Summer Abroad in Paris with Homestay, French Classes, and Cultural Activities

Paris! Need we say more? This French immersion and culture program will take you to Paris, the City of Lights, where you will be surrounded by the beautiful French language and all the art, culture, and history of this beautiful city. Your homestay will be with a host family in a lovely suburb, so you will get to experience the everyday life of Parisians, too.

2017 Dates and Prices

Program Dates:
June 25th to July 9th. You have the option of adding on a one or two-week immersion experience with a French family in another region of France.

Price
2 weeks: $3,150 (excludes airfare)
+ one week of Homestay Immersion: $3,750
+ two weeks of Homestay Immersion: $4,250

Application deadline
May 1st, 2017

*We reserve the right to adjust program prices if there is a major change in the currency exchange rate. In this event, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund. Please note that we need a minimum of 10 participants for this program. In case this minimum is not reached, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund.

For a full immersion experience, check out our total immersion program with a French family

Language Classes

Gain confidence communicating in French through small-group language classes! From Monday to Thursday, you will practice speaking, listening comprehension, and grammar for three hours in the mornings. The topics are chosen to prepare you for your afternoon activities. Fridays are reserved for full-day excursions.

Cultural Activities and Excursions

In the afternoons, you will dive into the rich cultural life of Paris and explore the city's unique arrondissements. The activities will introduce you to the history of the city, the diverse art scene, and the famous Parisian chic. Fridays are reserved for full-day excursions, for example to Versailles.

The Homestay

A homestay with a local family is the best way to gain insights into the everyday life and culture of France. Host families come in all shapes and sizes, for example parents with children (from baby to adult), "empty nesters," single parents, grandparents, or single individuals. Your host family will provide breakfast and dinner during the week and all meals on weekends. Lunch with the group on weekdays is included in the program price. Most students stay with families in a suburb or Paris (Montmorency or nearby).

Sample Schedule

Week One
Sunday: arrive Paris
Monday: Tour Eiffel
Tuesday: Notre Dame and Le Marais
Wednesday: Quartier Latin and Saint Germain
Thursday: Musée du Louvre
Friday: Versailles
Weekend: free time with host family

Week Two
Monday: Beaubourg and Les Halles
Tuesday: Musée d'Orsay
Wednesday: Champs Elysées and La Défense
Thursday: Maison de la Radio
Friday: Les Catacombes
Saturday: return home or transfer to a host family in a different region of France

Homestay Study Programs Include:

Fun, interactive language classes that will change your idea of "summer school" forever. You will learn in small groups with teens from around the world. The language classes will help you build your communication skills, understand the local culture, and become comfortable in real-life language situations. The classes usually take place every weekday morning (afternoons in Costa Rica) for three to four hours. On some days, you might venture out of the classroom to try out your language skills at a local market or in interviews with native speakers.

Exciting cultural activities and excursions that invite you to dive into the local culture. Depending on the location, the cultural activities may include cooking or dancing lessons, visits to nearby small villages or famous sights, nature hikes, or sports on the beach. In some places, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with a community service project. Click on the name of the country of your choice below to get more details.

Homestays that offer you a window into the local culture as well as additional chances to practice your language skills.

Local support by the local school staff and homestay coordinator who are available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your summer abroad.

Orientation materials that include practical information about your host country and help you prepare for your adventure abroad.

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparations, and during your stay abroad.

Comprehensive medical travel insurance

Prerequisites

Age: 14-17

Language: 1 year (2 for the program in Paris)

Teacher Recommendation: Yes

You should be interested in other cultures and ready to participate in all classes, cultural activities, excursions, and your host family's everyday life. Being flexible about new experiences, foods, and ways of communicating is important, as well as having the maturity to travel independently and adapt to new situations.

All ANDEO homestay study programs include:

Fun, interactive language classes that will change your idea of "summer school" forever. You will learn in small groups with teens from around the world. The language classes will help you build your communication skills, understand the local culture, and become comfortable in real-life language situations. The classes usually take place every weekday morning (afternoons in Costa Rica) for three to four hours. On some days, you might venture out of the classroom to try out your language skills at a local market or in interviews with native speakers.

Exciting cultural activities and excursions that invite you to dive into the local culture. Depending on the location, the cultural activities may include cooking or dancing lessons, visits to nearby small villages or famous sights, nature hikes, or sports on the beach. In some places, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with a community service project. Click on the name of the country of your choice below to get more details.

Homestays that offer you a window into the local culture as well as additional chances to practice your language skills.

Local support by the local school staff and homestay coordinator who are available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your summer abroad.

Orientation materials that include practical information about your host country and help you prepare for your adventure abroad.

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparations, and during your stay abroad.

Comprehensive medical travel insurance

 

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