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Travel

Travel

JFAO is excited to once again be hosting and sending out delegates for summer 2023 exchanges!

Incoming exchanges

We will host delegates from the following countries from June 9 to August 18, 2023: Germany, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria. These delegates will travel across the province, being hosted by our local clubs, meeting our members, touring farms and seeing different regions of Ontario.

Outgoing exchanges

We will also have 7 international travel opportunities for our own members. The details for outgoing exchanges are as follows: 

Country 

# of exchanges available 

Age requirements 

Length of exchange 

Germany 

TBD 

2-3 months  

N Ireland 

20-30 

2 weeks 

Scotland 

20-30 

4 weeks 

Ireland 

20-30 

3 weeks  

Switzerland 

20-30 

6 weeks-3 months  

Austria 

20-26 

6-12 weeks  

Applications for outgoing exchanges will be available on January 31. Please stay tuned! 

If you have any questions about incoming or outgoing exchanges, please contact our director of Community and International programs, Karen De Bruyn at karen@jfao.on.ca

For more information about our exchange partners, see below.

Travel the World with JFAO!

Outgoing Exchanges!

Our Exchange Partners:

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Republic of Ireland
Macra na Feirme
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Germany
Niedersashsische Landjugend e.V
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Scotland
Young Farmers
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Switzerland
IFYE
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Wales
Austria
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Tasmania
Rural Youth Tasmania

Rural Youth Tasmania accepts exchangees for a minimum six weeks or a maximum eight weeks. We usually have our incoming exchangees arrive in late April ready to participate in the staging of our Agfest Field Days event in early May. Our Rural Youth Clubs all take turns to host exchangees and take them along to club functions where possible, and also sightseeing in their local area.

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United Kingdom
National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

Interested in Travelling

Applications for exchanges are  being accepted after January 31, 2023.

Incoming Exchanges!

What to expect when visiting Ontario

Welcome to Ontario!

We are looking forward to 2023 when we are able to offer incoming exchange opportunities.

Things to look forward to as an incoming exchange delegate:

  • Live with local members and family
  • Travel across the province
  • Visit farms and local businesses
  • Play tourist and visit landmarks and sites that are unique to that club and county.
  • Participate in summer events hosted by clubs and provinces.

Interested in hosting?

  • Why should you host?
    • Cultural experience
    • Make friends from around the world
    • Explore and promote your local area
  • Requirements:

Applications for exchanges are not being accepted due to the postponement of the 2022 Exchange Program.  

Requirements

All applicants must have been a JF member in good standing for at least one year. International applicants 20-29 (max. 26 for UK and Wales exchange) as of January 1st the year of the exchange. Following each exchange, a travel bursary is offered once all of the program requirements are completed. Please see the Travel section of the JFAO
Policies for more specific requirements and bursary amounts. Opportunity conditions will be based on the policies in effect as of January 31st.

Note: A past exchangee may apply for a different travel opportunity. Priority will be given to any qualified member who has not previously been awarded a travel opportunity

Ambassador’s Banquet

Each year JFAO hosts the Ambassador’s Banquet to recognize past exchange delegates who have travelled internationally, as well as celebrate the exchangee’s who have visited Ontario through the summer and those who went on exchange in the past year.

Testimonials

Read stories form past travellers on the JFAO Blog.