FRANCE: CLASSIC

Travel and experience life in another country, learn the language and live with a host family on a classic high school student exchange. The classic high school student exchange program provides you with your own unique experience and opportunity to see a little bit of the world.

 

France is available in:

CLASSIC   |   GROUP   |   SUMMER    |   BOARDING 

HOW LONG CAN I STUDY ABROAD?

September / October

Application due:
Extended deadlines for Fall 2024 – enquire now!

January / February

Application due:
August 30th

Please inquire about customized dates.

September–November

Application due:
Extended deadlines for Fall 2024 – Enquire now!

January–March

Application due:
August 30th

September–June

Application due:
Extended deadlines for Fall 2024 – Enquire now!

January–October

Application due:
August 30th

September–October

Application due:
Extended deadlines for Fall 2024 – enquire now!

January–March

Application due:
August 30th

Please inquire about customized dates.

September–January

Application due:
Extended deadlines for Fall 2024 – Enquire now!

January–May

Application due:
August 30th

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: HOMESTAY

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What better way to learn the language and culture than to live with a host family. Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, providing meals in the home as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the country and culture has to offer. Just like families in Canada, host families abroad represent many different compositions, nationalities and live in a variety of different areas from small towns or villages to larger cities. Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all have in common is that they are motivated to be part of the experience and look forward to welcoming you into their home! 

ORIENTATION: 3 DAYS IN PARIS

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3, 5 and 10 month program students will arrive in Paris at the start of your exchange, meet other exchange students, get a crash course in the language and culture, and do a little sightseeing so that you can start your exchange off right! For those looking for a little more time in Paris, or a little more language tutoring – 3, 5 and 10 month students may also opt to participate in a week long language camp, providing additional language immersion and lessons prior to the start of your program!

Short term programs (1 & 2 Months) may opt to purchase the orientation program to start off in Paris, or alternatively you will receive a local orientation.

A local orientation will be provided to all students by the local coordinator in your host community. The local orientation will help you to get to know the host community, your local support system and provide you with a crash course in important cultural norms, so you can adjust to school and host family life!

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FRENCH

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Two years of French language study is required. Those students who do not have prior language experience must participate in a 1week language camp hosted in Paris. The language camp takes place the week before your official program start date.

SCHOOL LIFE: LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Attend a local public school (private school option may be presented if available).

Common courses: French, Math, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Phys Ed, Foreign Language (English, German, Spanish or Italian) and optional classes include Economics or a second foreign language.
Average hours per week: 25 hours of class per week.
Fun fact: Most schools have Wednesday afternoons off!

France at a Glance

Population Population

66,627,602

Capital City Capital City

Paris

Known For Known For

Eiffel Tower, Fashion, Baguettes & Fromage, Cafes

Currency Currency

Euro

Language Language

French

Say Hello Say Hello

Bonjour

Program Fees

(2024/25 School Year)

$4,600

(Pricing excludes orientation)

(2024/25 School Year)

$12,495

(2024/25 School Year)

$6,800
(Pricing excludes orientation)

Language Camp Add-On for 10, 5, and 3 month programs (2024/25 School Year)

$1400

(2024/25 School Year)

$7,350

(2024/25 School Year)

$9,895

Find more information on what's included in the program fee, additional fees, payment schedule and cancellation policy, visit our Program Info page here 

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