Create memories that will travel with you long after your exchange as you meet a new host family, new friends at school and immerse yourself in a unique culture.
“My exchange has been a truly life-changing experience! I have made so many great friends, had so many amazing opportunities, and have learned so much" - Dana B, Exchange Student, Australia
“We have welcomed home a more mature young girl, proud of her accomplishments, speaking great Spanish, with her head and heart full of great images and stories to tell.” - Lily R, Exchange Parent, Spain
When In Rome…
What better way to fully immerse yourself in a new culture than to live with its people! We will set you up with a welcoming host family who want to show you their way of life.
“The people were so welcoming and included me in their culture from the very first day… my host sister was the same age as me, it was so nice having someone just like me in the house!” - Chloe P, Exchange Student, Costa Rica
Here For You (And Your Parents Too!)
We want you to be as prepared as possible and this is why every YES Canada program provides you with a range of ongoing support services – a 24hr emergency line, host family screening, local area representative, and an orientation in Canada and abroad.
“It is hard to put your full trust in someone else when it comes to your child, but we had to do it and you made everything so much easier. This was such a good experience for Chelsey and for us too. Chelsey left us as our little girl and came home as a young lady. She learned a lot, travelled, and experienced living in a different county which made her a stronger person.” - Kim and Karen Malcolm, Exchange Parents, England
To hear more about student and parent experiences please request our reference list.
Check out our student blogs to hear their perspectives - new blogs and photos coming soon!