Age and language requirements : 15 - 18 and minimum 2 years
of high school French or equivalent
Spring school and homestay in france
for teachers and their class
Individual students may apply - see below
This experience is originally conceived for teachers who are eager to offer their students a genuine cultural experience: sharing the life of a French student for two weeks and discover the French schooling system.
Teachers willing to undertake this very unique experience are provided with full documentation on the French schooling system to prepare their experience with their students. During the stay, students are given a diary that they have to use at school in order to observe the French schooling system with a sharp eye and benefit from attending class.
This experience is offered by our team of English teachers in France, who are so proud to help their American colleagues in their endeavors. During the stay, they are in permanent contact with the teachers, the students and their host families. Some complementary local excursions can be offered if required, as well as a visit of Paris at the end of the stay. When a teacher wishes a specific area, we will do our best to meet his/her expectations.
Independent students may participate if they wish. Like the independent homestay program, this 2 weeks experience during Spring break in France is recommended for mature students who are experienced in travel, can make connecting domestic flights without assistance, and are comfortable without chaperone supervision while in France. Of course they are met upon arrival in Paris
Independent students have the same access to our support network during their stay abroad. An English-speaking representative will be their local contact. Escorts abroad will meet them upon arrival and departure, and will accompany them all the way to their host family and back to Paris at the end of your homestay.
Host families in France volunteer to host American exchange students because they are interested in learning about our culture and language. Since Terre des Langues has coordinators throughout the country, independent students may be placed in any part of France. Participants will improve their language skills and experience a rich, traditional culture, while enjoying the daily life of a French family.
Dates vary according to the region. Please contact us or check the following website: www.education.gouv.fr
Ground transportation in France is to be added and may vary depending on the area - ex: Nantes, Dijon, Angers €100 - Bayonne, Marseille 180€ (TGV).
Optional visit of Paris : 2 days 2 nights, 330€ - 3 days, 3 nights : 430€ including all expenses such as transportation, entrance fees (Eiffel Tower, Museums, Bateaux Mouche etc.) all meals and accommodation in an excellent downtown 2 stars hotel.