You can choose to study in France for as little as six weeks or as long as one academic year. Our short placements are highly flexible – you can choose the length of the programme and the time of departure (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
Our annual six-week exchange programme begins in late November/early December. You will enjoy approximately ten days of school vacation time over Christmas and New Year – providing a special experience with your French host family over this time. If enough students participate in the six-week exchange, it will conclude with a three-day tour of Paris. Gap year students are welcome to apply for all placements but must be no older than 18 years on departure.
Placements may be anywhere in France, but are most often in small towns around the north-west and southern regions of the country. Students will most likely be placed in lowly-populated suburbs and rural areas, although they may be placed in cities. On the map below you can see where some of our past students have been placed. All of our host families are carefully vetted. We conduct home interviews, inspections, and police checks to ensure our students are placed in a secure and supportive environment.