What is Odyssey – Official Languages Programs



    My life really took off because of the language-assistant program!

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    I got the bug. I loved working in an educational setting, and I particularly enjoyed working with youth.


    What is Odyssey?

    Inspire youth to practise their English-speaking skills and share your culture while getting paid! That’s Odyssey!

    Embark on this Odyssey from September to May, and you will:

    • earn paid work experience in a classroom setting (approximately $27 per hour)
    • discover whether the field of education is right for you
    • experience francophone culture and way of life in New Brunswick or Quebec
    • develop new skills and improve your French-speaking skills

    As a language assistant, you will work in a classroom setting with teachers, using games and activities to help students learn and improve English.

    Over 36,500 people have participated in Odyssey since its inception. If you’re interested in seeing whether working in a classroom setting and the field of education is right for you, apply now!


    Where do I start?

    Explore our Odyssey interactive map to view the locations of past and present work placements. Discover what former language assistants loved about their Odyssey experience by clicking on different markers.