Host First


Host August to November 2018, Go Abroad February to April/ May 2019

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

September to April Students complete the application process with the required school approval, fees and Vulnerable Sector Checks and submit to the ISE office by April 2.
April to May Throughout April, successful applicants are matched with a student of similar age and interests. In early May, students receive information about a proposed partner and submit acceptances by May 15.
Mid/Late May to
Early August
One week after acceptance, students begin communication with their exchange partner and family. Throughout June, regional Pre-Arrival Meetings are held to prepare for the hosting period. The first of two payments is due on July 16.
Late August to
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 visiting students return home. The final payment is due on November 30.
January Throughout January, regional Pre-Departure Meetings are held to prepare for the period abroad.
February to April/May Ontario students depart early to mid February to visit their partner. Ontario students spend 9 weeks with their partner, returning home early April, or 12 weeks with their partner, returning home early May.