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Travel & Youth Opportunities

This list is by no means complete - there are many more opportunities out there for you to explore.

Brightspark Student Travel  -  If anyone in your community is looking for what we can offer for your 2021 trip I would love to help. We have various sample itineraries on our site (link below) but every groups tour is private and fully customizable so part of the process is a detailed customized proposal just for your group with exactly the Program and experience you want.
One of the biggest complaints we hear from Groups & Trip Organizers is that they don’t have the flexibility to customize their International trip to fit their student’s needs. We truly believe your trip should be as unique as your students. Below are some additional items that set us apart from our Tour companies:  Watch this Video! Why Brightspark?
·                Guaranteed Flights and Hotels – We confirm the booking of flights and hotels when you submit your deposit to avoid last minute hiccups.
·                Centrally Located Accommodations – Save hours avoiding long commutes and maximize your time in destination with hotels within the city limits.
·                Private Tours – Personalize your class trip to suit your students needs and be assured that you will never be joined with another group.
·                Go, Discover, Inspire – You are not a tourist but a traveler. We will expose you and your students to the soul of the destination and reignite their sense of wonder.
Menus – also attached are some sample menus if it helps. Cuisine is a huge part of the Travel experience and something that we are very passionate about. These meals are not upgraded meals as its just our standard inclusion for meals to ensure the best experience for your group.
Brightspark - Sample Menus France.pdf     Brightspark - Sample Menus Greece Italy.pdf     Brightspark - Sample Menus Italy Spain.pdf
Michelle Salvati - Sales Representative - Custom Domestic & International Programs  416 486 6440 x2389 Tel.,  800 267 6425 x2389 Toll-free

Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange Program  - Saskatchewan students in Grade 10 and 11 can take part in an exchange with students from Quebec through a mutual exchange program. Saskatchewan students host Quebec students for three months in the fall before travelling to Quebec in the winter to live and study for three months.

Uniropa - UNIROPA, a family owned and operated student travel company has been hosting teachers and their students, from across North America, to Quebec City and Montreal, EXCLUSIVELY, since 1962.  We provide extraordinary travel experiences for teachers and their students on our fully customized, comprehensive, high quality, student focused programs.  We are guided by our past, driven by our purpose, and are never satisfied until you are!

Our commitment to the well-being of our clients and the caliber of our programs has made UNIROPA one of the most respected tour operators in not only Quebec, but amongst student travel companies from across North America.  We are often imitated but never duplicated!

We believe that travel can be a powerful catalyst in igniting the imagination, illuminating a sense of place, and engaging the emotions.  Our programs assist in this journey of personal discovery and will leave each participant, young and young at heart, with an indelible impression of Quebec’s unspoiled, innocent charms, language, heritage, culture, and prolific history.

Explore - Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program.  Most expenses are covered!  Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning and adventure, friendship and discovery

Encounters with Canada:  Spend a week with Encounters with Canada - Canada's largest youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to148 teens from across Canada (ages 14-17) come to Ottawa, where they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 87,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, so far!  Check with TMSS Academic Couselor for more information as there may be school division discounts.

EF Tours - We help teachers and students experience different cultures, navigate new languages and explore historic sites, all while developing the global perspective needed for success in today’s interconnected world.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Earn the Award!  The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global award that allows young people to determine what they are passionate about, regardless of their background, culture or access to resources.

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize - The Vimy Foundation offers a prestigious summer scholarship to youth 15-17 years of age, to study the interwoven history of Canada, France, and Great Britain during the First and Second World Wars. During the two week, fully-funded scholarship program, prize winners from Canada, Great Britain and France will visit key historical sites including lectures, visits to major museums, battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, including Vimy Ridge, where they will be introduced to ideas and viewpoints not typically taught in classrooms.  The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is awarded on the basis of essay submissions, reference letters, and motivation letters. Winners will take part in an intensive scholarship program in Europe, participating in educational seminars and museum events.

We Day - freethechildren:  We Day is more than just one day of celebration and inspiration. We Day is the movement of our time – a movement of young people leading local and global change.

Saskatcheway Polytechnic Robot Rumble - will give your school a SUMO robot kitthathas everything you need to be ready for the rumble (check competition rules for details). Your team builds it, programs it and then tests it on the included competition mat. Returning teams can work on making their school's robot even better!

