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
|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. Full payment is due November 30. Mid-January to early February, regional Pre-Departure Meetings are held to prepare students and parents 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||Early to mid June, regional Pre-Arrival Meetings are held to prepare students and parents for the hosting period.|
|Late August to Early/Mid
|Visiting students arrive in Ontario in late August. 9 week visiting students return home on November 1 and the 12 week students return home in mid-November.|