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Welcome to the World of Teacher Exchange. What Is a Teacher Exchange? A teacher exchange is an easy and secure chance for a teacher and family to explore.

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1 Welcome to the World of Teacher Exchange

2 What Is a Teacher Exchange? A teacher exchange is an easy and secure chance for a teacher and family to explore another culture

3 You literally trade jobs and homes for a year

4 You continue to be paid by your home jurisdiction

5 You retain all seniority and benefits because you are still an employee of your board

6 Why Do an Exchange?

7 It provides unparalleled opportunities for both professional and personal growth and adventure

8 An exchange is usually a landmark in both your personal and professional life

9 How Do I Arrange This?

10 CEEF, the Canadian Education Exchange Foundation is the not for profit organization

11 Designated by the Ministries of Education in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick to facilitate teacher exchanges

12 Simply contact CEEF’s office or visit the website to get started (705)

13 Where Can I Go?

14 Current destinations include ~United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales)

15 ~ Denmark ~ Switzerland ~ Germany

16 ~ All Australian states ~ United States (Colorado and Washington) ~ Other Canadian provinces

17 Who Can Go?

18 There are no restrictions in terms of age or family

19 Families, singles, empty nesters – all are welcome

20 Requirements?

21 You should have five years experience, be flexible and have a great sense of humour and adventure!

22 You must be approved by your principal and your district as an exemplary teacher

23 When Do I Do This?

24 Northern Hemisphere Destinations Applications should be submitted by Christmas preceding the September start

25 Southern Hemisphere Destinations Applications should be submitted by the end of January, one year in advance

26 Earlier is always better

27 What is the Process?

28 Applications are exchanged between CEEF and the foreign exchange authorities

29 Through daily discussion, possible matches are identified by the exchange authorities

30 At that time, CEEF will contact you

31 To see if you are interested in exploring a particular potential match

32 If all looks good, a formal proposal package is sent to your principal

33 For school and district approval prior to your getting it for your consideration

34 Then it is up to you!

35 What is the Cost? Nominal application fee of $150 plus HST

36 Final processing fee of $250 plus HST when a match is confirmed

37 “The world is a book and he who does not travel, reads only one page.” ~ St. Augustine Simply contact CEEF’s office or visit the website to get started


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