Students on Ice - Educational Expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic.

Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program:  The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program is a core program of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association. Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA) is a provincial coalition of co-operatives that collaborates to support and promote the co-operative model for community and economic development. It's aim is to contribute to the personal development of youth and encourage their active involvement in community and co-operative organizations.

Global Leadership Adventures:  Global Leadership Adventures is a leader in the field of international high school volunteer abroad summer programs. Our mission is to inspire the next generation to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it.  Functioning as a service-based, educational program, we encourage teens to volunteer abroad. We have sent over a thousand students to foreign countries such as Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Bali, China, India, Thailand, Galapagos, Peru, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Guatemala.  Join other students, ranging in ages from 14 to 18, in their pursuit to engage in the culture while simultaneously participating in various community service organizations. Our range of high school volunteer abroad opportunities is only limited by your vocation.

Canadian Humanitarian:  Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief (Canadian Humanitarian) is a non-religious, non-political, registered Canadian Charity (#87302 9102 RR0001). We are dedicated to assisting disadvantaged children, their families and communities break free from the cycle of poverty.

World Vision:  We’re a global relief, development and advocacy organization. We partner with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

OddFellows:  - Pigrimage for Youth

Go Eco:  volunteer abroad

Cuso International Volunteer:  Each year, many people complete rewarding placements abroad as volunteers in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. They return home with invaluable professional experience, a wealth of memories, and a new perspective on our world.

International Cultural Youth Exchange:  ICYE is an international non-profit youth exchange organisation promoting youth mobility, intercultural learning and international voluntary service, in more than 40 countries around the world.

Forum for Young Canadians:  Participants gather in Ottawa to learn about government processes, meet decision-makers like MPs and Senators and discuss important issues with other young leaders from across the country.

Junior Achievment:  The importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness is key to your future success. Learn how Junior Achievement can help you develop successful financial management skills, explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and provide you with the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy. Since 1955, over 3.8 million Canadians have called themselves an “Achiever”. is the leading international education and experiential travel resource. Search our directory of over 27,000 opportunities abroad updated daily and find the best high school abroad program for you!

United Planet will tailor a trip just for you. You can volunteer for one week, or for a whole year -- or anywhere in between. You can choose any one of 40 countries. You can choose the project of your choice -- from teaching to environmental conservation to women's empowerment -- and more!

Blyth mission is to provide a school without walls: a safe and structured environment in which students flourish both on a personal and academic level, while realizing that opportunities in education are boundless. With caring and empathetic staff who focus on personalized learning and experiential education, students are inspired to explore their cultural surroundings and excel in their academic courses.

The Canadian Education Exchange Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation. CEEF organizes educational exchange programs for students and teachers through partnerships with governments and private agencies in many countries. The organization and management of CEEF exchanges in Canada is carried out by a small professional multilingual staff with the assistance of many volunteers – school principals, teachers, former exchange participants, parents and retired teachers.

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a charity that provides international volunteering opportunities for 17-25 year olds. We are an organization with a mission: to develop ‘global citizens’ by offering growth experiences to young people through voluntary work around the world. Lattitude volunteers are placed in schools, outdoor camps and community non-profit organizations in over 20 countries for periods lasting between four to 12 months. All volunteers receive room and board; many will also receive pocket money. Volunteers are able to travel during weekends and holidays. They become members of their community and learn about a country from within.

Class Afloat-West Island College International is a private boarding school approved to matriculate students who successfully complete the Nova Scotia Ministry of Education high school curriculum. The school is a Quebec Ministry of Education approved partner of Cegep Marie Victorin; students may pursue a Quebec-based programme as an option for their 12th or13th year of study (collegial I et II). Class Afloat's university students are enrolled with Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada

Shad - Our mission is to empower exceptional youth to make the world a better place. Every July, about 950 of Canada’s best and brightest come together to experience SHAD’s unique experiential-learning program - rooted in the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics – while gaining self-confidence, entrepreneurial and workforce skills and a network for life. SHAD Fellows are Change Makersfor Canada here at home and around the world.

