French Homestay Programs
German Homestay Programs
Italian Homestay Programs
Portuguese Homestay Programs
Discover our summer immersion programs for High School students!
Live with a welcoming and caring host family abroad for a few weeks and learn the language and culture from inside! The summer homestay immersion programs provide international High School students with an opportunity to become a member of a host family living abroad. During this summer immersion program, the student share the day-to-day life and special activities of a local host family. The program does usually not include language courses or group activities, even if it may be added as an option in some countries.
What should I expect from a language and culture immersion program?
International High School students are welcomed in a family not as a guest but as a real new member of the host family: the participant should therefore not behave as a tourist but as a new child of the family. Students should be prepared to participate in, and to adapt to the family life and to help with various tasks at home. The more the student will try to learn about the local customs, diet and habits, the more rewarding the experience will be! The student participating in a summer Homestay program should be open-minded, mature and curious. He/she will make new friends, become acquainted with a foreign culture from the inside and make significant progress in learning a foreign language due to the constant immersion in the language studied.
Most homestays are living in small town or on the countryside. Very few families living in city centres may welcome exchange students due to the size of their housing.
What will I learn during my summer Homestay program?
This exciting immersion program promotes international understanding. It is an excellent opportunity to learn another language and discover a new culture and way of life.
Language improvement comes from the constant immersion within a family as well as with their friends and relatives. For example during your Spanish homestay in Spain, you will most probably be able to meet a lot of neighbors, including Spanish teenagers: during the summer time, it is usual for Spanish homestays to spend a lot of time out of home and therefore meet with the local community!
This program is generally four weeks long, however some longer or shorter programs can be offered. We encourage you to stay as long as you can: the longer you stay, the more immersed you will be and the quicker you will learn new words, become more communicative, understand people better, express yourself more clearly.
Some options may be added alongside your summer homestay immersion programs:
- Home Schooling: attend some language classes during your English homestay in the USA! This option is also offered in France.
- School Integration (during school time only): for example during your Italian homestay in Italy or your summer immersion in Germany; this is also offered as an option to our homestay in France and in most Latin American countries. Try out our English homestay immersion in Ireland! Meet with international classmates!
- Discovery Paris for French Homestay in France (see program description).
Eligibility : This summer immersion program is dedicated to High School students from 13 to 18 years old. This program is suitable for students who are already quite autonomous and do not ned a structured daily shedule. We recommend our participants to have a sufficient level in the language (1 to 2 years of study is a minimum) in order to be able to communicate, at least basically, with the host family members.
Destination : Live in a German homestay in various regions of Germany, live a French summer immersion and discover Paris, discover our Spanish homestay in Spain or in Latin American countries, discover the Italian homestay's way of life, enjoy an American summer homestay. We have plenty destinations on offer: click on your preferred destinations above!
Accommodation: Host family. Students are hosted in homestays who will provide full board accommodation and laundry.
Specification: Please note that participants cannot choose a specific area in a country for the homestay. Nacel International reserves the possibility to place the student anywhere in the hosting country. The goal of this program is to match a student with a host family, wherever they live, as this is not a touristic program. We try to match interests and hobbies as much as possible!
Dates: Individuals may choose dates all year round, depending on availibility. June/July/August for summer programs or academic year for school integration programs.
Application deadlines: We need to receive application at least 2 months prior departure.
Embark for amazing summer homestay immersion programs!
Check our program information depending on the language you wish to improve!
French: French homestay in France
German: German homestay in Germany
- Spanish homestay in Spain
- Spanish homestay in Chile
- Spanish homestay in Mexico
- Spanish homestay in Argentina
- English homestay in Ireland
- English homestay in the USA
- English homestay in New Zealand
Italian: Italian homestay in Italy
Portuguese: Portuguese homestay in Portugal