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This Summer

Travel, Work and Improve your French!

The program offers youth aged 16-17 the opportunity to gain paid work experience, practice their second official language skills, and discover another community within Canada.

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Students in a group photo in Qubec

Youth who will be 16 or 17 this summer are eligible to participate in YMCA’s Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) program. The exchange is a six week program and includes,

  • Travel to Québec to expand and practice French skills
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Get paid work experience during the exchange
  • Stay with a local host
  • Enjoy fun group activities while exploring their surroundings
  • Build on their skills for the future!
Students in a group photo outside a historical monument

Qualified staff will support the youth through their entire experience. The program will cover the cost of travel between provinces and program activities. There is a modest fee to participate.

Youth Families must also host a youth participant while theirs is away on exchange. If this is a challenge please let us know.

Download SWSE Brochure

Not ready to apply yet?

Fill the inquiry form and a SWSE team member will contact you.