Studying abroad positively and unequivocally influences the career path, worldview, and self-confidence of students. It is often a defining moment in a young person’s life and continues to impact their life for years after the experience. 

International Exchange Program – Calgary Residents

Lycée international de Calgary belongs to the prestigious AEFE (Agency For French Education Abroad) network of over 500 schools in 140 countries who all teach the French Ministry of Education curriculum.

Lycée Calgary students can enjoy a trimester or a year abroad in AEFE schools around the globe. Students in Grade 9 and above are eligible and encouraged to participate in this amazing opportunity.

private school students in class
Private School Classroom

Arriving: Lycée International Exchange Program with the Canada Homestay Network

Every year, we welcome students from Lycées’ around the world. International students are a large part of what makes Lycée international de Calgary a truly multicultural private school.

The International Program is designed for students entering grades 9 to 12 (3ème a la Terminale).


Lycée Calgary’s International Program Tuition Fees

The International Program that we offer is for one full school year (September to June) or per trimester. Please see below for our fee guide for more information (fees include room and board with a host family):

  • Full school year (September-June)

  • 1st trimester (September-December)

  • 2nd trimester (January-March)

  • 3rd trimester (April-June)

  • Enrolment Fee - for all international students regardless of the length of stay



International Program Application Process

To start the application process, complete the application form and the Linguistic Profile and submit them to [email protected]. The application must include a copy of the student’s report cards, a teacher’s recommendation letter, a copy of the passport and an application fee of 175 €.

Host Families

Thanks to our partnership with Canada Homestay Network, a non-profit organization that specializes in matching students and host families, students can spend one trimester, two trimesters or an entire school year at Lycée international de Calgary.

Students are placed with an English-speaking host family, allowing them to improve their English language skills while experiencing Canadian culture firsthand.

The fees outlined above include room and board, tuition fees and all school supplies.

Every student placed with a host family is treated as a member of the family. Host families will invite students to take part in regular family activities such as visits to the local park, a trip to the cinema, dining out and family get-togethers and celebrations (i.e. Thanksgiving).

Please be assured that host families are screened for compatibility and safety to ensure the best match between each student and the family assigned to them. The activities of normal, everyday life are discussed with the family prior to confirming a place for the student.

Departing: Lycée Exchange program
(from Lycée to Lycée)

A Lycée Calgary student can be paired with an exchange student from a partner Lycée. Both students attend one school at the same time for one trimester and spend the other trimester in the other school. You will still pay your tuition at our Lycée and only have to cover the extra cost abroad (i.e. flights, extra-curricular activities, trips, sightseeing etc).

Students who have attended this program receive firsthand diversity and cross-cultural understanding overseas and expand their knowledge of the culture and language of the hosted student and family abroad.


Who can apply as an exchange student?

Students from Lycée Calgary in Grade 10 who have a strong academic level and a desire to study abroad.

French or international students generally in Grade 10, coming from a Lycée and demonstrating strong academic standing.

High school boys with teacher
Private School Geography teacher with students

Departing: AEFE-ADN Exchange Program

The ADN-AEFE Exchange Program, launched in 2017-2018, allows Grade 10 students to follow their schooling for a few weeks at another school in the network, in a different country of their choosing.

This system allows students to immerse themselves in a different culture, family environment and high school while following the same school program!

To learn more and read the testimonies of the students who have participated in this program, visit the Life website.

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