OPTIONAL : Paris orientation upon arrival (4 days) :
culture introduction, excursions.
OPTIONAL : Short trips during the program
Disneyland, Carnival, Camargue region..
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 and wine, sports and film. From the Alps near the Italian and Swiss borders to the forest covered Vosges Mountains in the northeast, the Pyrenees along the Spanish border and the beaches on the Mediterranean, France offers breathtaking scenery.
TAKE YOUR PICK :
1. SOUTHERN FRANCE (Provence or Mediterranean Region)
Your students feel like coming to France on a high school program but choosing the region is essential to them. This program is cut out for them : WEP guarantees to place them in sunny Provence area or picturesque Mediterranean region !
2. URBAN AREA
Your students are highly motivated for a high school program in France but they are not comfortable with possibly being placed in a rural area with limited public transport. WEP guarantees to place them in an urban environment (over 50,000 inhabitants) !
3. SPECIAL REQUEST
Your students would like to make a special request (region choice, specific sport, specific subjects or catholic school). WEP is happy to guarantee this option ! (if catholic school, tuition fees are included)
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 "lycee" from Monday to Friday. These include French, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language (English or German)... and optional classes include Economics or a second Foreign Language. The school year runs from September to June.
- 8.30am to 4.00pm or later
- Wednesday afternoon free
- Saturday classes may be allocated
Participants will live with a French family. Like family members they will share the family’s everyday life, participate in activities and adapt to the family rules as if it were their own. In France, high school students buy lunch at the school cafeteria, cost related to lunch should be covered by the students pocket money.
Terms of participation
- be min. 14 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
Included: host family search, screening and placement process - accommodation as described - school registration - transfer on arrival - 24 hours emergency support - coordinator assistance & progress reports - mandatory orientation - WEP support to obtain the permit of stay - administrative costs.
Not included: return transportation - local transportation - school costs - lunch if taken at school - personal expenses - travel insurance - passport & visa fee - optional Paris orientation