JFAO is excited to once again be hosting and sending out delegates for summer 2023 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.
2023 Outgoing Delegates
JFAO is incredibly excited to have 4 members travelling as international delegates on exchanges this upcoming summer! Elizabeth Bruce, an Oxford member, will be travelling to Northern Ireland for 3 weeks. Sarah Danen, another member from Oxford, will be spending 3 weeks in the Republic of Ireland. Kelsey Brekelmans from Huron Perth will be in Scotland for 4 weeks. And Julie Milne from Peterborough will be spend 6-12 weeks in Switzerland. Stay tuned to see blog posts about their travel experiences!
JFAO offers exchanges every summer to our membership. If you are a member interested in an exchange, or would like to become a Junior Farmer member, contact Nic, the Director of Community and International Programs, email@example.com.
We will also have 7 international travel opportunities for our own members. The details for outgoing exchanges are as follows:
# of exchanges available
Length of exchange
6 weeks-3 months
If you have any questions about incoming or outgoing exchanges, please contact our director of Community and International programs, Karen De Bruyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our exchange partners, see below.
Travel the World with JFAO!
Our Exchange Partners:
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.
Interested in Travelling
Applications for exchanges are being accepted after January 31, 2023.
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
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
Read stories form past travellers on the JFAO Blog.