OSEF

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.    OSEF is supported by Canadian school boards and their French equivalent “Rectorats”. It also has the support of the Ministry of Education in Belgium.

Summer Exchange: about 100 students participate every year in the 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.

www.osef.ca

The Alliance Française of Halifax: AFH

A not-for-profit organization, the Alliance Française is dedicated to promoting the use of French and the appreciation of cultures that share the French language in their common heritage. Established in 1903 with approximately 1,000 students and members currently enrolled, it operates as a cultural centre and language school in the Greater Halifax Area.

It is part of an international network of 1,000 other independent Alliances throughout the world. The Alliance Française promotes communication between cultures through an exceptional environment: language classes, lectures, a media library, as well as organizing various cultural activities such as concerts, plays, and art exhibitions which together contribute to create an open cultural exchange.

Students are invited to participate in our cultural events program including art premieres, lectures, concerts, plays and more. Everyone is fully encouraged to enjoy the camaraderie of meeting our francophone members.

www.afhalifax.ca

GénieArts Nouvelle-Écosse

GénieArts Nouvelle-Écosse est un programme provincial qui, outre la possibilité d’obtenir jusqu’à 3 000$ pour l’exécution d’un projet, donne aux écoles francophones et aux écoles de français langue seconde en Nouvelle-Écosse l’occasion d’intégrer des activités de nature artistique dans les programmes d’études et encourage les jeunes à développer leurs facultés intellectuelles par une participation dynamique aux arts.

Le programme invite les artistes à collaborer avec les enseignants, en imprégnant d’art tout le curriculum provincial, et en ayant, par exemple, recours à l’art dramatique pour enseigner l’histoire, à la danse pour les mathématiques et à la musique pour les sciences. En bref, GénieArts Nouvelle-Écosse est une méthode efficace et peu coûteuse d’offrir aux étudiants une expérience culturelle authentique qui s’intègre à la matière scolaire.

Le programme peut financer les projets jusqu’à un maximum de 3000$ ou 70% du coût total. Pour plus d’information ou des idées de projets, veuillez visiter le site web national de GénieArts www.artssmarts.ca/fr/accueil.aspx ou le site web de GénieArts Nouvelle-Écosse www.genieartsnouvelleecosse.ca ou communiquez directement avec l’équipe de coordination au (902) 466-1610 ou par courriel au gane@fecane.com .