Exchange Families International

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Record Details
Former Name En Famille International (2017)
Office Phone 250-231-4867
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Primary Contact Tabatha Webber, Canadian Representative; Phone: 250-231-4867; Email:
Established 1978
Primary Executive Tiffany Prow, Executive director; Email:
Funding Fees
Description (Service) Cultural exchange program for youth * Children and adolescents from two different countries spend a year together: 6 months welcoming and 6 months in the foreign country living with a family * 3 month exchanges also available
Hours Contact by email anytime
Dates Applications accepted two times a year for exchanges that start in Feb and Sep of each year
Meetings Canadian meeting and interviews are held twice a year, once in the spring and the other in the fall -- this allows families to gain more information in regards to exchanges as well as students to interview for the next round of matching
Areas Served York Region ; Worldwide exchanges
Boundaries Canada
Eligibility Ages: 9 year(s) - 16 year(s) 
Applicants should be excited by the prospect of both 1) living abroad in a language immersion program for six months and 2) in welcoming a sister/brother into your home for six months * or 3 months for 3 month program 
It is not necessary to speak the language of the exchange country * many of the children who participate in the exchange arrive in their new country without being able to say more than a few words or phrases 
Grades are not as important to us as attitude and behavior * Homeschoolers are welcome
Application Exchanges generally begin in February and September each year * carefully read all of the information on the website 
If you are a Canadian family interested in taking the next step — asking for an application, scheduling an interview, attending the New Family Meeting — contact 
The first step will be a phone call with Tabatha Webber * call her directly — 250-231-4867 (British Columbia, Pacific Time) * after this phone call Tabatha will email you a « begin the process » email
Languages English ; French ; German ; Spanish
Fees Program - check website for details application/cost ; check website for details application/cost ; $125 application fee * each family incurs the expenses of the exchange child living with them and round trip airfare, student medical insurance card (approx. $325), visa fee (approx. $130) for own child* $3,800 fee to Exchange Families International
Site Location
Located In Community York Region
Address & Map
108 Campbell Rd
Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L1
Physical Access Not Applicable
Service Categories Educational Exchange Programs ~ Youth


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