“I want to do the exchange so I can learn more about other cultures. It interests me on how other cultures do things differently. It’s a very good once in a life time opportunity that I’m excited to be a part of.”
“I decided to participate in an exchange because I think it is important for people my age to be exposed to different cultures, so we can fully understand that we are all one despite our differences-you learn so much when you travel! School exchanges provide opportunities that would not otherwise be available, such as being able to live with a family and truly experience another country’s culture.”
“My sister did a cultural exchange to Italy last year. Her experience was life changing. It opened her eyes to history and culture that can only be experienced on these kinds of exchanges. I am really looking forward to my trip to Shanghai.”
Welcome to the Comox Valley International Student Program (CVISP) Cultural Exchange! You are about to embark on the experience of a lifetime.
If you have questions about the cultural exchange application process, please contact your School Vice Principal, or your school based teacher trip leader responsible for your cultural exchange.
- Passport Photo Page – Scan your passport photo page and upload it when prompted at the end of this application form. If you do not have a passport you must apply for one and give your cultural exchange teacher chaperone a copy of the photo page.