Timeline for 2019/20 Exchange


Late February
Exchange application form must be received by BCHLA, including $875.00 programme fee. Staggered fee payment optional.

Late April
Matching between BC and German students is completed; students in both BC and Germany receive a copy of their partner’s application. Partners should begin and continue to correspond.

First orientation meeting for BC students and their families who have been matched in preparation for the arrival of their German partner.
Sessions are scheduled across BC. All participants must attend.

Late August
German exchange students arrive from Germany.

Late September
Initial deposit for airfare due to BCHLA travel agent, Forbes Travel International.

Forbes Travel International Ltd.
Suite 700 – 900 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1E5

Phone: 604-689-0461
Toll-Free: +1-800-983-2299
E-Mail: info@forbes-travel.com

Balance of airfare due to BCHLA travel agent Forbes Travel International.

German Exchange students return to Germany


Second orientation session for all participating BC students/families who are departing in March – sessions are held across BC, all participants must attend.

Early March
BC exchange students depart for Germany.

Mid May
BC exchange students return from Germany.
Completed Evaluation Forms to be submitted within 2 weeks of return.

Germany Exchange

Important Dates

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for 2019/2020 exchange is February 27, 2019. German students arrive at the end of August 2019. BC students leave for Germany early March, 2020.