& Integration

Orientation & Integration

When you arrive

Generally the student is welcomed by the host family when they arrive in Canada.

Please note that the students are required to arrive a few days before the beginning of the semester or the summer camp.

The week before the beginning of the semester, international students are welcome to participate in the orientation week organized by CEPEO.

Additionally, for those who are registered for the summer camp, school visits will be organized in order to allow them to get to know their new environment.

During your stay
with us

The CEPEO International students well-being Counselor gets to know each student personally and helps them integrate the school, with friends and at home.

She also organizes monthly activities offered free of charge, which are designed to facilitate and encourage the International students to integrate their French environment.

Are you interested in our program?



Voici quelques commentaires des élèves internationaux où ils nous racontent leurs expériences. Les mêmes questions ont été posées à chaque de nos trois élèves venus de pays différents, par contre [...]

  • In my home country, everything is small and compact, and here it is huge. There are big sports clubs, people have t-shirts with the name of their school and teachers are very nice. If you have a problem, you can go see them.

    Adèle, Grade 12 student
  • The cultural diversity that I found here is great! I did not know that Canada had plenty of people from everywhere, and the Canadian community is different than my country’s. It is very different. I love it!

    Kenzo, Grade 12 student
  • Ottawa is a very safe city. I can take the bus and go where I want without any problem.

    Belinda, Grade 11 student
  • I think I am going to have fun here; I am going to adapt and have a good education.

    Mac Fred, Grade 11 student
  • Choose this program to learn new things, new cultures; to meet a lot of people from all over the world, it's great!

    Adèle, Grade 12 student

Our partners

Canadian Association of Public Schools - International Ontario Association of School Districs International ÉduCanada Canada Homestay Network