:: MONTREAL (ages 12 - 17)
Supervision level: MEDIUM
:: HOMESTAY Option: teens enjoy more independance with suggested curfews but students will travel to/from the family each day for lessons and after activities - This option is for the more mature teen.
:: QUEBEC CITY (ages 10 - 17)
Supervision level: HIGH
:: RESIDENCE Option: The curfew for students in residence is 9 pm. If teen students age 14 or older want to go out on their own, they can do so a maximum of once a week and provided a written authorization from their parents. However, there is an activity schedule under the supervision of counselors.
:: HOMESTAY Option: Students in homestay age 14 or older must follow their host family's rules. However, they must all be home before 10 pm, and always notify the host family of their schedule and outings. Host parents and natural parents must also be in agreement of their outings. For students under 14 years of age, they must be home for dinner every night. There is one exception, when there are outings organized by the program, which have their own schedule (until 9 or 10 pm sometimes). These activities have adult supervision, by the staff, so all students go and come back together. Host families pick up students after the activity if it ends late.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
:: OUR STAFF, MONITERS & TEACHERS
Our staff are carefully selected based on their experience, expertise and involvement with our teenage students. Supervision & safety is the main feature of our summer language vacations.
One moniter is assigned to each group of students and they act as mentors and the main contact for the teenager. They also ensure teens obey rules and abide by the set curfew times. Our staff staff provide close supervision and in many cases (depending on the location) live with the students in the various lodging options we offer.
Teens who do not comply with these guidelines will first receive a warning from the school staff. The behaviour may then result in the school contacting the parent or guardian to inform them that the parents/guardians must speak with their child directly. Consequently, if the student continues to violate the rules then they will be dismissed from the program and sent home at their parent’s expense and will not be entitled to a refund.
:: CURFEW RULES:
Our students must obey all curfews. Group leaders have the right to adjust the curfew according to external circumstances.
:: SCHOOL & ACTIVITY ATTENDANCE:
Taking part in lessons, leisure programs and the information meeting with the group leaders is a must. The student is expected to attend and arrive on time to ALL planned events, unless there is a good reason for them not attending. For students who are ill, they must have the permission of the Activity or School Co-ordinator in advance or prior to leaving the activity early. In some cases there will be extra activities (at an additional cost), these are optional to students.
:: TEEN BEHAVIOR:
Students are expected to be courteous and respectful guests, and must obey all local laws.
Tidiness: Students in host families and residences have to make their bed, and make sure their room is clean and tidy at all times.
The following are not tolerated on the program:
:: Hitchhiking is not allowed for safety reasons.
:: Smoking is not permitted on the program. FULL STOP!
:: Alcohol is strictly forbidden, if a student is caught with alcohol we reserve the right to send the student home at their own cost.
:: Drugs are strictly forbidden. Should drugs be found, the student will automatically be sent home at his/her own cost.
:: Burglary is not tolerated. The school will file charges in any case of burglary or theft, even if it is just about “little” things. We cannot be held responsible for any loss of property.
:: Mobiles: The use of mobiles during classes and information meetings is not allowed.
:: Illegal drug use, abusive behavior or stealing will not be tolerated, and the student will be sent home immediately at their own expense; a police report may be filed by the staff.
Our school staff will give official warnings to students whenever the staff or group leaders feel this is necessary. These warnings will be in writing and the student will sign these documents. This warning will then be passed to parents or guardians to inform them about the misbehaviour of the student. Only in severe cases will students be sent home without a warning (e.g. drugs). Students will usually will be sent home after a second warning.
Staying with a host family:
Participants are expected to be home with their host families by the appointed curfew time and must abide by other house rules. Students must advise their host family of where they are going and when they will be home - every day. Guests may not be brought to the host family or school residence without prior written permission from the camp staff and, if applicable, the host family.
Participants are normally not permitted to make long-distance phone calls from their host family accommodation, however parents may call the participants at the accommodation at specific times. It is also customary to keep calls brief.
Staying in the residence:
Students will be expected to make his/her bed, ensure their bedroom is clean and tidy. Students must inform the teamer/a group leader where they are going, with whom, and when they will be back. Noise: A noise disturbance rule starts at 10pm so students are not disturbed. Students must quiet down after 11pm and stay in their rooms - in both host families and residences.