The Canadian Education Exchange Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation. CEEF organizes educational exchange programs for students and teachers through partnerships with governments and private agencies in many countries. The organization and management of CEEF exchanges in Canada is carried out by a small professional multilingual staff with the assistance of many volunteers -- school principals, teachers, former exchange participants, parents and retired teachers.
CEEF student exchanges are school-based. When you apply, your school principal must approve your participation by signing your application form.
There are two phases to every student exchange: a hosting
period, and a visiting period.
When you are successfully matched for a Three-month
Program, a visiting exchange student lives with
your family from the middle of August until the middle
of November and attends classes in your school once
the fall term begins.
To complete the exchange, you travel to the home
country of your exchange partner, live with his/her
family from mid-February until mid-May and attend school
in that country.
If you would like to participate in an international
exchange, but feel that you are not quite ready for
a three-month program, consider applying for one of
CEEF’s French-language Summer Programs to France or Switzerland (French-speaking region of Geneva). (Summer Programs are available only to students living in Ontario). Ontario students spend approximately one summer month (July) in France or Switzerland (Geneva) and then host their visiting exchange partner for approximately one month (August).
To find answers to some of the questions most frequently
asked about our Three-month Programs, or for
more information about Summer Programs to France or Switzerland just click on the
question in the menu to the left. We hope you will decide
that a CEEF student exchange is right for you!
After browsing this web site, if you still have questions
or would like more information, please feel free to
CEEF by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 705 739-7596.