New Brunswick French International Student Program


Immerse Yourself in French in Canada! This homestay high school program welcomes students from grades seven through 12.

New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, where francophones proudly celebrate and promote their language and Acadian culture. Participating French schools, are located in cities and rural communities, and offer high quality academic programs and a safe learning environment. 

The aim is to help participants to learn or improve French language skills, as well as practice English. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity includes a variety of interesting activities for every season. 


Program Established: 2010

Programs Offered: Full Year, 1 Semester, 3 months, 

Specialized Programs: French Second Language (FSL), International Baccalaureate (IB), Sports-Studies (Academies), University Courses

Language(s) of Study: French

Total number of schools: 89

High schools for international students: 17

Total Students: 30,000

Total International Students: 90

International Students Accepted for Grades: 7-12

Nearest Airport: Moncton, Fredericton, Bathurst

The program is offered in middle schools and high schools in all three French school districts, in both urban and rural communities across New Brunswick, a beautiful province on the each coast of Canada. 

Participants live in a bilingual city or town with a French (bilingual) family, which welcomes them with open arms and makes them feel like they belong.

Host families are selected carefully by our local coordinators to ensure that they provide a warm, welcoming, safe and healthy environment. They also ensure that the host family’s home, lifestyle and interests meet the needs of the participant.

Local coordinators also offer active support to the participants during their entire stay. They closely follow each student’s academic progress, as well as how well he or she is doing socially at school and at home.

All the schools are “Community Schools”, and the students are encouraged to flourish in different ways through a myriad of activities, entrepreneurial projects and events, (recycling, horticultural, multicultural, artistic, sporting, literary, musical, theatrical, etc.) 

Monthly activities are organized for all international students by the local coordinators and range from bowling to ice skating to going to the maple sugar camp.  Two full-weekend activities are also organized during the year: an overnight ski/snowboard trip as well as an outdoor adventure overnight trip.  All of these activities are included in the program costs.

Students are also invited to 2 longer trips (5 days) during the year, to Toronto/Niagara Fall and Québec City.  These are optional and at additional cost.

Entrance Dates: September & January

Application Deadlines: No Deadline

Application Fee: $450 (non-refundable)

Full Year Tuition Fee: $10,500

1 Semester Tuition Fee: $5,250

Annual Homestay Placement Fee: $0 

Orientation fee: $250

Airport Pick up fee: $150

Homestay Monthly Fee: $850

Annual Health Insurance Fee: $850


$175 for validation/covalidation process 

$50 will be charged for all wire transfers*

$75 per month for special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.)

$100 per month for Celiac diet

*FLYWIRE is the preferred payment method (www.flywire.com)

All funds are in Canadian dollars

Prices are subject to change, please confirm fees during the application process.

General Inquiries Email: admin@pacnb.org

Website: www.nbfr.ca/

Mailing Address: 344 Main Street, Suite F

City: Shediac

Province: New Brunswick

Postal Code: E4P 2E8

Phone: 506-532-8532

Fax: 506-532-8228

Facebook: facebook.com/PAC.International.NB

Twitter: twitter.com/PACInter 

Video: youtube.com/user/PACinternational1

Instagram: instagram.com/pacinternationalnb/

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