OSEF (Organisme de Séjours Educatifs Francophones), a Belgian association founded in 1994 by Christine LENFANT, promotes linguistic and cultural exchanges between France, Belgium and Spain and all Canadian provinces.
Summer Exchange: about 100 students participate every year in our 1 month home stay program. Canadian students spend the month of July in France, return with their French exchange partner, and the French students leave at the end of August.
9 & 11 week program: each year, in August, over 300 students from different regions of France, Belgium and Spain participate in a 9 or 11 weeks exchange to Canada. These exchanges are for students aged 12 to 17. European students stay in Canada from around mid-August until the beginning of November. All stay with their exchange partner’s family and attend school where they are given an attendance report. The Canadian students go to Europe from February to the end of April/beginning of May (depending on the date of arrival in February) the following year. They also have to attend their exchange partner’s school.