Canadian Education Exchange Foundation

Description (Service) Foundation composed of participating Boards of Education and a network of school board personnel offering student and teacher exchange programs first established by the Ministry of Education in Ontario * student exchanges take place in France, Spain, Italy and Germany 
Teacher exchange program is reciprocal whereby a teacher remains employed and paid by their Canadian board but trades jobs and homes with a foreign teacher for a year * CEEF facilitates these exchanges as mandated by the Ministries/Departments of Education for six Canadian provinces
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-3:30 pm (may vary)
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Youth 14-17yrs during school year in which exchange takes place, attending school full time, average academic standing and up * for the three month program students require the approval of their school principal * Grade 8 students eligible for France exchange only 
Teacher exchanges must have a permanent contract and five years experience, good references and support from the school and district
Application Students apply in the fall and winter preceding the year in which they wish to exchange * candidates must successfully complete application procedure and family interview before they can be recommended for exchange by their Board of Education 
Teachers - obtain overview of program from the website * can download application from website
Languages English ; French - Interpretation ; German - Interpretation ; Spanish - Interpretation
Fees Program ; dependent upon current air fares and includes international flights, out of country connecting travel, out of country medical insurance and an administration fee 
Teacher fees are split between an application fee and if matched, a final fee
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
250 Bayview Dr, Unit 4
Barrie, ON L4N 4Y8
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Intersection Bayview Dr and Big Bay Point Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-739-7596
Fax 705-739-7764
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Primary Contact Ingrid Vandermarel, Student Exchange Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Melanie Lindayen, Teacher Exchange Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Lou Piovesan, Chair of the Board