School immersion in Newfoundland | 12-18 years old | 1 semester to 1 academic year

This programme is open to all students aged 12 to 18 who are very motivated and wish to have a unique and unforgettable experience abroad.

Our partner selects the corresponding school that best suits your profile and your individual goals. Over 250 public schools situated in the Newfoundland and Labrador District. All schools offer a wide range of subjects in both standard and specialised fields such as robotics, for example.

Destination Highlights

  • The most competitive rates in Canada
  • A rich historical heritage
  • Incredibly beautiful natural sites
  • A safe environment (the lowest crime rate in Canada)
  • A healthy environment (high air purity)
  • The hospitality and kindness of its inhabitants
  • Personalized academic support within schools
  • An optional adventure program for thrilling experiences

Why Canada?

Canada is the second largest country in the world. It’s one of the most outstanding countries in terms of geographical diversity. First and foremost, Canada is full of adventure and advantages for those wishing to study there. Some of these advantages include:

  • Quality and standard of living is among the highest in the world
  • Educational system recognized for excellence and consistent with our European systems
  • Friendliness and hospitality of its people
  • Cultural wealth
  • Safe environment and landscapes.

The capital of Newfoundland, Saint John, lies at the most Eastern point of North America, and only a 6-hour flight away from London! The province hosted the first British settlers and houses sites of incomparable natural beauty some of which are World Heritage of UNESCO. This area is renowned for the friendliness and kindness of its people, its quality of life (clean air, safe environment as Canada’s crime rate is the lowest in the world) , cultural diversity and the opportunity to learn about typical Canadian outdoor activities.

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

The schools

The schools are located in three regions of the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. All offer unique and intensive curriculum, and a wide variety of courses. They welcome a limited number of foreign students to ensure proper immersion.

But whatever the size of the facility there is in each of them, a team of advisers and mentors. They provide ongoing monitoring of students, as well as international coordinators who advise students on all aspects of their stay. Teachers and school staff are very attentive to each student to help them reach their goals.

Courses

You can choose 4 – 5 subjects per semester. Each school offers a wide selection of subjects in multiple different fields.

Some of these examples of these subjects are, but not limited to:

Science & Maths: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, etc.

English: English, Literacy, Drama, World Literature, Writing, etc.

Languages: French, Spanish, Japanese, etc.

Social Studies: Geography, History, Law, Economy, etc.

Economic Education: Business enterprise, Consumer Studies, Canadian Economy, Entrepreneurship, etc.

Technology: Electronics of Communications Systems, Graphic Production, Communications Technology, Robotic Systems Technology, Power mechanics, etc.

Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Pottery and Media Arts, Theatre Arts, etc.

Music: Experiencing Music, Applied Music Ensemble performance

Physical Education: Fitness, Team-building, Cooperative games, Healthy living

Sports: Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Rugby, Wrestling, Rock climbing, Skiing

It is possible for final year students to get a high school diploma, under specific conditions (compulsory classes). Please contact us for further details.

English lessons

The district has set up its own EFL curriculum to help students who might need extra English classes. These courses are provided free of charge, twice a month at the weekend.

Extracurricular activities / excursions

Schools offer a wide selection of extracurricular activities such as: sports teams, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, bowling, movies, etc.

  • Option: Adventure programme

A full programme of activities and excursions will be organised for foreign students, allowing everyone to discover the region and to meet the other international participants in a friendly environment.

Examples of activities offered (at a rate of one activity per month): River Rafting, Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Iceberg and Whale Watching Boat Tour, Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding (2-day trip), Paintball, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Spider Rope Challenge, Caving.

Note: Activities may vary depending on the region of stay.

*The program may be subject to certain restrictions related to COVID-19.

Young Canadians study a minimum of 12 years (Primary School + Secondary School). This programme offers international students to attend a local public high school (High School). Junior High includes the first 3 years of high school (grades 7-9), High School takes the last three years of secondary education: grades 10 to 12. The school year is divided into two semesters. As an international student you can integrate a class for a semester or a full academic year.

There are two different school systems in Canada: the semester system and the linear system. The first involves taking 4 courses in the first semester and another 4 courses in the second semester, while in the latter, 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 subjects or refine a preferred area of study. Some courses are offered for one semester, giving students the opportunity to change subjects halfway through the year.

You can also choose subjects regarding sports, culture or social subjects. The school offers a unique chance to blossom in subjects and activities that are unknown. But this will also be the perfect opportunity to integrate into Canadian life and get to know people your age.

