Loire Valley Boarding Schools

Travel to this highly touristic French region and immerse yourself in the hearth of the country. Become an exchange student in France in the Loire Valley!

Attend a French private boarding school in Nantes or Angers and live with a local host family during your weekends and holidays. 

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  • study abroad Angers or Nantes France
  • age from 14 or 15 to 18 years old
  • Language French
  • dates September to June
  • length Term, Semester, Academic year
  • price from 6040 EUR

Study at a French boarding school in the Loire Valley

Your Exchange Program at Loire Valley boarding schools with Nacel International:
We place international students in 3 French boarding schools of the Loire Valley:

  • one school in Angers
  • two different schools in Nantes

    Angers is a city of around 270 000 inhabitants. The town is located 90 minutes from Paris by train. This is the capital of tapestry, with its embroidery and many museums. It is also a horticultural centre with an international reputation.

    Nantes is also a city of around 300 000 inhabitants located in the North West of France. This city is one oft the largest in France and offers many leisure activities and shows during the year.
    Both cities are located in the Loire Valley, close the wonderful castles.

    Exchange students live at the boarding quarters of the schools from Monday to Friday and with a nice French host family during weekends and school holidays. 

    Enjoy your stay in a French boarding school in the Loire Valley!

    What should you expect of a private boarding school?

    French secondary education is divided into two schools:

    • the “collège” for the first four years directly following primary school (Grades 6-9)
    • the “lycée” for the next three years.

    Completion of secondary studies leads to the “baccalauréat”. The school’s director makes the decision regarding grade and placement level for international students, taking into account the school’s organization, the student’s transcripts and their French level. All students attend general classes such as French, History, Foreign Language (usually English, then German or Spanish), Sports, etc..

    Private boarding schools in France only offer 5-day boarding option. Exchange students are hosted in host families for weekends and holidays.
    There is a strong community spirit in these schools and students are involved in many international projects. Discover our schools!

    Study abroad in France

    • Size of the school: between 500 and 1400 students.
    • Boarding quarters (single or double rooms, private bathroom and toilet)
    • Extra-curricular: Conferences, Theatre/Drama, Sports, TV room, piano, etc.
    • Angers School Plus: Outstanding academic results; private gymnasium, extra French courses, dedicated school counselor for international students.
    • Nantes School Plus: various options on offer such as Japanese, Music, Literature, Arts, Dance, Drama, Choir, Field Hockey, courses of French as a Foreign Language.

    Graduation from a boarding school in France is only possible after at least two years of study (Grade 11 and 12).

     Rather looking for an exchange program in France in host families? Or a program in a different location? Look at our page dedicated to student exchange in France

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    In a French boarding school, exchange students live at the boarding quarters with their school friends during the week (Monday to Friday), with full board, and with a host family on weekends and during the school holidays, with full board.


    Please request further information through the contact form.


    Loire Valley boarding schools in Angers and Nantes, France

    *Price in EUR per participant.

    Not included Application fees (65 euros)

    Price includes

    • Administration fees
    • School registration and fees (including school lunches)
    • Boarding school on weekdays and host family accommodation with full board on weekends, bank holidays and half term holidays
    • Support, assistance and 24-hour emergency phone number during the whole program

    Price does not include

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance (luggage loss, flight delay etc.)
    • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
    • Extra activities such as sports, excursions, etc. organized by the school or others, extra language courses
    • Domestic transfer on departure day
    • Personal expenses and pocket money

    Mandatory fees to be added

    • Meet&Greet + Orientation: 340 EUR
    • Supervised transfer on arrival to school/host family: 100 EUR (Angers: 150 EUR)
    • Insurance: 450 EUR
    • School Books: Nantes (BDC) 120 EUR, (Perverie and St Benoit) 0 EUR
    • School transportation: Angers/Nantes (BDC): Term 100 EUR - Semester 150 EUR- Year 200 EUR; Nantes (Perverie): Year 200 EUR
    Apply at least 5 months before arrival.

    Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted in Loire Valley boarding schools.
    A minimum of two years of French study and good academic results are required to study in France.

    If you speak no or very little French, we advise you to consider a French international school in Paris area: Notre-Dame International High School. Inquire now: https://www.ndihs.com 


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