(February 23, 2017)
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn French or to perfect your French language skills in a Middle School or High School Program in Canada? 

The New Brunswick French International Student Program has been welcoming international students between the ages of 12 and 18, since the fall of 2010.

As the only officially bilingual province in Canada, our program also gives students the opportunity not only to learn French, but to also improve their English.

French-speaking and Bilingual Host Families 

Students live with a French-speaking and bilingual host family and attend a school, where all the courses are taught in French, except for a second language course in English and other optional language courses.

Most students come for the full school year (end of August until the end of June), but the program is also offered for one semester or for three months.  

Activities at School, after School or with Family and Friends

To give you a better idea about what school is like, what activities can be done at school, in the community or with the host family and friends, we’ve created a series of video profiles.

They feature international students from different countries attending school in various communities around the province.  

We invite you to watch them all, because as you will discover, there are many different experiences to be lived ...  all unique and unforgettable. The memories and relationships created here in New Brunswick will last a lifetime. 

PATRICIO from Mexico

Patricio fell in love with the Canadian winter!

The Grade 8 student at the École Arc-en-ciel school in Oromocto only knew a few words in French when he arrived.

Thanks to his efforts and support from his teacher, his host family and his new friends, he learned by leaps and bounds.


When Kiyo started Grade 11 at the Polyvalente Roland-Pépin High School in Campbellton in September, she couldn't speak a word of French.

She worked hard to adapt to a new culture and to learn a new language, in fact, she made it her mission. 


Fifteen-year-old Bjarne came to Canada to learn French for one semester at the École Louis-J.-Robichaud High School in Shediac.

This video features two of his extracurricular activities:  a karate class with his host brother and the robotics committee at school.

For more information about our PROGRAM, we invite you to visit the other sections of our website, and contact our program director, Suzanne Gagnon: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..