International Cooperative Education (ICE) Program
ICE involves a 14 week international placement in Ecuador, South America. While overseas, students live with a host family, immerse themselves in Spanish, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and work at co-op placements in agriculture, business, community development, education, or social work. Extensive pre-placement preparation, ongoing completion of practical assignments related to community and international issues, and follow up activities upon return to Canada, round out the students’ experience.
Students must be 16 years of age by the yearly March departure, and be committed to the pre-placement, placement and follow up phases of the program.
At the successful completion of ICE, students are eligible to earn the following credits as granted through the York Region District School Board:
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|Canadian & World Politics||CPW4U||1|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Co-op||IDP4UC||2|