There are many opportunities for Lethbridge School District students to participate in student exchanges. The information shows some of the ways in which students might get involved in travel and study at the national or international level.
Alberta Education - Exchange Opportunities
Alberta Education provides information on exchange opportunities. To see what is offered click here.
The Government of Canada maintains a database of student exchange opportunities. To access this information click here.
OSEF - France/Canada Exchanges
This organization facilitates exchanges for students interested in improving French language skills by participating in a 9 or 11 week reciprocal exchange with students in France, Belgium or Luxemburg. Click here for more information.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Spend up to one year living with a host family and attending school in a different country. For more information click here.
Encounters with Canada
EWC provides an opportunity for Canadian teens to meet young people from across the country. Spend a week in your nation’s capital. Take part in exciting adventures, explore future career options, learn more about your country, share your hopes and dreams – all through exclusive hands-on workshops, presentations and excursions. Click here for more details.
Forum For Young Canadians
In this program, students 15 – 19 year old, have a chance to recreate parliament for a week. In Ottawa. On the Hill. With other equally ambitious youth. For more information click here.
All international trips sponsored by schools require approval in advance by the Board of Trustees.
Students in Lethbridge School District High Schools have frequent opportunities to experience international travel. Each year, high schools will organize one or more trips for which students may sign up. For example, the school's travel club may organize a trip to Europe. Other examples include:
- Social Studies war history trip to France and Germany
- Cultural trip to China
- Ecology trip to the Galapagos Islands
In most cases these trips are open to most students, although some trips are organized for a specific class, such as when a school choir might tour internationally.
Generally, these trips occur over Easter Break to minimize the number of school days missed. The cost per student varies for each trip, and some fundraising is usually organized by the trip leaders.
For specific information about current trips planned by schools, you are encouraged to contact the school administration.