Are you an Alberta teacher looking for an adventure and a powerful professional development experience? Want to experience a different culture and lifestyle? Why not apply for a teaching exchange?

If you are a teacher from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland or the United Kingdom interested in doing an exchange to Alberta, please contact your local exchange administration office. For a list of our partner offices, visit our partners abroad page.

Why go on exchange?

Exchanges are more challenging and more rewarding than simple vacations. They enable you to

  • experience another education system
  • share the strengths of Alberta's world-class education system
  • expand your knowledge of another country
  • enrich your school culture through the visiting foreign teacher
  • develop long-lasting friendships
  • experience another way of life
Our exchanges

Swap jobs (and homes) for a year with a teacher in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, or other provinces in Canada. With the Alberta post-to-post educator exchange program, you continue to be paid by your Alberta school jurisdiction and return to your own teaching position after the year is over.

We also offer short-term exchange programs for teachers and administrators. These short-term job shadow programs with Germany and Denmark occur during spring and summer holidays.

Alberta teachers have been participating in exchanges since 1979, and in that time, hundreds of Alberta teachers have taught in classrooms all over the world.

Current Opportunities

life changing
absolute best thing I have ever done
                                                  - Past exchange participants