WEP International Programs

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 AGE : 
  min. 19 years old

  4 to 12 weeks

  all year round


Available in France and Italy, the “Language Buddy” program offers the opportunity for participants to become a conversation friend to a local family while sharing their everyday life. They may speak to one or several family members in order to help them improve their language skills through conversation. The participant may also have to assist them with their homework. The amount of time dedicated to conversations should be 15 hours/week.

The program is open to English, German or Spanish speakers. Other languages depend on specific demand. 

French Language Lessons
Do you wish to brush up your French with additionnal French lessons in a language school in Paris or Lyon ? WEP can organize it ! Contact us if you are interested.

Accommodation & meals
Participants stay with a volunteer host family who provides them with full board and a single room in exchange of their conversations with a family member. 

Terms of participation
- Be min. 19 years old
- Have English/German/Spanish as mother tongue (other languages on demand)
- Have a good knowledge of French for communication
- Be a graduate or currently enrolled in Higher Education / University
- Be a student in an education-related field
- Relevant experience is a plus
- Be a European citizen or able to get a visa “waiver” that allows a stay in France for 12 weeks
- Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial terms
Included : host family search, screening and placement process - accommodation and meals as described - local assistance - administrative fees - various taxes
Not included : transfer - return transportation - local transportion - personal expenses - travel insurance - passport & visa fees


“My experience has been all that I could have asked for. I was blessed to be placed with a host family who is so welcoming and friendly. I get on very well with everyone and I am heart sore to be leaving so soon… I feel that my level of French is improving and that I am understanding much more now than when I first arrived! The family is also more confident in expressing themselves in English. With regards to the children, I find it far more useful to introduce them into the English language with light hearted games such as ‘eye spy’ and ‘hang-man’ and these have proven to be great fun! “ 
Grant (South Africa) / PARTICIPANT