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Student Exchange Programme

Would you like to improve your French and get a genuine experience of the French way of life?


Would you like to spend some time with a French family in France and welcome a French student in return?


If so, we offer a personalised Student Exchange Service for the duration of your choice.



Our Service:

We will put you in contact with a French family which has been selected by our long standing partners in France.


All families participating in this programme have been met in their homes and deemed to be suitable to welcome an exchange student.


Early application is strongly recommended as places are limited.

Price : 400 euros


* Travel and insurance costs not included.



We ask for a Deposit of 150 euros, which will begin the process of selecting a family  matching your requirements and dates. This Deposit is only refunded if we do not find a matching family. It is not refunded in case of change of mind.




- Adam, 14, living next to Paris, in Marly Le Roi, in a lovely house. He's looking for an exchange of 2 weeks this Summer 2022. Likes Volley-ball, Football, Tennis, Surf, Ski, video games and board games.





Rachael and Juliette:

"Rachael was made very welcome by Juliette's parents in France. They made every effort so that she enjoyed her stay in France. She got a tour of Paris. She was up in the Eiffel tower and the Arc de Triumph. She saw the Notre Dame and other famous landmarks in Paris. She also got to spend a number of days in Ile d’Yeu off the west coast near Bordeaux. She was also at Guédelon Castle where they are building a castle with the similar methods that were used in medieval times.

Juliette’s mother was really good to Rachael during her time there and was really friendly and went all out to make Rachael’s stay enjoyable.

Rachael definitely improved her language skills in France.

We would like to thank you for all your assistance."















Carolyn and Charline

L'échange entre Carolyn et Charline s'est très bien passé, nous avons eu plaisir à recevoir Carie qui s'est très bien intégrée dans la famille et Charline a été reçue comme une princesse en Irlande, les parents ont été au petits soins pour elle et lui ont fait découvrir des endroits superbes. Une belle expérience, les filles restent en contact et vont se revoir.
Merci a vous."








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