|AGE||minimum 12 - maximum 18 and 6 months upon arrival|
2 or 3 weeks
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.
Options: If you have a specific group request, WEP can arrange the program in different regions, for example, in Montelimar or La Rochelle.
Participants will stay with a designated homestay family in single or double room (depending on availability) with full board, mostly likely with other program participants if they are from different language background.
Sample Program Agenda
Day 1 Meet & greet, transfer to host family
Day 2 Full day with the host family
Day 3 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: guided tour (Tuileries Garden, Concorde Square)
Day 4 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: visit of Notre Dame Cathedral & St Michel district (Sorbonne and Luxembourg gardens)
Day 5 Full day at Versailles Castle and Gardens & shopping time
Day 6 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: The Eiffel Tower/ Trocadéro Square
Day 7 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: Rivoli Street, famous shopping street with fashionable brands
Day 8 Le Louvre Museum, the largest museum in Paris & stroll in the famous “quartier des Halles” (Pompidou Centre, City Hall)
Day 9 Full day with the host family
Day 10 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: cruise on the Seine (Bateaux Mouches) & Marais district (Bastille Opera, Vosges Square, Victor Hugo House)
Day 11 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: Montmartre district, Sacré-Coeur Basilica & free time
Day 12 Full day at Disneyland theme park
Day 13 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: Orsay Museum, stroll along the St Martin Canal
Day 14 Morning: French lessons; afternoon: Arc de Triomphe & shopping on the Champs-Elysées
Day 15 Departure day
Every Wednesday and every other afternoon are dedicated to activities and cultural excursions in the area. Participants will discover the beautiful Paris and its cultural treasures, such as the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower. They will have the opportunity to wander in the charming Montmartre, admire the Château de Versailles, and have a fun day in the famous local theme park.
Included: language courses as described - transfers - recruitment of and placement with a host family - accommodation and meals as described - activities as described - local program support - administrative fees - various taxes
Not included: round trip transportation - personal expenses - travel insurance - passport & visa fees if needed