Canadians are well-known for their hospitality, their tolerance and openness.

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 welcoming environment.

There is no typical family profile. Each one is unique and reflects the society and lifestyle of the country you have chosen. The family hosting you 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 coordinator is an experienced person who knows the host families and schools. They are in contact with each individual student at least once a month to ensure that everything is going well.

He/she is available to answer any questions that students may have. Once there, they can assist with different approaches and are able to react quickly should any urgent problems arise. They are the main point of contact on site.

An emergency number will be sent to you in case of any urgent problems you may have.

In order for your stay to go as smoothly as possible and for you to be well 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 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 organize an online connection for you to attend the meeting live.

Another orientation meeting takes place in Canada in the first few days after 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.

  • Be between 12 and 18 (The participant may celebrate their 19th birthday during the stay, at the end of the school year)
  • Minimum recommended level of English: A2/B1 (students whose level is low may still apply under certain conditions)
  • Adequate academic results over the last two years
  • Willingness to make new friends and share the daily life of a host family
  • Demonstrate motivation, maturity and adaptability

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

  1. Send us a registration form as soon as possible.
  2. You will then receive a pre-confirmation form and an application form to be completed. We will invite you to pay €100 in order to take a proficiency test and to provide us with your school results for the past 3 years.
  3. We then invite you to come and take the language test and interview at our offices in Brussels or Paris. The cost for this is 100 € and is payable upon receipt of the pre-confirmation. This amount is non-refundable but deductible from the total cost of the stay in case of final registration and acceptance into the program. A first part of the received file will need to be completed and brought with you at the time of the interview.
  4. We will confirm the result to you no later than 8 days after our interview.
  5. If the interview is successful, we will ask you to pay a deposit (25% of the total amount, minimum €1,800) and to send us the relevant documents completed. This includes recommendation letters from your teachers, your medical history and other information needed to process your booking. As soon as we receive all the documents and the deposit, we will send the application file to our partner.
  6. The final decision belongs to our partner
  7. Once your application is confirmed, our partner will start to look for a host family and a school.

Registration deadline:

Registration deadlines:

09/15 for September enrollment
02/15 November for February enrollment

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

For any application that needs to be processed urgently (after the registration deadline), a supplement of €200 will be required.

Contact us for more information on registration procedures. Candidates who do not meet the age or level requirements are invited to meet with us to discuss other possible options.

Travel
Departures are typically scheduled for late August/early September for stays of one trimester, one semester, or one school year. A departure is also scheduled for late January/early February for stays of one trimester or one semester. Your family or local correspondent will welcome you at the airport and see you off at the end of your stay.

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

The booked ticket includes the fewest possible stopovers and is changeable.

In the event of a change, airline change fees apply (these vary by airline, typically around €200) + any fare class difference.

If you prefer to book your trip yourself, we will provide you with all the necessary informations to proceed with the booking.

ETA & Study Permit
The school year is divided into two semesters. As an international student, you can take courses for one semester (in September or February) or for a full school year, as well as for 3 or 4 months.

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 is available on the website: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html.

Attention! Since July 31, 2018, nationals of various European countries must provide 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: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/biometrics.html.

For a stay of one semester or less*
You will only need to complete an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), which you can fill out directly on the website: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/apply.html.

These details are valid for citizens of the European Union and Switzerland. For non-EU citizens, please refer to https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html.

Full medical coverage is included in our fees.


Dates & Prices 2024-2025

Dates 2024-2025

Academic year: Early september to late June

Semester: From early September to late January or from early February to late June

Prices 2024-2025

Prices with flights subject to ticket prices at time of booking

Includes all taxes, registration fees, classes, room and board

WPCS 42.0.3
Tuition, accommodation, full board, and registration fees
DurationPrice WITHOUT flightsPrice WITH flights*
3 months 6.545 8.445
4 months 7.995 9.895
1 Academic Semester (5 months) 9.795 11.695
1 Academic Year (10 months) 16.695 18.595
SupplementsPer month
Special diet (vegetarian, lactose intolerant...) 100

Prices 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 transfers from the arrival airport to the host family
  • Round-trip flight if chosen, from Brussels, Paris, or Geneva airport

Prices do not include

  • Excursions and local activities
  • Potential entrance fees to sport clubs
  • Lunches taken at the school canteen
  • Visa (fees)
  • Pocket money: (recommended amount $200-250 per month)
  • Round-trip flight, depending on option, to the destination
  • Any additional costs related to COVID-19 (e.g., quarantine, tests, etc.)