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Language + Internships

LANGUAGE + INTERNSHIPS

Program Description
Experience the Canadian work environment. Career Tours meet this demand, with structured, guided half day, full day, or recurring visits to companies. 
Tours are packaged to combine numerous elements including observation and in some cases, hands on work. Students will meet people involved in a targeted field, tour businesses, and depending on the field: see a baseball game, eat a gourmet meal, assist with a business project, and more.

At a Glance

● Half Day, Full Day, or recurring observation tours of Canadian companies
● Primarily observation­based with some hands­on work
● All placements are unpaid
● Tours available for individuals or groups
● 6 Packaged tour options available. Customized tours available on request
● Transportation not included. Tour leader included.
● All tours available in (English and French)
● 6 weeks in 
advance of their desired start date.

Requirements

● English or French at a lower intermediate level or above
● Aged 18 and above for individual tours

Tour Options:

● Arts and Culture Tour
● Business tour
● Culinary Tour
● Engineering Tour
● Nature and Environment Tour
● Sports Tour

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Farmstay Program

Program Description

Few Canadians, let alone people from abroad, see the countryside, and experience farm life. Experience Education’s Farmstay Program gives international students the opportunity to do this, and to get a ‘natural’ Canadian experience. 
In Farmstay, students are placed for 2­4 weeks at a farm in the wilderness of BC, Alberta, Ontario, or Quebec. There, they live with a family and assist in the day to day upkeep of their family farm. Students see the great outdoors, get up close and personal with animals, and try Canadian food, fresh out of the ground.

At a Glance

● Farm work and accommodation placements in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec
● All placements are isolated, far from cities, and students will not be able to commute from a city to their farmstay
● Minimum placement is 2 weeks, maximum placement is 4 weeks with a visitor’s visa. Longer placements (at a single homestay or consecutive) are not available.
● All placements are unpaid.
● Students are required to work between 15 and 25 hours per week to help offset the cost of their stay.
● Students must be registered at least 6 weeks in advance of their start date. ● 6 types of placement to choose from ­ all on family farms
● Placements available year round at most locations, apart from a December/January blackout period.
● Use Farmstay_2014.pdf application form, and register students at least 6 weeks in advance of their desired start date. Requirements
● Students must be physically able to perform farm work (this includes being able to lift 20kg)
● No animal or wild grass or pollen allergies
● English or French at a lower intermediate level or above
● Aged 18 and above

NB: Students wishing to work with horses must have previous experience, as must students wishing to work with machinery

Placement Options

● Vegetable / Fruit Farm : Small farms specializing in mixed vegetables or fruits. Includes orchards.
● Poultry Farm : Farms raising chickens, turkeys, and geese.
● Arts/Crafts / Artisanal Food Processing : Farms specializing in production of small 
craft foods or craft products like certain types of jam, or specialized lamb, or heirloom 
vegetables.
● Mixed Farms (animals and produce) : These are typical ‘family’ farms that students 
would be used to seeing in TV and movies. They include a small collection of animals, 
and a medium sized patch of crops.
● Ranches : Cowboy placements, usually done on a small guest ranch. Occasionally 
done on larger cattle ranches. Students must have experience with horses.
● Vineyards : Small hobby vineyards producing regional wines.

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VOLUNTERN PROGRAM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Voluntern participants are placed for 4-16 weeks at a federally registered charity in Quebec. While Voluntern like all experiential programs, gives students an added opportunity to practice their English/French in a real social context

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Voluntern program has very open and flexible requirements and can adapt to accept all participants, including those with English or French as a second language, and special needs participants. The three key requirements of Voluntern are:
• Students must speak English or French at an intermediate level or above
• Aged 18 and above
• Wilderness placement students must be physically fit as the work can be strenuous
• Students must be able to participate in the Voluntern program for at least 20 hours per week, and must be able to financially support themselves for the duration of the placement

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