Education Program to Ecuador (ICE)
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Heather Best – Dr. Denison S.S.
- For years you have nurtured the growth of your child and now you they are almost ready to fly the nest and create their own future.
- If you could help better prepare your child for that future by providing them with extremely valuable life experience that will build resumes and open doors to educational and employment opportunities, would you do so?
“Through being in different situations, pushing my limits, and challenging me in ways I never got challenged in Canada I learned lessons that may possibly have taken the better part of my life in Canada to learn.”
- And what if you could provide such a growing experience with the safety and security of qualified staff:
- implementing pre-departure health and safety workshops, training and assessments
- placing students in small, friendly host communities
- screening and preparing host families and Co-op supervisors
- purchasing comprehensive international medical insurance that accesses the best hospitals (www.hospitalmetropolitano.org)
- providing multiple onsite monitoring of students in their host communities, at their work placements and with their host families
- operating a 24 hour per day, bilingual student support hotline
- drawing on over 50 years of combined experience with our Canadian partner Canada World Youth (www.cwy-jcm.org) and our Ecuadorian partner Fundación Reto Internacional (www.fundacionretointernacional.org.ec)
- The York Region International Co-op to Ecuador (ICE) offers 6 high school credits by means of 13 weeks of living with a host family and working in communities in Ecuador.
"I have just spent my first 5 days with my host family, and I must admit it was nowhere near as hard or as scary as I thought it would be… they are very kind, warm, caring and friendly."
Aaron Kligerman – ICE Alumni – Thornhill S.S.
“ICE had a very strong impact on my son’s life… I find his enthusiasm very encouraging as he looks toward his future career goals.”
“Through all of my new experiences, I learned to look at change in a positive manner, as an opportunity for discovery and growth. Through accepting change, I realized that there are no limits to how far I can go in life.”
|ESL Teaching Assistant at an K-10 school – Dulcinea Lau|