School Immersion in Winnipeg, Manitoba – 14-18 years old – 1 term to 1 academic year

This programme is available to motivated students aged 14 to 18 

Our High School program in Winnipeg is open to all motivated students aged 14 to 18 who are motivated and want to experience a unique and unforgettable time in Canada. You will attend high school for one trimester, one semester, or one school year within the Winnipeg school district. Canada’s educational system is renowned for being one of the best in the world, and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Canadian daily life while living with a Canadian family. This program offers a true linguistic and cultural immersion in the heart of Canadian life.

Discover Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world by surface area and one of the world’s geographical miracles. But above all, it is a destination with numerous advantages for those wishing to study there:

  • High quality of life and standard of living among the highest in the world
  • Educational system recognized for its excellence and compatible with European systems
  • Friendliness and hospitality of its population
  • Cultural richness
  • Safe environment and breathtaking landscapes.

Our partner schools are situated in Winnipeg in the central province of Manitoba, the 8th largest city in Canada (800,000 inhabitants). The region is known for its lakes, its numerous cultural activities (festivals, theatres, operas) and its geography: the region does not have many mountains, which allows cross-country skiers to practice their sport.

The United States and Canada are vast countries where geographical distances are very significant. The car is the primary means of transportation, and public transportation networks are generally less developed, except in some major cities. International students coming from Europe, where public transportation networks are more developed, will need to adapt to this difference when studying in North America and may need to reconsider their travel habits by planning their routes based on available transportation options.

Winnipeg is a fantastic destination for international students. It has all the advantages of a large city, but the cost of living is much lower than in Vancouver or Toronto. And the academic standards are just as high as anywhere else in the country.

The climate is typically Canadian: the summers are hot (up to 28°C), and the winters are dry and cold, with the temperature able to drop as low as -28°C. But the city is equipped for low temperatures.

The schools

The Rivers East Transcona School Division, with which we have established our partnership, consists of 42 public primary and secondary schools. Participants will be placed in one of the 6 English-speaking high schools within the district. These schools are located northeast of the city, along the beautiful Red River.

These schools accommodate between 600 and 1200 students. International students, on the other hand, represent less than 5% of the total school population. This means that participants will consistently be immersed in an almost entirely English-speaking environment. This immersion will lead to faster and more lasting language progress.

The facilities are equipped with multimedia centers, fitness rooms, sports halls, science laboratories, and computer rooms. All students have their own email address and unlimited internet access. Swimming complexes are also located near the various schools. These are open to students during their free time after school, in the evenings, or on weekends.

The schools have their own football, cross-country, hockey, curling, volleyball, basketball, athletics, and American football teams. Students will have the opportunity to discover these sports by practicing them or simply by attending various competitions. Those less inclined towards sports will also find their interests catered to with the various activities offered by the school, such as theater, choir, jazz band, cheerleading, art club, school newspaper, debate club, and many more.


You can choose 4 or 5 subjects from those taught by the school. Since no level of English is required for this program, it is also possible to follow an English as a Second Language program to address any potential gaps. Assistants are available to help you organize your work and acquire study skills.

The schools offer a wide range of subjects such as: Mathematics, Physics, English Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Earth Sciences, Business, Management, Climatology, Graphic Communication, Marine Biology, Space Technology…

It is possible for students in their final year to obtain a high school diploma, subject to certain conditions (mandatory course requirements). Feel free to contact us if you are interested in this option to learn more about the details.

English lessons

If your level of English is not quite high enough to be able to follow academic classes as soon as you arrive, you will be invited to participate in English language classes in addition to, or instead of your academic classes.

Canadian youth typically undergo a minimum of 12 years of schooling, similar to our system. This program offers foreign students the opportunity to attend a local public high school. In the Canadian province of Manitoba, the primary and secondary school system is divided into 3 cycles: Early Years (Grades 1 to 4, ages 6 to 10), Middle Years (Grades 5 to 8, ages 10 to 14), and Senior Years (Grades 9 to 12, ages 14 to 18). High School encompasses the 4 years of Senior Years, or upper secondary education.

The school year is divided into two semesters. As an international student, you can join a class for one trimester, one semester, or a full school year.

There are two different school systems in Canada: the semester system and the linear system. The semester system involves taking 4 courses in the first semester and 4 more courses in the second semester, while in the linear system, students take 8 courses throughout the year.

In many Canadian schools, there is a wide range of subject choices. It is a unique opportunity to discover new areas of study or refine a preferred subject.

Some courses are offered for one semester, giving students the opportunity to change subjects halfway through the year.

The choice is equally important in sports, cultural, and social activities. School will be a unique opportunity to flourish in unfamiliar subjects and activities. It will also be a great chance to integrate into Canadian life and get to know young people your age.

Canadian Host Families

Canadians are renowned for their hospitality, tolerance, and open-mindedness.

Families are carefully selected by the district’s accommodation service based on their genuine desire to host a young foreigner and share their culture with them through everyday life. This service visits the families’ homes and ensures they can provide the participant with a balanced and warm environment.

There is no typical family profile. Each one is unique and reflects the society and lifestyle of the country you have chosen. The hosting family may have children or not; they may be a blended family or a single-parent family, a single person whose children no longer live at home, retirees, or younger individuals. It is not the composition of the family that matters, but rather their availability and motivation to share their culture with you.

The local correspondent is an experienced individual who is familiar with host families and schools. They regularly meet with foreign students to ensure everything is going smoothly.