The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation - selects motivated and ambitious students in grades 11 and 12 who have an innate curiosity for science, human genetics, and human genetics research. These students are placed in labs of influential scientists for one week over Spring Break. This experience gives young students a once in a lifetime opportunity to work alongside premiere research scientists. Students gain insight into the world of genetic diseases by conducting real, hands-on science experiments, such as profiling their own DNA. Participants also learn how genes cause human genetic disorders and how top scientists translate these findings into treatments and cures for genetic diseases. The GRFAW mentoring program is a great opportunity for young scientists to learn about human genetics research and conGovernment of Canada Travel and Tourismnect with the scientific community.

Bold Eagle This unique summer training program combines Indigenous culture and teachings with military training, that will help you develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness.  The six- week program is conducted from early July to late August each year. During this time, you are enrolled as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Upon completion of the program, you can choose to remain in the CAF (as a Regular Force member, a Reserve Force member or a Canadian Ranger) or to be released from service.

Travel Freak - Whether you want to travel forever, become a digital nomad, or simply travel more often and live a life that you're more passionate about, you're in the right place.

Rotary Youth Exchange - Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.  For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Katimavik - Soutenir le développement des jeunes de tous horizons afin qu’ils deviennent des citoyens engagés, altruistes et outillés à exercer un leadership dans l’amélioration du Canada. 

Agricultural Exchange - Australian & International Agricultural Exchange - An opportunity for Agricultural Career orientated young people, aged between 18 and 35 years, who want to gain additional practical experience in fields of Agriculture that will enable them to advance their career in Agriculture.  Addresses available for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, and Japan, that you contact directly. 

Canada Sports Friendship Exchange Programs - The Canada Sports Exchange Programs organizes reciprocal cultural exchanges, involving Francophone and Anglophone youth across Canada. The aims and goals are to promote friendship, respect and better understanding of each other's language and culture. These exchanges are open to all youth from sports and non-sports groups between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age.

4-H Youth Exchanges -  See more of Canada with 4-H Youth Exchanges Canada. As a delegate you have the choice of where you’d like to travel in Canada. Experience a unique immersion in the culture, language and history of our great country.

SEVEC Exchange, Explore, Experience - To create, promote and facilitate enriching educational opportunities for youth within Canada for the development of mutual respect and understanding through programs of exploration in language, culture, and community.  Specializes in school groups interested in a language exchange.  Apply 4 months in advance.

International Rural Exchange - We are a Recognized Organization of the Government of Canada within the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. The IEC program is a class of work visas that allows for short term (up to one year) placements in Canada, and in many countries around the world. We know that by the small act of what we do, we have enhanced the agricultural community, encouraged cross-cultural understanding, and made the world a more peaceful place. Our organization changes people’s lives - through new friendships, new knowledge and expanding horizons.

Summer Work Student Exchange - The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange 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.  Apply on-line for this 6 week program.

Volunteer Canada - To provide leadership in strengthening citizen engagement and to serve as a catalyst for voluntary action.   Plenty of useful information on volunteering, as well as a list of volunteer postings organized by province.

Charity Village - Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector. Every day, you'll find more than 3,500 pages of news, jobs, resources, how-to articles, volunteer and event listings, educational opportunities, and much more. If philanthropy and volunteerism are part of your world, this is your place.

CAEP Canada - global paid internship opportunities for students and professionals.  World's leading resource for agricultural host companies.

Youth Canada:  is an initiative started in August 2006 by two Vancouver high school students, Alex Shipillo and Michael Gelbart. After participating in many enrichment programs and struggling through scholarship and university applications, Alex and Michael decided to pass on some of their knowledge and enthusiasm to other high school students.

YES:  Youth Ed Services - With YES Canada you can earn high school academic credits through real world experiences on an International Student Exchange. Immerse yourself in culture, language and history. Map your future. Chart your own course. It’s your journey. Where do you want to learn?

ProjectsAbroad:  Projects Abroad is the leading volunteer abroad organization. We offer a diverse range of international service projects, plus the opportunity to become part of one of our volunteer communities abroad. Our continuous presence overseas and unparalleled in-country support from our international staff ensure that your experience will be far more worthwhile and genuine than those of the average tourist.

Red Leaf:  Red Leaf Student Programs provide:  • ESL Summer Camps and High School Programs across Canada for young international students between the ages of 10 and 18 years. and • A unique Volunteer Program for adults 18 and over in the areas of Environmental ConservationAnimal CareChildren’s Programs and Community Support.

