International and Mobility

At the kindergarten

The language used during the teaching sequences in the kindergarten is French; around the disciplinary field which is language, 4 hours of teaching will be done both in English and in French, in co-intervention with the school teacher of the class and an English teacher.

At the elementary school

The language used during the teaching sequences in elementary school is French; the subject area “questioning the world” will be done in both English and French, in co-intervention with the class teacher and an English teacher. The teaching of the modern language (1h30) will be in English. Finally, students enrolled in the international section will benefit from 3 hours of modern languages (instead of 1.5 hours). It will be taught in English or Spanish (depending on the choice of language in the international section).

At the college

The language used during the teaching sequences at the college is French. Modern language 1 (LV1) is English for all students (4 hours in 6th grade and 3 hours in the other grades). All students will be able to choose the optional second language, which is Spanish in 6th grade (2 hours per week). This option is not open to students in the international section. The second language from the 5th grade on is compulsory and is Spanish. Finally, students enrolled in the international section will benefit from 1.5 hours of General History taught in the language of the section (English or Spanish), and 4 hours of language and literature taught in the chosen language (English or Spanish).

In2nd general

The language used during the teaching sequences in2nd is French. Finally, students enrolled in the international section will have 2 hours of general studies taught in the language of the section (English or Spanish) and 4 hours of language and literature in the chosen language (English or Spanish).

In the1st and 12th grades

The language used during the teaching sessions in the high school is French. The first foreign language is English and the second foreign language is Spanish for all students. Students enrolled in the BFI may choose to take a bilingual or trilingual international baccalaureate. For those enrolled in the bilingual BFI, the language chosen is English. They benefit from 2 hours of scientific instruction taught in English, 2 hours of world knowledge taught in English, 4.5 hours of cultural and linguistic study in English, and they can take an additional 2 hours of math specialization taught in English. For those enrolled in the trilingual BFI, the LV1 is English and the LV2 is Spanish. They benefit from 2 hours of General History taught in English, 2 hours of world knowledge in English, 2 hours of cultural and linguistic deepening in Spanish, and as an option, 2 hours of specialization in History, Geography, Geopolitics and Political Science in Spanish.

mobilities from canada to europe

I am a student at LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John and I would like to have an immersive experience in EUROPE, several choices are available to me:

Possible durations

  • 11 months in Europe with 3 immersions in 3 different countries chosen among our partners(subject to availability / limited places).
  • 11 months in Europe with 1 immersion in a school, in a country chosen among all our partners.
  • 6 months in Europe with 1 immersion in a school, country of your choice among all our partners.
  • 3 months in Europe with 1 immersion in a school, country of your choice among all our partners.

The offer includes:

  • Accommodation in a French-speaking family (France) or at least an English-speaking family (rest of Europe)
  • Full board: with the family in the morning, in the evening, on weekends and during school vacations, in the school at lunchtime during the week
  • School transportation: daily trip between 30 min and 1h30 maximum round trip
  • Airfare from Moncton to the European Capital and return airport transfers
  • LIFPA school fees for the desired duration
  • Accompaniment to registration, interviews and preparatory meetings
  • A referent in Canada in the LIFPA establishment met at the first interview
  • A referent in Europe met upon arrival at the airport of the final destination

What are the benefits:

  • Benefit from the important international network of LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John, and the worldwide network of Don Bosco
  • If you choose France, you will follow the same program as at LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John

DEPARTURE with one or more institutions in EUROPE :

A pedagogical review is made with the student before his departure from LIFPA in order to anticipate possible needs of “catching up” on site or additional courses in the destination institution(s). The student will thus meet with his or her educational advisor upon return to LIFPA and according to the length of his or her stay in Europe in order to evaluate the need to catch up on any courses.

Parents/Families FAQ

Will there be a harmonization of content programming between teachers in Europe and Canada?

No harmonization is implemented because the programs and contents are the same in France and at LIFPA. On the other hand, the educational teams can carry out an assessment of the student’s skills before his or her departure in order to set up a support system if necessary for the courses in the destination institution.

In the case of many applications, is there a selection?

Yes, regardless of the number of applications, the selection is based on a file and an interview.

What is the organization of the school vacations on site?

Vacations in Canada and France are very close in terms of dates.

How were the host families selected?

A survey of each family and a visit to the host home are conducted by our staff before any new students are admitted. A post-hospitality survey is also planned each time.

Will we be able to reach our child regularly?

We tend to favor the link with the host family and the local correspondent. Calls and links with the family back home will ideally be limited in order to promote immersion.