Total Immersion

Total immersion is a tried-and-tested way to make progress in a foreign language, developing both fluency and confidence. It’s a unique opportunity to discover the French culture and way of life while living in a host family and sharing their daily life. Host families usually host one student at the time. If this is not the case, you will be the only native speaker of your first language in your homestay, meaning you will be practising the language 24/7!

Flexibility and communication are keys! Students should be sociable, mature, open-minded and willing to adapt to a different of way of life. We recommend that students have a fair knowledge of French (2 to 3 years of studies) to help them interact with the host family. Students who don’t feel confident enough in the language can choose to take our French tuition option during their stay.

Destinations

Our stays take place in attractive locations.

PLease select 2 destinations in order of preference at the time of booking

  • Occitania: Toulouse, Castres, Montpellier, Nîmes
  • Aquitaine: Bordeaux, Arcachon Bay, Bayonne, La Rochelle
  • Britanny – Pays de la Loire – Normandy : Rennes, Saint-Malo, Vannes, Nantes, Rouen, Caen
  • Auvergne Rhône Alpes: Lyon, Valence, Montélimar, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Grand-Est: Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Nancy, Metz, Reims

Optional activities & French tuition

Surfing and sailing take place at accreditated schools. No minimum level of surfing or sailing required.

  • Surfing: 5 surfing sessions per week – Available in Arcachon bay
  • Sailing: 5 sailing sessions per week – Available in Saint-Malo
  • French tuition: 10 hours or 15 hours of private French tuition per week – Available in Arcachon bay and Saint-Malo

The host families are carefully screened and interviewed by our local partner organisation. Participants are welcome as if they were a member of their host family and shares his everyday life and activities.

The homestay is full board, and the participants are given a single or twin room depending on the family. In case of a twin room, they will share it with a child of the host family (or another exchange student of a different nationality)

Aside from their usual activities, families organize 1 activity or local visit per week with their host

In all locations there is an on-site coordinator responsible for the well-being of the students. This person is available to both students and families at all times.

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures : Saturday

Transfer

Transfer is included from/to the closest airport or train station to your host family’s place of residence.

The arrival airport/train station information will provided to you at time of placement.


Dates & Prices 2021

Dates 2021

Stays take place in July and August from Sunday to Saturday.

Other periods of time are possible depending on the French holiday calendar. Please contact us for more information.

Session length: 2 to 4 weeks

We recommend you book your programme at least 4 weeks prior to your desired starting date.

Prices 2021

All taxes and booking fees included

WPCS 42.0.1

Price
DurationTotal immersion
2 weeks 1.260
3 weeks 1.650
4 weeks 1.920
Options
Extra night 50

Prices include:

  • Full board accommodation in a host family (3 meals a day)
  • 1 activity or local visit per week with the host family
  • 24/7 assistance from our local representative
  • Return transfers from designated closest airport/railway station

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from the destination
  • Optional insurances
  • Visa fees if applicable