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Summer Programs for Teenagers

Canada Linc offers 3 and 4 week summer language programs during July and August for students between the ages of 13 and 17. Students learn English and also see amazing Canadian landmarks such as the CN Tower and Niagara Falls. International teenagers experience Canadian family life and culture firsthand by living with a qualified Canadian host family. The program is student-centered and tailored to deliver a curriculum that promotes proficiency in conversational English and enhances the student's understanding of Canadian culture, history, geography and the arts. This includes 15 hours of class per week, with an emphasis on Canadian content and theme-based tasks. The student’s Canadian experience is enhanced by participation in a variety of related sports, social and cultural activities and day trips.

Niagara Falls
Canada's Wonderland

Canada Linc provides:

  • Weekly out of town all-day excursions to famous attractions such as Niagara Falls, Downtown Toronto, the CN Tower and Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park!
  • Half-day excursions for participants including visits to local historic and cultural sites
  • Planned group activities each afternoon
  • 15 hours of classroom instruction per week by qualified teachers
  • Small class size for individual attention and support
  • Transit passes for unlimited travel within the region
  • Supervision and support by Canada Linc staff who live in the local community.

Host families provide:

  • A bedroom with a bed, desk, closest
  • 3 meals a day (packed lunches for school days)
  • A welcoming, friendly and supportive family environment
  • Time with the host family in the evenings and weekends
  • An English immersion experience and an introduction to Canadian family life and culture

Host families are provided with funding to cover the cost of the student living with them.

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Girl canoeing

Summer 2024 Details

  • July Group: June 28 - July 25 (4 weeks)
  • August Group: July 26 - August 14 (3 weeks)
  • Programs are offered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Brantford
  • Students (age 13-17) live with a host family
  • Students take English classes Monday-Friday mornings at a central location in the city (Normally Wilfrid Laurier University, St. Benedict High School, University of Guelph)
  • Students participate in afternoon activities, such as bowling, soccer, swimming, and canoeing
  • Students have full day trips to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Wonderland and the beach
  • Students are provided with a bus pass for their transportation to/from school and activities
  • Students have full medical coverage
  • Students normally travel with a cell phone to communicate with their host family and their parents and friends at home
  • Host families help students with breakfast, pack a lunch, and eat dinner together
  • Host families spend time with the students in the evenings/ weekends and include them in their normal, daily family life. These activities may include going for a walk, going to the farmer’s market or other local areas of interest, a BBQ with friends or watching the Canada Day fireworks
  • Host families occasionally help with student transportation needs. For example, dropping off at school on the first day, picking up in the evening after day trips or if the student is out with friends
  • Host families are remunerated $1,000/ 4 week student and $750/ 3 week student to help cover the cost of room and board
  • Host families provide vulnerable sector police checks

Become a host family!

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