Individual French Host Family Immersion for High School Students

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Live with a volunteer family in the French Alps this summer. All our families have teen children. You will speak only French - guaranteed!

Spend 2 to 6 weeks in the beautiful Alpine town of Gap. We will choose a family most suited to you and your interests, and with a teen of a similar age. You will speak only French from start to finish, and will be completely integrated into French family life and culture.

This is the best way to improve your French. Our families live in and around the town of Gap, giving you a unique and authentic Alpine experience! Our families are carefully chosen, and are all volunteers, eager to host and to forge a connection with a student from the US.

There is also the opportunity to enhance your stay by taking one to one French lessons or taking part in sports. This is a very flexible program - you choose the dates and length of stay.

During your stay you will have regular contact with our amazing local Host Family Coordinators who are on call 24/7.

Highlights
  • Volunteer host families all genuinely interested in hosting and sharing their French culture with you
  • All families have teens of a similar age and with similar interests. All families are carefully chosen. You will speak ONLY French - guaranteed!
  • You choose the dates and length of stay - 2 to 6 weeks in the summer
  • Gap is a non tourist location - ensuring you will have a unique and authentic French experience!
  • Scholarships available!

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Judy
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Amazing experience for my 15 year old daughter

My daughter had an extremely successful immersion experience last summer for 2.5 weeks in a small village outside of Gap. Growing up in California, but with a French father, she speaks and understands French, but not fluently. The program overall and her host family, in particular, really provided the opportunity for her to improve her French and get a deeper sense for the culture. They welcomed her warmly into their home and organized outings to local towns and activities. Initially, the adjustment was a bit overwhelming for my daughter (jet lag, new people, constant French, etc), but the local team, Roseline and Geraldine, were amazing in their response and care they provided for her. As a parent, I felt very comfortable that my daughter was in good and caring hands and they connected with her to relieve her stress. Once she got a good night's sleep, she was fully engaged with the family and enjoyed every minute. In fact, when she returned home, after "hello", her comment was "I wish I was back in France".

Yes, I recommend this program

About Edu-Culture Immersion

Edu-Culture Immersion is a Study Abroad organization specializing in programs for US high school students. We offer language programs in France, Spain and Costa Rica, and also offer programs in the US for European students.

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