International Trips

Croatia, Slovenia, and Venice: Summer 2022

It’s time to begin making the dreams of the last 1.5 years a reality…

It’s time to live the life we had to put on hold…

It’s time to see the world!

You’re invited to Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy July 4-14, 2022.

Visit: Trip Details - EF Tours for more information.

Join the virtual information/sign up meeting on June 17, 2021 by submitting your email here: Information/Sign-Up Meeting

One lucky traveller who participates in the Information meeting AND signs up to travel will win a pair of AirPods!

Japan Exchange 2022

The Central Alberta - Yamate Exchange is an exciting opportunity to host two Japanese students in your home in April 2022 and return to stay with a Japanese family in Yokohama, Japan, for two weeks in July 2022.

This is a proposed trip pending approval in July.
Important Dates:
June 17, 2021
Virtual information
meeting at 7:00 pm

Travel to Japan and stay in a Japanese home for two weeks.
The next exchange will not be until 2024!

Students from Notre Dame High School, St. Joseph High School, Innisfail High School, and H.J. Cody High School who participate in the exchange will experience:
In Japan you will be hosted by a family from Yamate Gakuin School in Yokohama, an hour south of Tokyo, for two weeks in July 2022.
Fully immersed in the Japanese culture, students shall truly experience day-to-day life in Japan.
Large group excursions include:
● Yokohama tour including a visit to a traditional Japanese garden and Sea
Paradise Aquarium
● Tokyo city tour including Sumida River cruise, Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple,
the Tokyo Edo Museum and traditional tempura lunch
● Tokyo Disneyland hosted by the Yamate School parent committee
● Culture Day at Yamate Gakuin School
In Canada, students and their families will host two students from Yamate Gakuin School in their own home for two weeks in April, sharing their Canadian culture and way of life. The Japanese students are also taken on group excursions to Banff/Lake Louise and West Edmonton Mall and they host a cultural night and performance for the host families in Red Deer.
For more information please email:

This is a proposed trip pending approval in July.
The cost and what is included in the exchange:
The estimated cost of the exchange is $3300 and includes flights, airport transfers, travel and medical insurance, and the hosting costs of Yamate students in Canada. Payment options will be made available in the fall of 2021. Payments can be made by cheque or through electronic transfers. Final payments are due February 28, 2022 when the $500 deposit is non-refundable. Withdrawals and refunds after this date are subject to Vision Travel’s cancellation policies.

Important information to know:
● This exchange is for high school students during the 2021-22 school year.
● Students are expected to be model ambassadors for our schools & country.
● The cost MAY change as airplane ticket costs and fuel surcharges cannot be guaranteed this early. This will be finalized in early 2022.
● As this a reciprocal exchange, participants are expected to host a pair of Japanese students in their homes.
● Participants who are unable to host in their homes are encouraged to find an alternate host family.
● Participants who ultimately cannot host, are obligated to pay an additional $600, which is given to an alternate host family to cover their costs.
● Students who are not hosting Japanese students in their homes are still expected to host their Japanese partners at school and at other events.