High School at Charlottetown Rural high School in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown Rural High School or ‘The Rural” is located in the city of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – the birthplace of Canada! As the largest high school (1200 students) in the province, it offers both French and English language programs, International Baccalaureate, and Enriched /Advanced (University Preparatory) courses. Like many other high schools, The Rural gives students many options for sport and physical education programs including golf, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, curling, badminton, track and field, softball, and rugby. An intramural sports program is offered to students each day during the lunch hour in the gym. Extra-curricular activities include Art Club, Drama Club, Debating, Model Parliament, Yearbook, school newspaper, SADD (Students against Drunk Drivers), Reach for the Top, Dance, Hip hop, Cheerleading, Choir, Safe Grad Committee, Sociology Club, Peer Mentoring, School Musical production, and Computer Club.


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  • Destination Charlottetown | Prince Edward Island Canada
  • age from 15 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to June
  • length 5 months or 10 months

Study Programs

1) Pre‐IB

2) International Baccalaureate (since 2009)

3) Enriched/Advanced (University Preparatory) courses

4) French and English language programs.

IB Courses

Biology Higher Level, English Literature Higher Level, Maths Standard Level, French B Standard Level, Visual Arts Standard Level, Music Standard Level, Chemistry Standard Level, History Higher Level, French Ab Initio


In 1994, the school was completely renovated to its present configuration which saw a new cafeteria and specialist instruction space added. The school is currently the largest in the province in terms of student enrollment and 2nd largest in terms of area.


Art club, Drama club, Debating, Yearbook, School newspaper, Reach for the Top, Dance, Hip hop, Cheerleading, Choir, Safe Grad committee, Sociology club, Peer Mentoring, School Musical production, Computer club and many more!


Golf, Field hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross‐Country, Basketball, Curling, Badminton, Track and field, Softball, Rugby, Wrestling, Dodgeball.  The Athletic Department oversees inter‐scholastic sports at Charlottetown Rural and establishes guidelines and academic prerequisites for student participation on interscholastic teams. An intramural sports program is offered to students each day during the lunch hour in the gym. As well, a wellness centre and weight room is provided. The sports teams from "The Rural" are called the Rural Raiders.


Senior Concert Band, Senior Jazz band, Brass Ensemble, R&B Band


Our high school exchange programs in Canada provide full board.  Students will be welcomed by warm Canadian host families and learn firsthand about one another's culture ‪and live in a warming and comfortable environment.

You will have the opportunity to develop your language and social skills by meeting new friends and sharing experiences with your host family. Canadians are always looking forward to learn about your culture, yourself and everything about your home country.  Host families are carefully selected by our local coordinator, based on availability and your interests and hobbies.  

Canadian host families are also well known for supporting exchange students, by offering care at all times. International students will feel like at home, from the moment they arrive.  ‪We have many stories of students keeping in touch for years with their second families, visiting again with their own parents etc.
Students can also count on the full support of our local coordinators in Canada, who will be more than glad to offer any extra support, in case students are feeling homesick, need some extra reinforcement with school subjects, or need advice in communicating with the host family. Students must be aware that they might be placed in several host families during their exchange program in Canada ‪(due to availability, life circumstance, change of jobs etc.)
The personal growth and communication skills gained from an experience abroad can make an important difference in college and career goals. Apply now for your high school exchange in Canada!


Please contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.


Please contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.

Price includes

  • Local supervision during whole program and local orientation
  • School and Host Family placements in Full board
  • Official documents to obtain visas
  • Reimbursement of mandatory school fees for Core Subjects
  • Medical, accident & liability insurance.
  • Local assistance and 24 hour emergency support

Price does not include

  • International airfare to final destination in Canada
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by schools and other
  • Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes)
  • School supplies and calculators, uniforms and sport uniforms, club or team fees
  • Extra language courses
  • All domestic transfers in Canada
  • Individual transfers for arrivals outside of scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Legalization of High School Transcripts (225 CAD)
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
Apply at least 5 months before arrival.
  • Students aged 13 – 17 at the time of arrival
  • 2 or more years of English language study
  • Experience living away from home, maturity and independence
  • An interest in learning about another culture and language
  • A willingness to share in the daily life of a host family
  • An open and flexible attitude which will allow the student to adapt to the school and host family environments
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