Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) believes in the importance of exchange programs for both students and teachers.

Student Exchanges

There are a variety of exchange programs to choose from and we encourage you to do your research carefully and ask questions of the exchange organizers.

Group Exchanges

Students participate in these exchanges as part of a group and usually have a cultural or language focus. They vary in length from two to five weeks.

The OCDSB / Aix-Marseille-Nice exchange is a 5-week reciprocal exchange primarily for grade 10 and 11 students to learn more about French culture and to develop their language skills while attending school in the Aix-Marseille-Nice area.

The OCSDB / Yamate Gakuin cultural exchange is a 2-week homestay exchange for students from a few west-end high schools. Students from Yamate Gakuin high school near Tokyo stay with OCDSB students for two weeks in April of every 2nd year. OCDSB students then travel to Japan for 2 weeks to stay with a family in July / August of that same year.

Individual Exchanges

There are several independent organizations that organize a variety of student exchanges with a variety of countries. Exchanges can vary in length up to a year long. The first two on the list are independent organizations who have signed agreements to work with the OCDSB and who have supported OCDSB students in the past.

NOTE: Neither Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) nor the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is responsible for the content of listed web sites or the actions or policies of their publishers. Listing on this page does not imply endorsement, recognition and approval of the sites or their owners. Students and teachers are cautioned to ask for and check references for any opportunities or programs.

For more information about any of the above exchanges, please contact Mr. Sean Oussoren, International Education Coordinator, at 613-239-0314, Ext. 2108.

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