Summer Exchange

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The Summer Exchange program offers students aged 13 to 17 the opportunity to participate in:

  • A 3-Week Exchange with a partner from France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Ireland or Germany*

Ontario students spend 3 weeks visiting their exchange partner and return to Canada together. Canadian students then host their partner for the same duration during the summer. Ontario students receive a language and cultural experience of their host destination and visiting students receive an English language and cultural experience while here.

“I got to experience so many new and wonderful events and activities in Spain. I met so many friends who willingly taught me Spanish without hesitation. My Spanish family will always be in my heart.”

- Madeline B., Spain Exchange

* Some restrictions apply, contact ISE Ontario for more information

Summer Timeline

Go Abroad Late June, Return Late July

Host Early August to Late August


September to March

Students complete the application process with the required signatures, registration fee, and Vulnerable Sector Checks and submit to the ISE office by early March. Throughout March, successful applicants are matched with students of similar age and interests. Students then receive information about a proposed partner and submit acceptances by late March.


April to May

Approximately 2 weeks after acceptance, the ISE Office will give you a firm date when communication can commence with the exchange partner and family. The final payment is due in May.


Late June to Late July

Late June, Ontario students depart to visit their partners. Late July, the Ontario student and their exchange partner travel to Ontario together.

  • Students in France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland or Germany spend 4 weeks on exchange in July


Early August to Late August

Late August, the 3 week French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Swiss or German exchange partner returns home.

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ISE Ontario exchange programs offer you unique opportunities that you will remember for a lifetime.

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