Welcome to The North Shore Lions Youth Exchange Program!
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our 2020/2021 youth exchange seasons have been cancelled. The safety of our students is the number one priority for us. The cities of Chiba and North Vancouver anticipate continuing this program in 2022, however it will depend on world wide conditions and immunization status. We hope that everyone in our youth exchange family is safe and staying home during this most difficult time.
The North Shore Lions Youth Exchange Program has been in operation since 1970; Our program strives to provide an increased cultural understanding and friendship between the sister cities of North Vancouver, Canada and Chiba, Japan. We have helped more than 450 students to experience a different culture by actually living as part of the culture. Have a look at our Program Overview; if this sounds like something you are interested in and you will be aged 15 or 16 at the time of travel, attending a North or West Vancouver school, we want to hear from you!
Take a look at our Application Page to find out all the details on how to apply for this exciting program.
* Some conditions apply, please see the Program Overview.