Summer Homestay Immersion in France

Welcome to France! Spend your summer immersed in the beauty of French language and culture while living with a host family through our Summer French Immersion Program! Start your day with a delicious café au lait, discover your French hometown with your new friends, and develop a nice French accent through animated conversations with hosts! On this program, you will also have the chance to meet French teens. They might be part of your host family, or your hosts might introduce you to teens in their extended family or circle of neighbors and friends.

2017 Dates and Prices

Group Program
Dates: June 27 to July 18, 2017 (3 weeks)
Price: $3750 (airfare from PDX included)
Application deadline: Deadline extended until Feb 26th

Includes homestay placement with a host family, meals, airfare to and from Portland International Airport, overnight orientation prior to departure, chaperone, ongoing support, ground transportation, comprehensive medical and accident insurance. This program is likely to fill. We recommend that you apply early! 

Group Leader: Nina Sarroub-Boyd, French teacher at Summit High School

Informational Meeting: Wednesday, February 1st, in the Library of Summit High School (attending the informational meeting is not a requirement to participate in the trip)

Individual Program
Dates: Choose your summer dates and stay for 2 to 7 weeks! (Airfare not included)
Price: 2 to 3 weeks: $2,400; 4 to 5 weeks: $3,000; 6 to 7 weeks: $3,600 (you'll likely get a chance to experience living with 2 different host families)
Application deadline: April 15, 2017

Includes homestay placement with a host family, meals, orientation materials, ongoing support, ground transportation, comprehensive medical and accident insurance. 

*We reserve the right to adjust program prices if there is a major change in the currency exchange rate. In this case, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund.

Also check out our 2-week Paris program with a homestay, French classes, and cultural activites. 

Program Structure

You can choose your own dates and stay for two to seven weeks. Once you step off the plane in France, you will be met by a local program representative and escorted to your host family. For the next weeks, you will eat, sleep, and play like the French do. Enjoy experiencing French culture from an insider's perspective! Because students and families are matched based on shared interests and not on location, you may be staying anywhere in the country. Throughout your stay, you will have the support of the local coordinator.

Prerequisites

We recommend this homestay immersion program for students who have studied French for at least three years, really want to use and improve their language skills, and feel ready to dive in to a different lifestyle and culture. You won’t spend a lot of time with other American students, and you should not expect to do a lot of traveling. If you would prefer a program that offers language classes and organized group activities, take a look at our homestay study program in Paris!

All ANDEO homestay immersion programs include:

A homestay with a local host family who is looking forward to including you in their day-to-day life. You will get the most out of an immersion program if you are engaged, curious, and open to all the family activities.

Opportunities to meet local teens, either in your home or in the extended family or neighborhood, who are eager to spend time with you and and share cultures.

Support from the local coordinator who will be available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your homestay experience

Orientation materials with information about your host country and practical advice on how to get ready for your cross-cultural adventure

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

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance

Student Feedback

“I loved the program and my host family. ANDEO was very well organized, and I felt assured of all the details of my trip. And I enjoyed the feeling that I was improving rapidly in French!”

~Marie~

 

I've become more self-confident and brave. I'm still in touch with my French family and miss them. My French is also greatly improved, and I will never forget my stay in Bordeaux, France. Read Judith's full interview about the Program

~Judith~ 

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