Education First:  High School Year Abroad - From Berlin to Beijing, Moscow to Mexico City, Dubai to Denver, EF operates 400 schools and offices in over 50 countries. EF's global network includes 9,000 staff and 25,000 teachers and guides. To date, EF has helped over 15 million people to learn a new language, discover the world, or earn an academic degree.

Students Work Abroad Program - SWAP Working Holidays is a not-for-profit that is owned by the Canadian Federation of Students.  We do everything we can so that Canadians can have successful work abroad experiences

Nacel - Nacel's programs bring people together to enhance cultural and linguistic awareness and to promote international friendship and harmony. Nacel's offices around the world recognize the fundamental importance of adherence to a set of values based on respect for an individual regardless of race, gender, ethnic origin and social or financial status.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs -ASSE is an Exchange Program that was originally established as American Scandinavian Student Exchange to provide opportunities for student exchange between Sweden and the USA. It cooperates closely with the Provincial Ministries of Education in Canada and is approved by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.  To Host a Student.  Canada website.

AFS Interculture Canada - 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.  Participate, Host or Volunteer.

Canada World Youth - Canada World Youth (CWY) is a world leader in developing international educational programs for young people aged 15 to 35. A non-profit organisation, CWY is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people that have a desire to become informed and active global citizens.

International Experience Canada - It’s a rite of passage... a dream of many... and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity too good to miss! If you’ve ever dreamed of living and working in a foreign country,International Experience Canada may be the perfect opportunity for you to do just that!

AIESEC - AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run organization, is the international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential to have a positive impact on society.

IAESTE:  The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience - To operate a high quality practical training exchange programme between members in order to enhance technical and professional development and to promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community

Chantiers jeunesse - Chantiers jeunesse est un organisme qui réalise des projets de volontariat diversifiés, au Québec et à l'étranger, pour les jeunes de 15 à 30 ans. Des chantiers de jeunes bénévoles aux stages individuels à l'étranger, en passant par des projets novateurs tels que des projets avec les écoles secondaires et les chantiers familles, Chantiers jeunesse offre aux jeunes différentes façons de s'engager avec le monde!

Organisme de Séjours Educatifs Français:  French association instituted through Bill 1901 and founded in 1994, promotes linguistic and cultural exchanges between France, Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as all English speaking provinces in Canada and Australia. 

Saskatchewan-Quebec Student Exchange Program  The program is available to Saskatchewan high school students who will be in grade eleven during the exchange year and are currently studying the French language whether it be in Core French or French Immersion. Application to participate is made in grade ten, and participation then occurs in grade eleven. 

International Rural Exchange - I.R.E. offers opportunities for young people and hosts alike to experience a wonderful exchange of ideas and culture within the farming sector. 

International Volunteer Exchange Program - The International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) is a vocational and cultural exchange program. Young adults between the ages of 18 - 30 from 30 countries around the world, come to Canada and the United States for one year, from early August until the following July.

GO International Work and Travel Providers - Discover new places, meet new people, learn new skills and have unique experiences! Travel, teach, work, and volunteer abroad!

Saskatchewan Youth Parliament:  "Saskatchewan Youth Parliament (SYP) is a non-partisan, not for profit, youth run organization. SYP provides the opportunity for youth across the province to expand their knowledge of parliamentary procedure, while fostering good citizenship. The organization is dedicated to developing leadership and public speaking skills among youth. While striving to create an inclusive environment, members forge lasting relationships based on cooperative learning and mutual respect."

House of Commons Page Program:  The Speaker of the House of Commons calls the House to order. A Member rises to ask a question, Hansard in hand. The Clerk of the House makes notes on the daily scroll. A House of Commons Page delivers an urgent message to the Prime Minister.

GapYear:  Travel, volunteer, work.

GapYearCanada:  Come live the dream! Get paid work, live in Banff and experience one of the longest seasons on snow!

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) provides affordable, safe and responsible volunteer abroad programs in 30 different countries around the world. Each year, IVHQ places thousands of volunteers on our volunteer abroad programs and offers a wide range of volunteer travel opportunitie

GO Abroad : is the leading online search engine for international travel programs. We bring the deets you need straight to your fingertips — from program information and reviews to expert travel articles and scholarships. As you spin the globe, daydream about your options, and buckle-down to plan your own adventure, GoAbroad has got you covered.