High School at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI) is a private middle and high school located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was founded in 1945. It has approximately 400 students from Grade 6 to Grade 12.

MBCI has a strong volleyball program: both men’s and women’s teams have won provincial championships. The band has also won the Optimist Festival’s Chairman’s Award.

Though MBCI is an inclusive school and has students of all kinds, MBCI’s culture is most informed by the Mennonite Brethren religious community—a strand of Protestant Anabaptism noted for its adherence to pacifism. MBCI’s culture is different from many stereotypical high schools; competitive athletes are frequently also members of the band or choir. Such practices are likely a result of the welcoming, community-oriented values of the institution.


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  • Destination Winnipeg | Manitoba Canada
  • age from 15 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to June
  • length 10 months

Study Programs

1) Regular High School curriculum

2) 5 AP courses (Calculus, French, German, English language, English literature)

3) Ventures program: help students to understand the fundamentals of business and leadership; the business education’s curriculum integrates Christian ethics and promotes philanthropy in business. International students receive intensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes and participate in weekly conversation classes with Canadian student peer mentors. They receive on‐going learning support for their content‐area courses, as needed. TOEFL/IELTS preparation is available.


The school offers 2 full sized gym, a student fitness center, a 600‐seat concert hall, a 75 seat‐drama theater and a library with interactive study areas. Students have access to modern science laboratories, three computer labs, wireless capability and interactive video boards in classrooms.


The school has a strong volleyball program: both men's and women's teams have won provincial championships. The band has also won the Optimist Festival's Chairman's Award. The culture is different from many stereotypical high schools; competitive athletes are frequently also members of the band or choir.


The dramatic theatre has won the Rainbow Stage Award for School Musicals consecutively for the last 5 years. They put on a full scale musical production each year (25 musicals since 1968) and the school itself has a full theatre. The Music program is exceptional. It is a catalyst for nurturing the growth of high caliber musicians due to the phenomenal knowledge, passion, dedication and instruction of the Music Department. Between tours, musicals and varied performance opportunities, students are constantly immersed in a high level of musicianship and community ‐ often developing lifelong friendships as a result.


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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