About the Program

The Introduction to Canada Program is designed for selected high school students from around the world and includes classroom learning with an immersive experience of the topics covered in lectures and discussions. The course will be delivered by qualified lecturers in Canadian Studies at Carleton University and is managed by the Global Academy.

This program prepares and supplies all required program materials, and delivers activities in Carleton University facilities or other high-quality venues in the Ottawa region. There will also be visits to Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Program Schedule

Date Activities
Day 1 Arrival Day

No Formal Programming

Airport Pick-Up

Dinner

Day 2

Breakfast

Welcome and Orientation

Lecture I: Introduction to Canada & Canadian Culture

Lunch Break

Off campus activities: National Gallery of Canada and Walking Tour of ByWard Market

Dinner

Day 3 Breakfast

Lecture II: Canadian Politics & History

Lunch Break

Off campus activities: Tour of Parliament Hill & Visit to Museum of History

Dinner

Day 4 Four-Day Excursion to Toronto and Niagara Falls

Breakfast

Train to Toronto

Lunch

Lecture III: Race Relations in Canada & Canadian Immigration Policies

Dinner

Free time

Day 5 Breakfast

Visit to Eaton Centre and Downtown Toronto

Lunch Break

Royal Ontario Museum

Dinner

Day 6 Breakfast

Drive to Niagara Falls

Lunch Break

Boat ride on Maid of the Mist (Niagara Falls)

Free Time on Clifton Hill (Watch fireworks show)

Dinner

Drive back to Toronto

Day 7 Breakfast

Indo-Canadian community visit

Lunch Break

Lecture IV: International Relations and Global Realities

Dinner

Day 8 Breakfast

Return to Ottawa

Lunch Break

Return to Ottawa

Dinner

Day 9 Breakfast

Lecture V: Quebec Culture and Society

Lunch Break

Off campus activity: Excursion to Gatineau Park

Dinner

Day 10 Breakfast

Lecture VI: Indigeneity in Canada

Lunch Break

Dialogue with Indigenous Students

Dinner

Departure Day –
Day 11
Breakfast

Summary Dialogue & Certificate Presentation
Airport Drop-off

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the internship, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Global Academy at Carleton University.

Program Fee

Fee for this program, including accommodations, is approximately $3,750. Without accommodations, the program is $2,750.

A non-refundable application fee in the amount C$100 + HST is required to apply for any program. To continue, please email GlobalAcademy@cunet.carleton.ca.