Cultural Exchange

Italy – G.P. Vanier 2019-2020

Highland – China 2019-2020

Mark Isfeld – Germany 2019-2020

“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.”

Marina, Grade 9 - China 2017Lake Trail Middle School

“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.” 

Georgia, Grade 10 - China 2017Highland Secondary School

“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.”

Maggie, Grade 10 - China 2017Highland Secondary School

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.

Secondary School Vice Principals
G.P. Vanier Secondary SchoolMr. Greg Kochanuk
Mark R. Isfeld Secondary SchoolMs. Karma Taiji
Highland Secondary SchoolMr. Brian McAskill

Required Document

  1. 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.