Homestay and High School in France

Live an enriching experience in France by participating in a school exchange in France for a few weeks

This Homestay and High School in France program will allow you to be an exchange student for a short period of time during the school year. Live with a host family and discover the country's school system.

Homestay immersion in France - visiting Paris
  • study abroad France
  • age from 14 to 18 years old
  • Language French
  • dates September to May
  • length 2 to 10 weeks
  • price from 1440 EUR

Live with a welcoming French host family, and go to a local French High school through our homestay and High School integration program in France! 

This is a non-credited program that will allow pupils to live a firsthand living experience in France, of the duration of 2 to 10 weeks. Even though this is a cultural program, students will assist at a local school, and participate during class assessments, in order to enrich their French knowledge. This is a great introductory program for those interested in completing a full academic year at a later stage.    

Highlights of the program: 

  •     The aim of this program is to discover the French school system, and to experience social integration with French teenagers. The student is exempt from doing homework and taking examinations, and it is generally not possible to transfer credits to the home school.
  •     Students are placed with warm and welcoming volunteer French families, who are looking for an intercultural experience.
  •     Students have a 24/7 emergency phone number. 
  •     Arrival is in Paris, but the student will travel to the final destination with a Chaperone.


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    Pupils are placed with a volunteer French host Family on a full broad basis. This means that all the meals are included during their stay.  

    French host families volunteer to host a student, which means that they are not paid to provide room and board. They are generally really enthusiastic and offer a warm welcome to the student. They are also eager to share their way of life with the student, and will want to know all about life back home. 

    French host families welcome their exchange student for several weeks, in the hope that the experience will lead to a lasting friendship. They look forward to share not only their language, but also their everyday life with someone eager to participate. Students must be flexible, as they can be sent anywhere in France

    The new family member is expected to take part in the daily activities of his or her host family. Integration into the family is the ultimate goal of the homestay experience. However, host families are not required to organize activities, visits or excursions. The participant comes with his/her own spending money to cover the cost of activities.


    * Price in Euros per participant. 

    Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

    Price includes

    • Administration fees
    • Host family accommodation with full board (including school lunches)
    • Host school placement and tuition fees if any, school transportation
    • Airport pick-up and transfer to the host family (on arrival and departure)
    • 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 organized by the family or others
    • Extra language courses, specific subject fees, school material
    • Personal expenses and pocket money
    • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance

    Even though this mini High School program is a cultural one, students are required to have a minimum of one year of studies in French, as well as being between 13 to 18 years of age at the time of the arrival. 

    Participants must show that they are mature enough to participate in the French homestay and school immersion in France, that requires:

  • Interest in learning about the French culture and French language
  • Deep desire to integrate with a different family and share actively their everyday life
  • Enthusiasm for improving language communication skills
  • Willingness to make new friends
  • An open and flexible attitude during the French homestay in France

  • Testimonials

    "Thomas enjoyed his stay in France and his French standard seems to have improved significantly as a result. The family with whom he stayed was friendly and hospitable and made an effort to ensure that he visited interesting places and experienced aspects of French culture. The accommodation they provided was comfortable and the food was good. We were particularly pleased that the family ate together every evening and Thomas was able to take part in their conversation and family time at the dinner table.
    We are glad that we put Thomas into the programme and would recommend it to other parents of children wishing to improve their ability in a foreign language."

    Thomas (17)

    "Dear Nacel! How are you? I’m fine! Time ran so fast and I leave France tomorrow! I’ve learned so much during my stay here in France, either in Brittany or in the Pyrénées. Everything was fine. Thank you for caring on me during this time! Au revoir!"

    Akané (16)
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