EC Canada: English + Farmstay

EC Canada: English + Farmstay

Farmstay offers an opportunity for students to enjoy the countryside and experience farm life. The Farmstay Programme gives international students the opportunity to do this, and to get a “natural” Canadian experience.


What can you expect on this course?

With this Farmstay programme, students are placed for a 2 to 4 week period on a farm in the wilderness of BC, Alberta, Ontario or Quebec. There, they live with a family and assist in the day-to-day up-keep of a family farm.  Students get to see the great outdoors, get up close and personal with animals, and try Canadian food, fresh out of the ground.

Farmstay gives students an added opportunity to practice their English or French in a real social context.

Sample Placements:

Vegetable / Fruit Farm: Small farms specialising in mixed vegetables or fruit, includes orchards.

Arts/Crafts/Artisanal Food Processing: Farms specialising in production of small craft foods or craft products like certain types of jam, or specialized lamb, or heirloom vegetables.

Mixed Farms (animals and produce): These are typical “family” farms that students would be used to seeing on TV programmes and movies.  They include a small collection of animals, and a medium sized patch of crops.

Ranches: Cowboy placements, usually on a small guest ranch, occasionally done on larger cattle ranches. Students must have previous experience with horses.
 
Vineyards: Small hobby vineyards producing regional wines.
 
Sample Work:
Please note that every farmstay placement experience is labour-intensive and requires the student to be physically fit and active.
 


Electives

Requirements:

Placement Fee:  $900.00 CAN


Other key points:

 


Facts

Level

Min. required level of Pre-intermediate level English or French.

Course Duration
2 - 4 weeks of farm work (with an EC course of minimum 1 week duration)
Available In
  • EC Montreal
  • EC Vancouver



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