Canada

Twice the Experience - at a Fraction of the Cost

You Go

The 1st leg of the 2WayExchange starts when you travel to Canada from November – January. You will arrive in Toronto for your orientation and enjoy a sightseeing tour before meeting up with your Canadian host family. You will attend your exchange partner’s school or a local school and become part of their family. You will be expected to fit in with normal household routines including chores

You Host

The 2nd leg of the 2WayExchange starts when your family host a carefully matched exchange student for 3 months from February- April. Your exchange partner will attend your school or a local school and become part of your family. You will welcome your exchange partner into your family life - with all the rights, responsibilities and privileges of other family members. Hosting is on a voluntary, unpaid basis.

You’ll become immersed in the Canadian culture as you attend a local school and enjoy a traditional Canadian Christmas. Having already hosted your Canadian host brother or sister means that you will already have an established friend in your new country.

How to Apply

Fill in the form below and we will send you an information pack. You can download an application form from our downloads page, or contact our office on 1300 135 331 or email info@studentexchange.org.au

Please note that we have limited places available on our 2WayExchange Experience to Canada.

The application deadlines for our 2WayExchange program to Canada is Monday 15 July 2019. We endeavour to have a 2Way match by 15 August 2019.

Program Dates

You Go                                                                                                                                         Arrive in Canada: 04/11/2019

                                                                                                                                                        Depart Canada: 27/01/2020

You Host                                                                                                                                       From: 01/02/2020

                                                                                                                                                         To: 01/04/2020

Price

A$6,450

 Payable as follows:

  • $150 deposit on submitting your application
  • 3 x monthly instalments following acceptance (May/June/July)

Price includes:

  • Return economy airfare with recognised airlines from your nearest capital city
  • Travel to and from your host family at the beginning and end of the program
  • Comprehensive medical, baggage, trip cancellation insurance & public liability.
  • Application process and selection interview
  • Host family screening and selection
  • Enrolment at your host school
  • Pre-departure orientation and materials
  • Assistance with airport check-in at the major hubs (if requested)
  • Arrival orientation and materials
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Professional support throughout your time away as necessary and required
  • Welcome home pack

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation will only be accepted in writing and will be effective at the date received by Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd. Provided all fees due up to the date of cancellation have been paid, refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:

  1. If a student is not accepted on to the program by Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd – Full refund
  2. If a student is not accepted by the overseas partner – Full refund
  3. If Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd cancels a program at any time prior to departure – Full refund
  4. If a student withdraws from the program:
    1. Before interview – Full refund
    2. After interview but before formal acceptance – Full refund less $150
    3. After formal acceptance:
      1. If your program requires you to host your exchange partner first.
        1. Before July 1 – Full refund less $2100
        2. After July 1 but more than 14 days before scheduled departure – Full refund less $3700
        3. Less than 14 days prior to scheduled departure – No refund
        4. Failure of student to depart on flight – No refund
        5. Student voluntarily leaves or is dismissed from program – No refund
      2. If your program requires you to travel overseas first.
        1. 75 days or more prior to scheduled departure – Full refund less $1500 
        2. Less than 75 days prior to scheduled departure – 50% of program fee
        3. Less than 14 days prior to scheduled departure – No refund
        4. Failure of student to depart on flight – No refund
        5. Student voluntarily leaves or is dismissed from program – No refund
  5. If the student’s natural family withdraw from the hosting leg of the program prior to the student travelling overseas then they will be deemed to have cancelled the program in accordance with the terms detailed above. If the student’s natural family withdraw from the hosting leg of the program after the student has been overseas a further $1000 becomes immediately due (representing the hosting discount on the program fee).
  6. If a student refuses a pairing or matching we will use our best endeavours to find a suitable alternative in the available time but we cannot guarantee a departure. In those circumstances, the student will be deemed to have cancelled their program in accordance with the terms detailed above.
  7. If a student has to return home after commencement of the program because of serious illness of the student or serious illness or death of a member of the immediate family $100 refund will be paid for each complete remaining month of the program. The student’s natural family are still obliged to complete the hosting leg of the program if the student has returned home early.

If you are not ready to go on your own exchange program but would like to welcome an overseas student into your home, please click here to view the profiles of students arriving soon.

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