A high school experience in France
Studying abroad with CEA’s high school program in France will give you a chance to live and study in a French school and live as a local French teenager. Does Bordeaux vineyards, Eiffel tower, the Louvre, walk along Champs Elyse, cruise down the Seine river, croissants, macaroons, baguette, vineyards, wine and cheese make you think I want to live in France? An cultural experience in France in the beautiful Bordeaux district is fun, exciting heaps to do and also the best way to become more familiar with French language and live the French way of life. Visit beautiful old towns and villages, castles, vineyard that are simply like a fairy tale village or experience the typical French city life and amazing food. Good knowledge of French is no longer merely a sign of good education but a lifestyle.
VIVE La FRANCE here is so much to see and do with possibly a short trip to Paris with your host family you can visit Notre Dame, say hello to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, walk Ponte Neuf, take a great cruise down the canals and visit History just like in the text books and your history classes. Or why not take a walk down Champs Elyse, have a coffee and continue to Arc de Triumph. take lots of photos, Go up the Eiffel tower and have a French picnic lunch baguettes, croissants, local fruit and cheese, that’s the life. History lesson without the classroom. Or maybe a day trip to Versailles with host family and walk back in history where the treaty was signed.
The French are very proud of their country, their culture and their stories and says its the “Grande Nation” . They are relaxed and enjoy life. The art of cooking and fashion are two “export slogans” this is where many famous fashion designs and chefs are born in the whole world. Prepare yourself for French culture. Learn how they live, dress and cultural differences. Preparations is the key to successful experience.
“Joyeux Noël “ Merry Christmas High school cultural exchange in FRANCE on our 6 weeks program. Study abroad in a local high school in FRANCE is very popular. Enjoy all the French delights, croissants, macaroons, chocolate soufflé, nutella crepes as you sit around the fire with your host family and share stories together. Departure December and return January. This a popular program best to book early so you can also receive FREE FRENCH** lessons before you go. Departures for longer programs to FRANCE during the year are also available.
School Life in France In the French school system there is in two stages, ages 15 to 17 is preparation in the Lycée and the first part of the Baccalaureate. 18 is the second part of the Baccalaureate The French school system is more formal and structured then you are use to a French school day is quite long, and you have tasks at home and expect to do your homework. The school day starts at about 9 clock and ends 5pm. In between there is one hour lunch break. Wednesday afternoon is often free. Important you prepare yourself before you go abroad. French is the spoken language in France and best if you should know some French or take some classes before you leave. Students are expected to be respectful to teachers to such a point that behaviour is evaluated along with academic performance Most people speak English in France, but they prefer French, so this will help if you wish to go as mentioned on the shorter programs
- Sports and Activities There a great variety of sport in France. Join the local soccer team, this is usually watched by all the country. Handball, football, rugby union, cycling, basketball. In winter enjoy skiing or snowboarding. You will be able to join local teams. Tour de France is very popular and it takes place each July for three grueling weeks.
Host family life in France. Host families are very nice. Host families are carefully chosen by our host family coordinator in France who personally interviews all the families. All families are police and screened and police checked prior to student placements. Host families will show you all the great sightseeing hot spots and really include you in the family. Enjoy lovely home cooking an experience some of the delicious French cuisine. Many of our host families are near the famous Bordeaux areas of France. Live with a great family and you will really get the opportunity to perfect French .immersion in family life, culture, language and school. Also enjoy the delicious delights of some home cooked French cuisine. Do you like the sound of Nutella crepes, Le Cordon Bleu, crème Brulee you are in for a treat. Learn some of your host mums secret recipes to take home.
Sightseeing, weekends, sports, leisure time and fun.
There is so much to see and do with a short trip to Paris you can visit Notre Dame, say hello to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, walk Ponte Neuf, visit Disneyland in Paris, take a great cruise down the canals and visit History. Or why not take a walk down Champs Elyse, have a coffee and continue to Arc de Triumph. take lots of photos, Go up the Eiffel tower, or go French and have picnic lunch baguettes, croissants, local fruit and cheese, that’s the life. History lesson without the classroom. Take a trip to beautiful Versailles and walk back in history where the treaty was signed. Hire a bike and ride through the grounds where Marie Antoinette often entertained during her rein .
IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 14 AND 18 YEARS OLD YOU CAN
CHOOSE TO STUDY IN MANY COUNTRIES.AND YOU WILL HAVE
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES AND MEMORIES FOR LIFE !
"CEA" HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM