1 academic year 1 academic semester 1 term (12 weeks) short term (4 to 8 weeks)
year, semester or term : end of August, beginning of September or beginning of January short term : from end of August/beginning of September to April
volunteer host family
OPTIONAL : Paris orientation upon arrival (4 days) :
culture introduction, excursions.
OPTIONAL : Short trips during the program
Disneyland, Carnival, Camargue region.
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 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.
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 "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. School day - 8.30am to 4.00pm or later - Wednesday afternoon free - Saturday classes may be allocated
Accommodation Participants are staying 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 was their own.
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, repatria- tion and third party liability
Financial Terms 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
Quotation on request for small group bookings of students from the same school or region, wishing to be placed in the same region in France (stays from 4 to 6 weeks).
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