Dear Interested Parents & Guardians,
Thank you for considering an ISE Ontario exchange program for your son or daughter. We commend you both for having the willingness to completely immerse yourselves in another language and culture by participating in a reciprocal exchange program.
For your son or daughter, an exchange will likely be the most exciting, enriching and influential, yet at times challenging, experiences of his or her adolescence. In terms of his or her education, the exchange programs we offer are all school board approved and provide unparalleled opportunities for language acquisition through experiential learning. Educational benefits aside, our exchange participants experience tremendous personal growth, gaining greater self- confidence, self-reliance, cultural and personal awareness and interpersonal skills.
We know as parents you have a vested interest in preparing your child to be successful in the new globalized world in which we live, where the confidence to speak multiple languages, and to be both culturally aware and globally minded is of great importance. By participating in one of our exchanges, your child is well on his or her way to accomplishing this. Many of our previous participants have gone on to achieve great things, both academically and in their careers, and have credited their exchange experience with us as one of the most formative experiences that has shaped the people they are now and the successes they have had.
In addition to the information on our website, our dedicated and experienced staff is available to respond to any questions you may have about our exchange programs. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome not only your child but your whole family as future exchange participants with us.