High School Abroad France
Experience the French art de vivre! Book you student exchange in France and embrace a new lifestyle: C'est la vie!
Do you want to live and study in France? Nacel helps you to achieve your dream! We offer High school exchange programs in France for a term, a semester or a school year. Do not miss our French course in Paris in August!
Attend a French school and live with a French host family: this is the best way to improve your French skills quickly and efficiently. You may also choose to live in a French boarding school for a few months.
Immerse yourself in the French culture and live an enriching experience with Nacel by participating in our High school exchange to France. Participate in our school year abroad in France.
You are a beginner in French or your level is too limited to attend a French high school? Discover Notre-Dame International High School, your English speaking exchange program in France!
Nacel, your high school study abroad organization to study in France.
Nacel High School Abroad France highlights
Be an exchange student in France!
Your exchange program in France with Nacel: International students are given the opportunity to participate in a student exchange in France and attend a public or private, day or boarding school. You may even attend an English speaking school year abroad in France: discover Notre-Dame International High School, an American school in France.
Option 1: Exchange program in a private boarding school in France
Our Boarding schools in France are located in the finest and most historical cities of the country such as:
- La Seyne sur Mer
Private boarding schools in France are usually managed by Catholic entities but accept students of all faiths. Students remain on campus from Monday to Friday and then during weekends or holidays they are living with welcoming French host families. It is possible for international students to choose which destination they want to go to in order to complete their high school exchange program, however we recommended applying at least 6 months in advance to check availability of a specific French boarding school.
Ask us for help and advice to choose your boarding school in France!
- either study in a High School in Paris Metropolitan area, in a French public or private school as a day schooler, living with a paid host family (very limited availability!) or living at the boarding house of a private boarding school in Paris
- or study at one of the English speaking international schools located in the West of Paris
Meet a new family and attend a high school in France!
What should I expect from my high school exchange program in France?
Based on each individual applicants’ academic performance and language level, the French high school will determine whether the student will be placed in a lower grade than they would normally be in their home country or if in the same level. No grade equivalence is guaranteed by Nacel unfortunately but we do our very best to arrange your placement in the school grade you need thanks to our constant relationships with French school principals. The subjects that will be offered depend on the grade level and stream.
Key subjects during your school year abroad in France are:
- First foreign language (generally English),
- Second foreign language (Spanish or German),
- and Physical education.
Students may attend a non-mandatory intensive French course in Paris before school starts. The intensive course takes place during the last 2 weeks of August at our language center in Paris city center. More information about this Study Abroad French program available upon request.
Highlights of the student exchange in France:
- France welcomes international students from over 20 different countries every year, giving them the opportunity to enjoy everyday French lifestyle in some of the most beautiful cities in the world.
- Host families are carefully selected through an interview process conducted by our Nacel France staff.
- International students go to school just like any other French student, enabling a full immersion into the French culture from the very first day.
- Unlike other exchange programs, with Nacel, a high school graduation is possible as long as the student completes at least 2 years of studies at a high school in France.
- Additional language courses are also offered in order to reinforce your student’s language skills before the school year abroad in France begins.
- Short term High School Integration programs available for 6 and 10 weeks. Placements are arranged all over France.
- You do not speak French or your French level is still too low? Apply for an exchange program in an English speaking school in Paris.
Spending a school year in France is not just about taking a gap year in France: it is a real cultural, academic and life changing experience that will open you a bright future. Come to study in France!
Contact us to get a detailed information about:
- School year abroad in France
- French school system
- French Baccalaureate and high school graduation in France
- Boarding school in France
- Study abroad French programs over the summer or during the school year
- Gap year in France
- School trips in France and Discovery Tours
Thanks to a wide range of study abroad programs in France, we will find the most suitable program for YOU.