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French exchange opportunities for Years 7, 8 and 9

An Intercultural and International Experience

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

This fall, Chas Dingle (Year 8) and Luka Bulatovic (Year 9) spent four weeks living with their exchange families, attending La Source and visiting the local sites. Their exchange partners will stay with their families and attend the Upper School after the March break.

Ideal candidates can cope comfortably with academic work, have good proficiency in French, and have the maturity to adapt to a new cultural environment. 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 travel to France in September. French students come to Toronto after March break in 2021.

Parents pay their son’s return travel expenses from Toronto to Paris. There is no charge at the school except for pocket money and incidental expenses. Both schools select the exchange participants on the basis of compatibility of interests and personalities and their ability to cope both academically and socially.

If you are interested in your son participating in the exchange or for questions please contact Tina Brunelle or Sophia Berezowsky by Mon, Feb. 17.

  • Contact Tina Brunelle 416-488-1125, ext. 4153 for students currently in Year 6 or 7.
  • Contact Sophia Berezowsky  416-488-1125, ext. 3387 for students currently in Year 8.