwest Territories or Nunavik (northern Quebec). This 16-day exchange includes many cultural and linguistic activities, and participants’ accommodations, meals and airfare are included in the price.
This exchange is for students who are 12- to 17-year-olds.