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What is summer exchange program?

  • Immerse yourself in a foreign language environment for short term
  • Live with a local host family / school dormitory for short term
  • Study a topic* at a local secondary school for short term

*For example, sports, technology, language, culture, global issue


Eligibility Requirements

Age of participants should be 13 – 18 years old on departure
(Exact age requirements vary from country to country)

What's included in your experience

  • Host Family Placement
  • Meals
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Access to Alumni Network

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees

2020 Summer Exchange Program

Program dates may vary and are subject to change. All summer program fees are not inclusive of air ticket fare.

Information included in this program guide is meant to help with general planning and scheduling only.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and programs are filled first-come, first-serve.

Download Summer Program Guide 2020 (English)

Download Ireland Summer Program Guide 2020 (Chinese)

Age Range: 15yrs – 18yrs

Birth date Range: 11 July 2002 to 11 July 2005

Program Dates: 11 July 2020 – 8 August 2020

Accommodation: Host family

Program Language: English

Program Fee: HKD $34,000

The intensive short program is designed for international students with English skills from beginner to intermediate. This program will allow participants to attend English classes and practice their speaking skills through exciting activities. There are three possible destinations for this program that all share a different perspective of the Canadian experience: Ottawa, ON, Halifax, NS, and Montreal, QC.

All placements for this program are in English immersion (host families, activities, classes), however Montreal is a bilingual city (French and English) that will be a reality for students when they are outside of AFS activities.