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 January or beginning of March
Accommodation Boarding School and Volunteer host family
Language French

Be a Boarder Student in a French High School in Brittany or Normandy!


Your School

810 France High School Boarding

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 culture.

2. Authentic Normandy: Rouen

Your school: Pensionnat Jean Baptiste de la Salle is a prestigious 17th century French high school located in Rouen historic city centre. Famous politicians (such as former French President François Hollande) attended the school. The boarding school is renovated and offers comfortable shared bedrooms (from 2 to 4 students). The students also have access to a music room and a sport hall. Exchange students timetable can be adapted to their needs, depending on their school stream and language skills. The city of Rouen: with nearly 500,000 people, Rouen is the capital of Normandy. It shelters a rich medieval heritage. The city echoes with popular people (William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc…). It is a pleasant and lively city for students.

The City of Rennes

RennesRennes is a charming and bustling city of French Brittany (north western France). It houses over 210,000 inhabitants and boasts lots of tourist attractions. It is 2 hours from Paris capital city by train

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 Lycée Ste Geneviève / St Martin from Monday to Friday. These include French, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education and a Foreign Language (English, German, Spanish or Italian). 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

Accommodation & Meals

During the week (from Monday to Friday), the participant is a board - er (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner are included). During the weekends and school holidays, the participant will be hosted by a French family. They will share the family’s everyday life.

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: boarding school enrollment • 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


                                            Rennes        Rouen
Academic year (Sep-June)   - $11,900            $15,100
Academic semester              - $9,400             $11,500
Term (12 weeks)                 - $6,999                ----
Paris orientation                  - $599                 $599


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