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Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange Program

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-22 Saskatchewan-Québec Student Exchange Program will be made available in a modified virtual exchange format.

Saskatchewan students in Grade 10 and 11 can take part in an exchange with students from Quebec through a mutual exchange program. Saskatchewan students host Quebec students for three months in the fall before travelling to Quebec in the winter to live and study for three months.


1. Benefits

The program gives students a chance to:

  • Improve their knowledge of the French language;
  • Learn about French Canadian culture;
  • Experience a new school system; and
  • Experience personal growth in social skills and independence.

2. Eligibility

The program is available to Saskatchewan high school students who will be in Grade 10 or 11 during the exchange year and who are currently studying French, whether it is Core French, French Immersion or Post-Intensive French.

Students are selected for the program based on:

  • Consent and approval from the teacher;
  • Consent and approval from the school, the school division and the parents, guardians or caregivers;
  • Sincere interest from the student and family;
  • The ability for the host family to provide the incoming student with good accommodations, family life and social setting;
  • A good academic record;
  • Participation in the school community;
  • The ability to catch up with their regular school month during the three-month absence; and
  • Personal qualities, including:
    • motivation;
    • maturity and sense of responsibility;
    • good health;
    • sense of humour;
    • accepting of others; and
    • openness to another family, home and culture.

3. Application Information

Students who meet selection criteria may apply for the exchange program if:

  • the school recommends the student and the school division has agreed to participate in the program;
  • the student is committed to the program; and
  • the parents, guardians or caregivers give permission for the student to participate.

How to apply:

  1. The student indicates their interest in the program to their teacher.
  2. If the school recommends the participation of the student and a teacher has accepted the role of liaison teacher, the teacher fills out the Request to Participate Application Form, has it signed by the school division, and emails it to the provincial coordinator.
  3. The student completes the Student Application Form and submits this to the liaison teacher.
  4. The liaison teacher schedules and leads an interview with the student and their family during which the teacher fills out the Teacher Interview Guide.
  5. The teacher and school principal sign the completed guide.
  6. The liaison teacher sends the student application and interview guide by email to the provincial coordinator.

School division application deadline for the 2021-22 Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange program closed on December 4, 2020. Applications for the 2022-23 Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange program will open in fall 2021.

School divisions wishing to participate accept all conditions of the exchange as outlined in the Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange Program 2021-22 information package.

Student application and liaison teacher interview guide deadline for the 2021-22 Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange program was March 22, 2021.

Note: Please do not mail original documents to the Programs Branch.

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