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Student Exchanges

Ottawa International Projects and Exchanges (OIPE) believes in the importance of exchange programs for both students and teachers.

Keep checking this site for more links to organizations that arranges individual exchange programs. The duration of most short-term exchange programs is two or three months. They are usually intended for secondary school students, often in the Grade 10 or Grade 11 academic year. Students who participate in a reciprocoal exchange program generally welcome their exchange partner from overseas in autumn and then go overseas themselves in the spring. There are variations.  

The following are exchange organizations that are recognized by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. OCDSB students are encouraged to seek out exchange program opportunities through these organizations along with the appropriate communication needed at their school guidance departments.
The OCDSB contact person for student exchange matters is Kathy Scheepers at 613-239-0592

You can download a list of exchange organizations here.

You may also check this website for longer term opportunities such as one year exchanges:

  • Rotary - Rotary Foundation (Youth Exchange)


Note: Neither Ottawa International Projects and Exchanges nor the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network is responsible for the content of listed web sites or the actions or policies of their publishers. Listing on this page does not imply endorsement, recognition and approval of the sites or their owners. Students and teachers are cautioned to ask for and check references for any opportunities or programs.

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