Age min.15 max. 18 years old upon arrival
1 academic year
1 academic semester
1 term (12 weeks)
short term (4-8 weeks)
Arrival Year, semester or term:
end of August, beginning of September or beginning of January
Short term:
from en of August / beginning of September to April
Accommodation Volunteer host family
Language French

The Country

An exchange program to France is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that has in fluenced the western world for hundreds of years. The French are very proud of their contributions to art, literature, philosophy, architecture, food, wine, sports and film. From the Alps near the Italian and Swiss borders to the forest-covered Vosges Mountains in the northeast, the Pyrénées along the Spanish border and the beaches on the Mediterranean, France offers breathtaking scenery

500 WEP FR High School

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 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. The school year runs from September to June

Paris orientation upon arrival (4 days)
culture introduction, experience. OPTIONAL


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




Terms of Participation

  • Be min. 14 and max. 18 upon arrival
  • Have good academic results
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of French lessons
  • Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial Terms

Included: school enrolment • host family screening and placement process • accommodation and meals as described • transfer on arrival • 24 hours emergency support • coordinator assistance & progress reports • mandatory orientation • administrative costs
Not included: return transportation • local transportation • school books • personal expenses • travel insurance • passport and visa fee • optional Paris orientation
Academic year (Sep-June) - $8,100 
Academic year (Jan-Dec) - $8,600 
Academic semester - $7,500 
Term (12 weeks) - $6.400 
Short term (5 to 8 weeks) - $4,800
Short term (4 weeks) - $3,700
Paris orientation - $599

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