STUDENT PARENT MEETING
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th at 7:30 PM
Notre Dame High School - Amphitheatre
Please note that spots are limited!
Please check out the FAQ below for
the estimated trip price and payment schedule.
Japan Exchange - Cost and Payment Schedule
As of September 22, 2023 the exchange trip cost is estimated at $4200.
A $600 deposit is due upon signup by the end of September, 2023.
A $600 payment is due at the end of each month from October 2023 to March 2024
A total of 7 payments of $600 with the final payment due by March 31, 2024.
$200 will be non-refundable by October 31, 2023.
$500 in total will be non-refundable by January 31, 2024.
Participants have the option to pay in full.
Please contact the committee if you have any questions.
Japan Exchange Facts & Frequently Asked Questions
Central Alberta Yamate Exchange Committee members:
Jeff Lerouge, Notre Dame High School
Melanie Roth, Notre Dame High School
Brad Wolfe, St. Joseph High School
Rod Andrews, Innisfail High School
Central Alberta schools have participated in this exchange 11 times since 1988
The exchange occurs annually in Alberta and alternates between Central Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary/Medicine Hat every year.
Central Alberta & Medicine Hat 2024
Central Alberta 2027
The exchange will be open to students at Notre Dame, St. Joseph and Innisfail high schools for students in grades 10, 11 or 12 in the 2023-24 school year. As this is a shared trip, spots may be limited.
Yamate Gakuin High School is located in Yokohama:
Yamate Gakuin High School has exchanges with schools in both Canada and the United States. When we travel to Japan in the summer, students from other North American schools will be on the same trip.
Victoria, British Columbia
Ottawa and Kitchener, Ontario
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Yakima, Dayton, Walla Walla and Pasco, Washington
Elkhart and Fort Wayne, Indiana
Traditionally Yamate students are hosted in pairs with an local family and Alberta students pair up to be hosted together in a Japanese home. Hosting students from Japan is part of what makes this an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. You may not necessarily be hosted by the students you have hosted in Alberta.
Websites worth checking out:
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We look forward to travelling with you to Japan next year!