YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program

The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program is a unique national exchange program that brings together youth from various communities across the country. Participating youth, aged 16 and 17, have the opportunity to improve their second official language skills, and gain important employment experience through a work placement while on their exchange.

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TypeWork exchange, grouped
Grades/AgesAges 16 - 17
French Proficiency RequiredBasic knowledge
EligibilityCommunity participating in program
Selection ProcessInterview with applicant and host family
Meal/Food CostsReciprocal
Accommodation CostsReciprocal
Accomodation TypeHomestay
Program Activity CostsReciprocal
Registration Fee$125
Duration/Time of Year6 weeks
Location(s)Across Canada