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Our below fees assume that the family of the departing student hosts a foreign exchange student.  Also, the listed prices are before any given scholarship or special reduction. If you wish to be eligible for a scholarship, please visit our scholarship page.

Please read, below the prices, the inclusions, exclusions and our cancelation policy. Cheques must be sent to our National Office: STS Student Exchange, 37-1010 Polytek Street, Ottawa, ON. K1J 9J2. All our fees are in Canadian dollars and are tax-exempted. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

2 months 3 months 5 months 10 months
Argentina $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Australia $15,900
Austria $4,400 $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Brazil $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Chile $8,900
China $13,200
Costa Rica $8,900
Denmark $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Ecuador $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Finland $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
France $4,400 $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Germany $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
India $13,200
Ireland $7,900 $8,900 $11,400
Italy $4,400 $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Japan $11,700 $13,200
Mexico $8,900
Netherlands $4,400 $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
New Zealand $9,900 $13,900 $15,900
Norway $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Reunion Island $9,900
South Africa $9,900
Spain $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Sweden $4,400 $4,900 $6,900 $8,900
Switzerland $6,900 $8,900
Thailand $11,700 $13,200
USA $6,900 $8,900

Here is a description of what is included in our program fee, and separated expenses you can expect.

The program fee includes:

  • Advice and guidance during the registration process
  • Orientation meeting
  • Guaranteed placement in a Host Family and in a secondary school in the chosen country
  • Round-trip flight to the Host Family Home from Montreal. Domestic flights in Canada to get to Montreal can be booked by the travel agency we work with. Please let us know if that is your wish.
  • STS T-shirt and backpack
  • The required documents for obtaining a student visa
  • An escort on long-haul flight for any group of 20 and over
  • A welcome meeting in the host country
  • School enrollment (tuition waived thanks to the exchange)
  • Accommodation and meals at the Host Family home (excluding lunch taken at school)
  • Local supervision and support with STS Area Representatives and the STS office in the host country. Our staff is always available to help and support throughout the exchange
  • An emergency number available 24/7 in every host country
  • Prep Course in New York City, in Sydney for exchanges respectively to the USA and to Australia starting in the Fall
  • German Intensive Camp for exchanges to Switzerland starting in the Fall

 

The program fee does not include:

 

  • Application fee CA$700 (including Pre-application, student interview, Family visit, booking fee). 
  • Health insurance, accident, liability (from CA$240 to $1200 depending on length and country)
  • Visa fees (varies depending on the host country)
  • SEVIS US$ 240 (only for students going to the United States)
  • OSHC AU$ 530 (only for students going to Australia)
  • Required Vaccinations
  • Pocket money - STS recommends $250 per month
  • Optional tours in the host country
  • Non-reciprocity fee:  varying upon countries and lengths

 

The options are:

 

  • Cancelation Insurance (see details below)
  • Preparation Course (transfers, accommodation, courses, visits, activities, coaching ...) in the following cities (Fall departures only):
    • Paris, France
    • Milan, Italy
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Beijing, China

Preparation courses are only open to students going on exchange to the specific country. The cost of this optional trip is $1450.

 

Cancelation Policy

The application fee is non-refundable. It is only refundable if STS decides not to accept the student after interview or if STS cancels the program.

All cancellations must be received by registered mail. Prior to March 1st (for fall departures) and August 1st (for spring departures), CA$1800 of the Program fee is retained.

Between March 1st and June 30th (for fall departures) or between August 1st and October 31st (for spring departures), 50 % of the program fee is retained.

As from July 1st (for fall departures) and November 1st (for spring departures), 75 % of the program fee is retained.

No refund is offered after the departure date.

 

Cancelation Insurance

Whatever your reason is, our cancelation Insurance will cover it. Its cost is $500 and must be paid with the first payment. With it, you benefit from the following negotiated cancelation policy:

The cancelation insurance and the application fee are non-refundable. They are only refundable if STS decides not to accept the student after interview or if STS cancels the program.

All cancelations must be received by registered mail.

Prior to April 1st (fall departures) and before September 1st (spring departures), you can cancel and have zero percent of the Program fee retained.

Between April 1st and June 30th (for fall departures) or between September 1st and October 31st (for spring departures), CA$1,300 of the program fee is retained.

As from July 1st (Fall departures) and December 1st (Spring departures), 50 % of the program fee is retained.

No refund is offered after the departure date. 

 

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