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Travel Opportunities

​​​​Career Exploration​

Global Pre-Meds (formerly called "Gap Medics") 

Do you hope to study medicine, nursing, dentistry, or physician assistant studies?

Are you looking to get your feet wet in the hospital environment, to build upon your previous experience, or to expand your knowledge of the global healthcare community? 

On a Gap Medics hospital placement, you will learn directly from trusted healthcare professionals as you engage with patients in the wards and observe  procedures. 
Placements are one to four weeks or more in duration, at any time of the year, to gain unrivalled clinical exposure and really make your college or med school application stand out! 

Saskatchewan Youth Parliament

This is a non-partisan organization made up of youth who meet to discuss relevant political and social issues. Members learn about the mechanics of government such as the workings of parliamentary procedure and the rules of debate. 
This program runs over the Christmas break. See a Guidance Counsellor for more details.

Pre-College Program at Alberta College of Art +  Design (ACAD)

Located in Calgary, Alberta, this interdisciplinary, studio-based program 
helps students build their portfolio for college admission. 

ACAD is open to students who have completed grade 10, 11 or 12. 

Camp Tamarak

Camp Tamarack is a residential, educational summer program for children and teens with learning disabilities. Two 3-week programs occur over the summer, with the first  intended for ages 11 to 14 and the second for age 7 to 10 year olds. For more  info call (306) 780-9218 or (306)  975-0855 (Saskatoon).

House of Commons Page Program 

This is a prestigious Page Program is for any student graduating this year and expecting to enter university in the National Capital Region in the fall. Students must have an academic average of at least 80%, and a superior knowledge  of both official languages. A 15 hour/week schedule will be coordinated with  university studies and a salary of $12,571 plus $1200 will be paid during the  employment period. 

Canadian Computing Competition

The University of Waterloo hosts this in conjunction with the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computer Science (CEMC). See the website for details.

Skills Canada

Skills Canada promotes and supports various programs including skill competitions at the local and national levels.
A long list of skills competitions and additional information can be found at the Skills Canada website. The list  ranges from Architectural CADD and Auto-body to Welding and Worksite Safety.

Educational Travel

AFS International Programs

AFS exchange  programs draw people from around the world who want to get to know people  from other countries. Participants live with a host family while attending  school gaining a fresh perspective on a foreign culture. By experiencing new  cultures as outsiders, AFS Participants also gain a deeper understanding of  themselves and their home cultures.

Canada World Youth
Canada World  Youth offers many programs to provide students with opportunities to work in  other countries in the areas of education, health, community development,  agriculture and forestry, biodiversity and the environment and new media and new information technologies. 

Canadian Europe Reciprocal Exhange (CERE)

CERE (Canada Europe Reciprocal Exchange) is an association which promotes linguistic and cultural exchanges between Europe (France, Belgium and Spain) and all Canadian provinces. Summer exchanges, and academic year exchanges are available. 

Encounters With Canada

This is a week-long citizenship and leadership program that takes  place in Ottawa. During each week, a different theme is highlighted (Arts &  Culture, Politics, International Affairs, Law, RCMP, Science and Technology,  etc.). Through Encounters With Canada, students spend the week immersed in interactive learning with students  from across Canada.  See a Guidance Counsellor to acquire the access code before registering. 

Forum for Young Canadian

For students 15 to 19 years old. Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in decision-making and politics? Forum for Young Canadians offers a fun and exciting opportunity to meet other engaged students. Take part in an incredible week behind the scenes of the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. For nine months, Forum will support you in your effort to make a difference. You will learn to communicate, collaborate and transform your ideas into meaningful community action. Find below some of the exciting activities that take place during the sessions. On top of all these meetings and discussions, you'll also have the opportunity to get to know your fellow participants through social events. Does this sound like something for you?   Applications are due November 30,  2019.

Global Vision 

Global Vision is a Canadian based charitable organization dedicated to producing youth leaders, who experience "learning by doing" through engaging their communities. Students meet with other like minded young people and learn how they can work together to make change in their community.

Global Young Leaders Conference

GYLC is an intensive and stimulating leadership conference held annually with students from over 145 countries. The mission of the program is to educate and inspire students to fulfill their roles as the world leaders of tomorrow. Students examine the concept of leadership in the context of international issues, covering both long-term trends and day-to-day events. For more information, see a Guidance Counsellor. Nomination deadline is October 31st annually. 

International Experience Canada 

Make your work dream a reality! International Experience  Canada gives you the information and resources you need as a Canadian to travel and work abroad for up to one  year.


This organization runs in partnerships with Free the Children to allow participants to interact and engage with developing communities overseas. Me-to-We trips range from 14-21 days.

MEI International Academy

MEI is an education-travel program based out of Ontario.  Students receive high school credit while traveling the world with other  students from across Canada and the MEI teachers. This program has semester,  year long, and summer programs. 

Nacel Education Travel

Nacel offers many different programs: total immersion, language courses, a work experience, homestay experiences, volunteer experiences, etc. 

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Oxbridge offers summer programs for middle and high school students in Europe and the U.S. Students can study at Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, or Salamanca. This program is both an academic and cultural experience. 

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program

The SCYP holds an annual summer camp for youth 14 and 15, as well  as 16-18. Students master cooperation, leadership and communication skills.  These leaders of tomorrow may also be invited to attend 
​overseas exchanges. For  more information, phone (306) 244-3702. 

Summer Language Bursary Program

This has been renamed as the "Explore" program. This is a five week summer language bursary program.

YES Canada

This exchange program​ offers a variety of formats in 23 different countries.  

 YMCA Youth Summer Work Student Exchange

This program is open to students aged 16 and 17 with basic French  language skills. The exchange lasts for 6 weeks. Student will be placed in a  paid position at a non-profit organization in Quebec. The cost to 
participate is  $125.00 (covers transportation and all planned activities through the YMCA). For  more information, go to their website, email:, or call Vanessa Wolfram at 501-1819. Brochures are available in Student Services.

YWAM International (Youth with a Mission) 

This is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. A 12 week training is followed by an 8-12 week outreach experience. For more information, go to the YWAM website.​