WEP International Programs

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High School Program in France
High School Classic

  • Age: min.12 max. 18 years old upon arrival
  • Duration: 1 academic year, 1 academic semester, term (12 weeks), short term (4 to 8 weeks)
  • Arrival:
    year, semester or term : end of August or beginning of January
    short term : from end of August / beginning of September to April
  • Accommodation: host family (volunteer or compensated)
  • Language: French

The Country

An exchange program to France is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that has influenced the western world for hundreds of years. The French are very proud of their contributions to art, literature, philosophy, architecture, food, wine, sports and cinema. From the picturesque Brittany and Normandy coastline to the Pyrenees along the spanish border and the beaches of the Mediterranean sea, France offers breathtaking scenery.

School Life

The French educational system is one of the most thorough in the world. Expectations are high towards the students. Participants will attend classes at a local lycée from Monday to Friday. French students attend mandatory classes (French, History-Geography, foreign languages, sport...) and also take optional subjects such as arts, maths, biology... The school year runs from September to June.

School Day :
  • 8.30am to 5.00pm or later 
  • Wednesday afternoon free 
  • Saturday classes may be allocated


Participants will live with a French family. They will share the family’s everyday life, participate in activities and adapt to the family rules as a family member. In France, high school students buy lunch at the school cafeteria, cost related to lunch should be covered by the students pocket money.

Paris Orientation

  • Uppon arrival
  • 4 days
  • Culture introduction & sightseeing
  • Optional

Short Trips

  • Organized during the program
  • Disneyland, ski camp, city trips...
  • Optional

Short Trips in France
Terms of participation

• Be min. 12 and max. 18 upon arrival 
• Have good academic results 
• Have a minimum of 1 year of French lessons 
• Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial Terms

Included :
  • host family search, screening and placement process
  • accommodation as described 
  • school registration 
  • local transfer on arrival from the nearest airport/train station to the host family as specified by WEP 
  • 24 hours emergency support 
  • coordinator assistance & progress reports 
  • local mandatory orientation 
  • WEP support to obtain the permit of stay
  • administrative costs.

Not included :
  • return transportation 
  • local transportation 
  • school costs 
  • lunch during school days 
  • personal expenses 
  • travel insurance 
  • passport & visa fee 
  • optional Paris orientation 
  • optional French online course.

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