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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

Accepted for a school year in France are students born from 2 December 2004 to 2 March 2008.

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