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For August French-speaking programs, a ten-day arrival language and culture program.
Study Abroad Program
Programs to Canada are classed as study abroad programs. This means that your host family will be paid a stipend to cover your basic living expenses. Program rules and expectations remain the same as on a WEP student exchange program.
School in Canada runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and students have a wide choice of subjects and electives. While school days may end at 3:30, schools offer a great choice of extra-curricular activities for students to join in after school. Depending on the school, students may be able to join bands, sporting teams or other clubs.
Students in Canada typically are not required to wear school uniforms.
The two official languages are French and English. Students can select whether they would like to be placed in French-speaking or English-speaking areas.French is also spoken in two other WEP destinations; France and Belgium.
How hard is it to learn French in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in French. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
Temperate to arctic! In some parts of Canada the temperature in winter can get lower than -40°C, while in summer, the temperature can reach the mid 30s. Note: never leave the house with wet hair in winter, or a lovely lock may turn into an icicle and snap off!
Depending on daylight saving and the location within Canada, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 13 to 18 hours ahead.
Not available to secondary school graduates. Specific age requirements may apply for French-speaking programs, please contact WEP. Students to French-speaking Canada require some language experience, intensive course may suffice.