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Total immersion is a tried-and-tested way to make progress in a foreign language, developing both fluency and confidence and exploring the culture, customs and history underpinning the language. As you make progress, you will share experiences with your host family and discover their way of life. Our partner guarantees that you will be the only native speaker of your first language in your homestay, meaning you have absolutely no opportunity to revert back into your native language.
Flexibility and communication are key! In addition to that, students should be sociable, open-minded, responsive and very willing to share their lives and ideas with a new family. It is essential tht you adapt to a new culture while you are there, as you will be completely immersed within a foreign culture and language constantly. To get the most out of your stay, we also recommend that students have at least 2 to 3 years' experience of studying French.
The host families are carefully screened and interviewed by our local partner organisation. Participants are welcome as if they were a member of their host family and shares his everyday life and activities.
The homestay is full board, and the participants are given a single or double room. In case of a double room, they will share it with either another exchange student of a different nationality or a child of the host family itself.
Aside from their usual activities, families organize 1 activity or excursion every week with their host.
In all locations there are on-site coordinators responsible for the well-being of the students. This person is available to both students and families, day and night.
A lot of diffrent destinations are on offer.
You can choose 2 destinations by order of preference at the time of booking.
Occitania: Toulouse, Castres, Montpellier, Nîmes
Aquitaine: Bordeaux/Arcachon, Bayonne, La Rochelle
Britanny - Pays de la Loire - Normandy : Rennes, Saint-Malo, Vannes, Nantes, Rouen, Caen
Auvergne Rhône Alpes: Lyon, Valence, Montélimar, Clermont-Ferrand
Language stays take place in July and August from Sunday to Saturday.
Other periods of time are possible depending on the French holiday calendar. Please contact us for more information.
Session length: 2 to 4 weeks.
We would like to advise that this programme is extremely popular during the summer months (July-August). To secure a placement, students should enrol at least 4 weeks prior to departure.
Prices do not include:
Departures : Saturday
Transfer is included from/to the closest airport or train station to your host family's place of residence.
We will convey this information to you when we have the host family's details.
EU residents do not normally need a Visa to enter France.
Citizens of other countries, such as the USA, Brazil, Japan, Korea, etc, can stay in France without a Visa for up to 3 months. If you intend to stay for longer than 3 months, you will need to apply for a Student Visa (type D) before arriving.
Students coming from such countries must acquaint themselves with the visa application procedures involved at their local French Embassy or Consulate, or consult the following link: French Visas
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions.