Year-Long Exchanges

It's the experience of a lifetime - take your vocation to a different location!

General Information

  • Full-year exchanges involve teaching in your exchange partner’s school and living in his or her accommodation. In turn, your exchange partner teaches in your school and lives in your accommodation.
  • Opportunities exist in Australia, Canada (other provinces: British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick), Germany, and the United Kingdom.
  • Exchanges occur on a calendar year (January to January) or school year (July to July) basis.
  • You cover the cost of travel, the visa and other associated expenses. There are no program application fees, and the program secures the exchange and provides pre- and post-exchange support.

For more information on year-long exchanges, download a copy of the Exchanging Minds: Year-Long Teacher Exchanges brochure.

Application Form

To qualify for a year-long exchange, you must be a full-time teacher, possess an Alberta Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate, a continuous contract and have the approval of your superintendent. Districts will have individual requirements, such as three to five years of service prior to applying.

Please note that you must first download the form to activate the capabilities of the interactive form. To submit your application, complete the following steps: (1) Complete the interactive form by typing the information in the spaces provided; (2) Print the completed interactive form; and (3) Mail the original per instructions contained in the application form.

Our Year Long Teacher Exchange Applications are now closed for 2019-20 year.

Please visit our website in June 2020 for applications for the 2020-21 year. 

EPSB, ECSD, CCSD, CBE Application Deadline
Applicants must submit their application to the attention of the Human Resources Department for approval by the superintendent by the first week of December. The exact due date is determined by the district, and late applications will not be accepted. Early submission is recommended. It is the responsibility of the district to ensure that the approved application is received  by the IEEP office by the
second week of December.

Other Districts
Applicants must submit their application to their superintendent for approval by the first week of December. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the school district approved application is received by the IEEP office by the
second week of December. Early submission is recommended.