High School at the Collegiate, University of Winnipeg in Manitoba

The Collegiate at The University of Winnipeg is one of the few high schools in Canada offered within a university setting. The Collegiate is situated on the University of Winnipeg’s downtown campus and offers easy access to the city’s events and attractions. The Collegiate’s tradition is one of academic excellence and accessibility in an environment of critical thinking and community spirit.

The Collegiate offer a wide range of high academic courses including English, biology, chemistry, applied mathematics, pre-calculus mathematics, physics and social studies and an excellent selection of optional courses. Extra-curricular clubs and activities offerings at the Collegiate include Anime Club, Art Club, Debating, Photography / Media Club, Drama Club, Social Justice Club, Glee Club, Yearbook Club.


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  • Destination Winnipeg | Manitoba Canada
  • age from 15 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to June
  • length 5 months or 10 months

Study Programs

1) Regular High School curriculum

2) Dual Credit course: Dual‐credit courses are introductory first‐year university courses for which qualified Grade 12 Collegiate students may enroll.

The Collegiate is a University Preparatory High School and The study programme is university preparatory; the curriculum is based on Manitoba Ministry of Education standards. The academic year is designed to give university‐bound students an experience of the pace demanded in studies at the undergraduate level, while they are still under the close supervision and guidance provided in a secondary school environment.

International students who graduate form this school may benefit from the scholarships offered by University of Winnipeg.


The school is located on the campus of University of Winnipeg and benefits from modern facilities. The campus also boasts facilities for extra‐curricular activities, including the United Health & RecPlex fieldhouse, the renovated Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre, and the suite of music studios in Bryce Hall shared with the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts.


Anime Club, Art Club, Debating, Photography / Media Club, Drama Club, Social Justice Club, Glee Club, Yearbook Club and many more!


With the help of its professional arts partners – including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Virtuosi, and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

– The Collegiate provides its students opportunities to explore concepts through performance art in a multitude of subjects. Another valued partner, the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, is located on campus and shares newly renovated facilities and opportunities for enhanced musical education in harmony with The Collegiate.


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!


Contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.


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 15 – 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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