They are available to answer any questions that may arise once you are there, can assist you with various procedures, and can react quickly in case of any issues. They are your main point of contact on-site.

An emergency number will be given to you to use in case of any emergencies.

To ensure that your stay goes as smoothly as possible and that you are informed about the various elements of the program, you will have the opportunity to attend an information and orientation meeting organized by Easy Languages in Brussels, at the end of May / beginning of June. This meeting allows Easy Languages students to meet and exchange their questions and experiences with each other and with the Easy Languages team. It is also during this meeting that the final administrative formalities are initiated.

If you do not reside in Belgium, we can arrange an online connection for you to attend the meeting live.

A second orientation takes place in Canada in the days following your arrival. You will be contacted by your local correspondent, who will be able to answer all your questions regarding your stay and its progress.

  • To be between 14 and 18 years old
  • To have achieved good academic results in the past two years
  • Minimum recommended English level: A2/B1
  • To have the willingness to make new friends and share the daily life of a host family
  • To demonstrate an interest in studying other cultures and languages, motivation, maturity, and adaptability

Do you fit the criteria for participation? Think this high school abroad program is for you?

  1. Please fill out the pre-registration form as soon as possible.
  2. Upon receipt, we will send you a provisional confirmation, including the total amount of the stay, and a request for a payment of €100 (for the language test and the motivation interview). We will also ask you to send us a copy of your school reports from the last 3 years.
  3. We then invite you to come and take the language test and interview at our offices in Brussels or Paris. This costs €100 and is payable upon receipt of the pre-confirmation. This amount is non-refundable but deductible from the balance of the stay in case of final registration and acceptance into the program.
  4. We confirm the result to you no later than 8 days after our interview.
  5. If the interview is positive, we ask you to pay a deposit of 25% of the total amount of the stay (with a minimum of €1500) and to complete the online dossier, which includes letters of recommendation from your teachers and other necessary information for the study of your file on site.
  6. Final acceptance into the program is granted by our partner.
  7. When your application is accepted, our partner begins the search and selection of a host family and proceeds with the registration at the school.”

Deadline for submitting your folder :

  • 02/28 for departures in September
  • 11/15 for departures in February

Beyond these dates, it is still possible to enroll depending on the availability of schools. However, we recommend that you register at least 3 months before departure for better trip preparation.

For any urgent cases (after the registration deadline), a supplement of €200 will be required.

Please contact us for more information on the registration procedures.

Candidates who do not meet the age or level requirements are invited to meet with us to discuss other options.

The departure is usually scheduled for late August/early September for stays of one semester to one school year. A departure is also planned for late January/early February for one-semester stays. Your family or local correspondent will welcome you at the airport and accompany you back at the end of your stay.

Once your enrollment is accepted and confirmed by our Canadian partner, and your study permit application is approved, if applicable, we can arrange your travel to Canada for you if you wish.

The reserved ticket includes as few layovers as possible and is changeable.

In case of changes, airline modification fees apply (these vary depending on the airline, usually around €200) plus any potential fare difference.

If you prefer to book your own travel, we will provide you with all the necessary information to make the reservation.

ETA & Study Permit

The school year is divided into two semesters. As an international student, you can take courses for one term or one semester (in September or February) or for a full school year.

For a full school year stay:
You will need to obtain a study permit, which will be issued for the duration of your stay. We provide you with all the necessary documents to obtain it and assist you in the process. All information can be found on the website:

Attention! Since July 31, 2018, nationals of various European countries must undergo the collection of their biometric data to obtain a study permit. There are 2 centers in France, in Paris and Lyon. For Belgian nationals, the centers in Paris or Düsseldorf are the closest. This process costs $85 CAD. More information here:

You will also need to complete the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for travel, which you can fill out directly on the website:

For a stay of one school semester or less*:
You will simply need to complete an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), which you can fill out directly on the website:

These details are applicable to nationals of the European Union and Switzerland. For non-EU nationals, please refer to:

For the entire duration of your stay you will have complete medical coverage, the price of which is included in your enrolment.

Dates 2024-2025

  • Academic year: From September to June
  • Semester: from September to January or from February to June
  • Terms : from September to November or from February to April

Prices 2024-2025

Includes all registration fees

WPCS 42.0.3

Tuition,accommodation, full board, and registration fees
DurationPrice WITHOUT flightPrice WITH flight
3 months 6.495 8.395
4 months 7.765 9.665
1 academic semester (5 months) 9.415 11.315
1 academic year (10 months) 19.125 21.025
SupplementsTarif / mois
High-protein or high-calorie diet for athletes 125
Other special diets 85

Prices with flights are subject to change depending on the airfare at time of reservation

The prices of the program include:

  • English level assessment and interview
  • All documents required to obtain a visa
  • High School registration for a semester or a full academic year
  • Supervision during the stay by the local correspondent
  • Accommodation in host family, full board (lunch box, lunch on school days)
  • Personal assistance, support and advice from our local correspondent
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal support to parents throughout the stay
  • Regular contacts and assessment reports
  • Official certificate of attendance and courses transcripts.
  • Round-trip flight if chosen, from Brussels, Paris or Geneva airport (please contact us for prices if you do not leave from these airports)
  • Round-trip transfers from the arrival airport to the host family

They do not include:

  • Round-trip flight to Winnipeg depending on the chosen option
  • Transfers and public transport (costing around CA$85/month)
  • Possible excursions and outings
  • Possible visa fees
  • Pocket money (200-250$ per month)