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Famous for its food, fashion, art, history and culture, France is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, boasting such attractions as the Louvre, Eiffel Towel, Versailles and the Cannes film festival. As a member of the European Union, France uses the common currency of the Euro, and enjoys virtually borderless relations with its neighbors. The stereotype of French snobbishness is undeserved, as the French warmly embrace friendship and conversation with visitors. Be prepared for political discussions, but don't be afraid to share your point of view, as honesty and forwardness are highly valued in French society.

Soccer is a nationwide obsession, and France is the birthplace of many of the world's finest players. France's transportation system is unparalleled, featuring metros in most major cities and nationwide high-speed rail links, making travel a breeze. From the excitement of Paris to the relaxing French Riviera, get ready to enjoy one of the world's highest qualities of life!

Academic Programs Include

Semester, year-long, and short-term (1-3 month) programs are available. The school year in France is September to June. Our French host families live throughout the country. Two years of previous French language study is required. Students may participate in a variety of after-school activities such as sports and music. Private school and/or tutoring are also available.

Program Costs

Length Cost (in USDs)
1-3 Month $3,000-4,200
Semester $9,100
Academic Year $13,800


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