Saskatoon Public Schools coordinates exchange programs with the state of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany for Grade 11 students. Student exchanges of either six weeks or three months in length are available.
The three-month exchange allows students from Germany to live with their hosts in Saskatoon for the first three months of the school year, attending whichever public school their host partners attend. The Saskatoon students, upon completing their second semester, work in a specially designed program, travel to Germany, live with their exchange partner's family and attend school with their partners for the final three months of the school year. Current Grade 10 students will apply this fall, and their partners from Germany will arrive in August, 2023. The Canadian students will live in Germany the following spring (April-June, 2024). The application period for the 2023-24 three-month exchange program closes on Nov 10, 2022. This exchange is designed for students studying German at one of our collegiates.
Students interested in the six-week exchange will travel to Germany in mid-June of this school year (2022-23) and stay until the end of July. Their partners will return the exchange, arriving approximately a week before school resumes in the fall (2023) The program is open to students currently in Grade 10 or 11. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.
The six week exchange begins with the Canadian students going to live with their host partners/families from approximately the middle of June until the middle of July. Their German partners come to Canada in late August and remain until the end of September.
The program has operated since 1979 and is available to all students studying German. It is hosted at Aden Bowman
, and Walter Murray
More information and application packages are available from German teachers or collegiate Student Services offices.