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 a breathtaking scenery and a rich culture.

Click on the programs listed below to see what interests you the most:

List of Outbound Programs to France:

Group Volunteering
Create your own group and Restore a medieval village! Nestled in an amazingly beautiful area, in south-eastern France at the top of a hill, surrounded by forests of oaks and chestnuts, various tasks are being carried out to rebuild the site, whilst respecting the traditional construction techniques. The volunteer project consists in the restoration of dry-stone buildings, under the supervision of the local worksite team. You work mainly in the morning, you can take a rest in the afternoon, enjoy swimming in the local river, go hiking along the local footpaths… You start work again from 5 to...
Eco Volunteering
Live an eco friendly experience with a team of volunteers, discovering the rich French fauna and flora. Projects deal with different aspects of environmental protection so as to safeguard biodiversity. They focus on caring for endangered or injured species, especially wild birds, building gates/fences in natural reserves, restoring natural sites, making people aware of the importance of eco-friendliness. Working as a volunteer is a fulfilling commitment, taking part in teamwork, promoting a cause and enriching your experience with new knowledge. The work can be physically demanding and...
Group Language & Culture
Learn French and discover a fascinating culture with your own group! Depending on the program made to order on your request, participants will attend morning classes of French language and culture, and will take part in afternoon activities and excursions. We are happy to offer tailor-made programs, feel free to contact us and we will work out an estimate for your group!
High School - Classic
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. These include French, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language (English, German, Spanish or Italian)... and optional classes include Economics or a second Foreign Language.
High School - Plus
High School Program with a twist - you get to Choose Your Area - 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 designed for them: WEP guarantees to place them in sunny Provence area or picturesque Mediterranean region or Urban Area - for the 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...
High School - Boarding / Rennes - Rouen
1. Picturesque Brittany: Rennes Saint Geneviève/Saint Martin High School is located in central Rennes. The school offers excellent teaching from junior high school to higher education. The school is a boarding school and provides accommodation on a full board basis (from Monday to Friday). They offer comfortable bedrooms and study rooms. Sport activities are arranged and supervised by school leaders on Wednesday afternoons. Exchange students also attend extra French classes to help them immerse themselves into the language and...
Volunteer Language Teacher Assistant
The program enables an English, Spanish or German native speaker to get a teaching experience in a French primary or secondary school. The language teacher assistant may be asked to fulfill various tasks such as helping students develop confidence in speaking and understanding, taking part in class alongside the teacher, providing personal tutoring for students, organising conversation-based activities.
Language Buddy
Available in France and Italy, the "Language Buddy" program offers the opportunity for participants to become a 'conversation' friend in 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 per week. It is also possible to spend one month with families in two different locations of the country. The program is open to English, German or...
Family Stay
The France Family Stay program is the perfect opportunity to learn French through total immersion in the French culture. Participants stay with a host family that will consider them as an active family member. Unless participants choose the "Culture Option," no particular activities are planned. This option is available for students under 18 years old, and consists of a day and a half of cultural excursions each week. The goal of this program is not to follow a French language course, but to learn the language through living the everyday life of a French family. An authentic insight into the...
Paris Orientation/Paris Language Course
WEP offers an optional “Paris orientation and tour” on arrival. It is a 4-day stay prior to the official program start date. During this orientation, exchange students are given useful information and advice about the high school programme. A exciting programme of visits and activities is arranged so as to give them an insight into Paris highlights (the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Orsay Museum, Versailles Castle, shopping on the Champs Elysées)!
If college level students or graduates are looking for an internship in France, WEP can find a potential employer and set up the terms. An internship (usually unpaid) should match the candidate's educational level with the professional experience in the field related to their studies. Participants will develop their professional and French language skills, while they gain an insight into the French work culture.
Summer Language & Culture
Learn French with a group of international students in the area of Paris! During the first two weeks, participants attend morning classes with an experienced teacher from Monday to Friday, and take part in activities and sightseeing in the afternoon. Every Wednesday is dedicated to a cultural day trip. During the third week (optional) participants will have an opportunity to experience the life of a French family by themselves.
Work experience in Hospitality
This program offers participants the opportunity of work experience in the France hospitality field. As interns, they may work at the reception desk, in the restaurant or the bar (maximum of 40 hours per week). In exchange for their work, the hotel provides participants with accommodation and full board. Participants will have 2 days off per week.
Experience the life of family on a French farm! Discover the everyday life of a farming community, while improving your French language skills! As active family members, program participants will learn to do some farm work, like fruitpicking (apples, strawberries, etc), animals care, selling farm produce on the markets, etc. In exchange for accommodations and and meals, participants will work an average of 25 hours per week. The participants' program goal is to experience the farm lifestyle in the middle of a French countryside, compare to the one in his/her own home country, or learn...
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