Exchange Program

The exchange program at GNS involves the pairing of students from other countries or parts of Canada to encourage a cultural exchange. This program started in order to celebrate and encourage student travel and school internationalism. On an individual level, an exchange offers students opportunities to experience another culture, either in a homestay or in dormitories at the partner school. It is an objective of this program that GNS students on exchange will grow personally in the areas of independence, cooperation, leadership and personal challenge. By hosting their international exchange partner, students also learn about partnership, flexibility, cultural responsibility and cultural differences.


I would 100% recommend an exchange to any students who are interested. You may think that you don’t want to leave your friends at GNS or you don’t want to miss your sports, but when you put things into perspective, high school is the perfect time to go experience the world.

– Chris Graham ’19



Senior School Round Square Exchanges can take place between Grade 9 and the fall term of Grade 11, keeping in mind the Grade 10 Provincial Exams. Exchanges to the Southern Hemisphere can also take place over July and August. In the Middle School, two week exchanges can be organized for Grade 8 students with schools in North America.

For more information about Middle School Round Square exchanges, read the Middle School Exchange Program booklet, or contact Ms. Waugh. To apply for an exchange, fill out the Application Form and return it to Ms. Waugh.

For more information about Senior School Round Square exchanges, read the Senior School Exchange Program booklet, or contact Señor Reeves. To apply for an exchange, fill out the Application Form and return it to Señor Reeves.

Contacts

Sarah McKerlich
Director of Senior School Round Square Program
250.370.6800
smckerlich@mygns.ca

Kim Waugh
Young Round Square Coordinator
250.370.6803
kwaugh@mygns.ca

Leanne Giommi
Junior School Round Square Coordinator
250.370.6854
lgiommi@mygns.ca

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