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Experience “la vie en rose” by living with a host family and attending a local school for a whole school year in France.

This program targets students between 15 and 18 years old who are keen to experience life as a French teenager for a whole school year by living with a host family and fully immersing into French culture. The student will share the daily life of his/her host family, will go to a local school and will have many occasions to learn about the local life in host community. The program starts with a national arrival orientation and ends with a national return orientation, both in Paris. In between, the students will be invited to attend local orientations and events organized by local volunteers. Additionally, he/she will have the opportunity to meet with other AFSers hosted in the same local chapter.

Eligibility Requirements

Applications are open for participants who are currently attending the third grade of secondary school or the first or second grade in high school (born approximately in 2003-06 and will be in high school in the 2021-22 academic year). Applicants must complete the pre-application form, which is in English, by January 31, 2021, and then participate in a selection video call or home visit in February (full details will be provided to applicants).

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Language Instruction
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations