Location: France / Brittany Region
Dates: September – July
Age Range: 11 – 18 years old

This is a wonderful opportunity for participants to experience what school life is like in France, while furthering French language skills and gaining an unforgettable life experience.

Participants are enrolled into a local French school and are integrated in a class with French students of the same age. They follow both compulsory and optional subjects depending on age.

For participants choosing the host family option they will be staying with a family located close to the school. They may or may not go to the same school as the children living in the host family as this will be dependent on the availability of each school.

​Host families are caring families, all with children, but not necessarily of the same gender or age as the participant.

The school year in France runs from early September to early July.

There are 3 holiday periods:

  • La Toussaint: 2 weeks around end October
  • Christmas: 2 weeks
  • Hiver: 2 weeks around mid-February
  • Easter: 2 weeks around mid-April

Secondary aged students attend the college between 11 and 15 years old before progressing onto the Lycée from 15-18 years old.

Programme Price

€12,600 Year

What's Included

  • School fees and materials
  • Lunch at school
  • Full board and all plans organised by the host family.
  • Visits and regular support from local programme co-ordinator
  • 24/7 support from Island Abroad during school year.
  • If the participant decides to stay in France for Autumn and spring breaks then this is included OR the airport transfers instead.

Not Included

  • Flight tickets
  • Airport transfers September, December and June (€200.00 return)
  • Pocket money
  • Extra-curricular activities or clubs and airport transfers (Christmas and Easter)

Additional Notes

  1. Deadline for registration must be received 5 months prior to start date.
  2. A Uniform is not normally a requirement.
  3. Participants would be expected to return home for Christmas and Easter breaks but are welcome to stay with their host families during the half term breaks.
  4. Arrival airports: Nantes/Rennes
  5. Arrivals & departures: Saturdays or Sundays ideally from 10.00h-17.00h

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