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French exchange for Years 7, 8 and 9 students

The French exchange is an intercultural and international experience.

UCC has been sending students on a three- or four-week week exchange to La Source, a private school just outside of Paris, France, since 1985. This provides students with a transformational learning experience that impacts how they see themselves and the world.

Year 8 student Matthew Meyerowitz spent three weeks at La Source in the first term this year. His exchange partner will stay with his family and attend the Upper School after the March break.

The ideal candidates need to be coping comfortably with academic work, have good proficiency in French, and have the maturity to be able to adapt to a new cultural environments. The application process includes: the completion of a student and parent questionnaire; a student interview; input from the candidate’s teachers; and an interview in the parents’ home. Students will travel to France in September. French students come to Toronto after the 2019 March break.

Please write to Tina Brunelle if your son is in Year 6 or Year 7 or Sophia Berezowsky if your son is in Year 8 by Sunday, Feb. 18 if you’re interested in your son participating in the exchange next year. Parents pay their son’s travel expenses from Toronto to Paris and back. There’s no charge at the school except for pocket money and similar expenses. Both schools select the exchange participants on the basis of their ability to cope academically and socially, and the compatibility of their interests and personalities.

Brunelle  (416-488-1125, ext. 4153) or Berezowsky  (416-488-1125, ext. 3387) will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this exchange program by email or phone.