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Mark R. Isfeld Secondary
Germany Exchange 2019/20

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​MARK R. ISFELD GERMANY EXCHANGE​​​ 2019/2020

​Ulm, Germany

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019​​
​The first parent meeting will be Thursday, January 10th at 7:00 pm in room 104.

Who is the exchange for?

This exchange is for students in grades 9 - 12 next year who want to experience another culture. Students will host a German student at the end of October 2019 for a minimum of 10 days and then will travel to Germany during Spring Break of 2020 and be hosted by that student's family while staying in Ulm.                                        A maximum of 30 students will get to go on this trip and we are looking to have participants finalized by mid January 2019.​


Comox Valley Homestay for the German Students

While the German students are in the Comox Valley, it is expected that the homestay family will welcome them and give them local experiences (for example: Tofino, Qualicum/Parksville, Mt Washington, etc.). The German students will stay with families each night while they are here.  During the school week while the Isfeld students are in school, the German students will participate in day trips that may include (Mt Washington, Victoria overnight trip, Cathedral Grove, Deep Bay Marine Station, Komox Band/Big House, etc).
Families who are hosting a German student as part of this exchange will need to fill out a Homestay Application.​

Cost: $3000

This is an estimated cost for the trip. It could be a little more but we do not know yet as we are still in the early stages of planning. Please remember that the cost of all flights, hotels and experiences in Ulm, Germany as well as all day trips are included in this cost. Some additional costs for meals and optional activities may be incurred by the students. Spending money will also be needed.  

A deposit will be needed to secure your spot on the trip. We are looking at a deposit of $1000 that will be required by the January 15, 2019


Passports and Documentation β€‹β€‹β€‹

You will need a passport that will not expire within six (6) months of the trip.​

You will also fill in detailed permission slips, a parent consent form which will need to be notarized, a medical form and a standard letter giving the sponsor teachers permission to take you on international travel.

If your parents are divorced / separated you must make sure BOTH sets of parents fill out all of these documents.

If you need any more information, please contact Karma Taiji at  or Jonathan Bos at


Applications are now being accepted.   CLICK HERE TO APPLY​​
​Parents of successful applicants, please go to the link below and complete the Homestay Application by​ January 15th!
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 β€‹β€‹β€‹Please Cont​act Ms. Karma Taiji by email:​ or
Mr. Jonathan Bos by email:​