Go First

NOW ACCEPTING ‘GO FIRST’ APPLICATIONS!

Go Abroad February to April/May 2018, Host August to November 2018

This timeline falls within one calendar year and two school years and involves visiting your partner in the winter/spring then hosting your partner in the fall.

Mid April to October
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Students complete the application process with the required approval of their school (elementary students require approvals from both the elementary school they attend and the high school they will be attending), fees and Vulnerable Sector Checks and submit to the ISE office by October 16. Successful applicants are matched with a student of similar age and interests. Students receive information about a proposed partner and submit acceptances by late October.
November to January One week after acceptance, students begin communication with their exchange partner and family. Throughout January, regional Full payment is due November 30. Pre-Departure Meetings are held to prepare for the period abroad.
Early/ Mid February
to Mid April/May
Ontario students leave early to mid February spending 9 or 12 weeks with their partner returning home early April/ May.
June Throughout June, regional Pre-Arrival Meetings are held to prepare for the hosting period.
Late August to Early/Mid
November
Visiting students arrive in Ontario late August. (Ontario students must be able to greet them upon their arrival- exact date T.B.A). On November 1st the 9 week visiting students return home and in mid November the 12 week students return home.