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February 4, 2021

​Science & Technology


An innovative program for senior high school students.  Students spend a month away from home attending a leading university.  Students interact and share ideas with others who have similar goals, interests, and potential.  The program is focused on science, technology, and entrepreneurship.  Students attend lectures and workshops without the stress of tests and exams.  For further information visit the following links:

Deep River Science Academy  

Six week summer science and technology program 

Summer Science Immersion Program

The Summer Science Immersion program is a six-week summer program for high school students from grades 10 to 12.  The program is not for the faint of heart – it's an intensive six weeks of chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, and engineering. Students choose their subject area and are placed in either the laboratory or in the field depending on the research project they have been assigned.

​DEEP Summer Academy - University of Toronto

The Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) is designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines. Open to students in grades 9 to 12. ​

Exchange Programs Within Canada

​Encounters Canada  

A program that offers 12 different one week sub-themes at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa.  For further information visit:  https://ww​

Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific  

Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from over 100 countries who live, study and grow together at the edge of the western world.  We believe that education is a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.  Our education is transformational.  You will find Pearson College along the wooded shores of the Pacific Ocean at sheltered Pedder Bay, on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island.  We're 29 km west of Victoria.


Katimavik's mission is to develop diverse youth as engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada.  Katimavik fosters understanding, respect and reconciliation with indigenous peoples and with Canada's other diverse cultures, regions and the environment.  An exciting 6 month journey of self-discovery is offered in two different Canadian regions.  There are four programs offered through Katimavik: Core program, Indigenous Youth in Transition, Eco-Internship, and Socio-Internship. Participants work on community projects, and benefit from a learning program that focuses on developing leadership skills, official languages proficiency, a healthy lifestyle, cultural discoveries and protecting the environment.  Details about each program is on the website:

​CMU - Canadian Mennonite University Outtatown Program

Outtatown is for any student (age 17-22) with a high school diploma and the courage and willingness to dip deep and take risks.  Students will spend half their time in Canada, and then together travel to their international location (Guatemala, South Africa, or Burkina Faso). Christian faith-based organization, "Engage in rich dialogue with instructors and fellow students about what it means to be a disciple of Christ."  For more information visit​​

Out-of-County Exchange Programs

Canada World Youth  ​​

CWY provides a variety of programs, in over 20 countries around the world, for youth between the ages of 15 and 35 looking to gain leadership experience through participation in community-driven development projects.  Programs include Youth Leaders in Action, Global Leaders, Programs for Indigenous Youth, and Student Network.  Visit website for program details:

​CCI The Renaissance School

CCI Summer Academy Italy provides each student the opportunity to complete senior level, full credit course.  The schedule of a senior credit requires the student to complete 110 hours in the class within the month of July.  The program also includes an excursion to Florence and Sienna, as well as a day trip to Rome and recreational visits to the Adriatric Sea, beaches, and other local attractions.  For further information visit  

AFS Interculture Canada

AFS Interculture Canada is one of the largest international exchange organizations in Canaa.  The exchange programs give young people an opportunity to open themselves to life, and appreciate the cultural differences and the universal interests existing between the people of the world.  There are 3 different programs including:  the year program (10-12 months), the semester program (4-6 months), and the intensive summer program (4-8 weeks).  For more information please visit the website  ​

Rotary Club Youth Exchange Program

Can apply 9-12 months before you plan to leave for long-term programs and at least 6 months in advance for short-term programs.

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad is an organization working hand in hand with indigenous village communities to create real and lasting change.  Adventurous activities are an integral part of the VESA experience as we believe that immersion in the local culture and surrounding environment will enable you to do and learn things you never thought possible.  Travel to South America, Africa, Fiji Islands or Southeast Asia. Visit for more information.

​ASSE: International Student Exchange Program

As one of the oldest and largest international student exchange organizations, ASSE is able to offer the most comprehensive programs with the lowest possible fees.  Be an exchange student or host an exchange student.  Visit​ for more information.

​Teen Volunteer and Intern Abroad

High School Specials are short-term international volunteer service projects and internships that are specifically designed for teenagers.  Back in 2004, we put our many years of experience​ in international service into creating a new program just for high school volunteers.  The result is our High School Specials – a collection of fifty projects that engage over 1,000 young people each year on projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific.  If you are 16 to 19 years old and enrolled in full-time education you can join us on a High School Special.  Each project follows a schedule of taught sessions, hands-on and observational work, as well as evening activities and weekend excursions.  Lasting two to four weeks, these programs are designed to make the most of your short time abroad while contributing to your volunteer credit requirement.  For more information visit 


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