Savour the art in the shining capital on the River Seine. See glorious pasts blaze forth at Versailles. Travel south for Roman civilisation and the sparkling blue Med. Ski the Alps. Sense the subtle infusion of language, music and mythology in Brittany brought by 5th-century Celtic invaders. Smell ignominy on the beaches of Normandy and battlefields of Verdun and the Somme.
You'll experience highs & lows, develop a love for a new culture & come to further appreciate your own. Knowing this experience & its challenges are growing you into a stronger human-being makes this so much more than a holiday!
Rhys Schofield - Year to France
Most rewarding part of the exchange experience? Meeting such great people ! Learning French, the culture … and coming home as if we have achieved something.
Chris Jacek – Semester to France
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Next available departures for France
|Length||Departure||Fee||Application deadline||Early Bird deadline||Scholarship deadline|
|Length5 months||DepartureAug 2019||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline29/05/2019||Early Bird deadline31/10/2018||Scholarship deadline31/10/2018|
|Length10 months||DepartureAug 2019||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline29/05/2019||Early Bird deadline31/10/2018||Scholarship deadline31/10/2018|
|Length3 months||DepartureOct 2019||FeeAU $7450||Application deadline11/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length2 months||DepartureNov 2019||FeeAU $6950||Application deadline11/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline10/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline10/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline29/05/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019||Scholarship deadline31/10/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline29/05/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019||Scholarship deadline31/10/2019|
|Length3 months||DepartureOct 2020||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline11/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020|
|Length2 months||DepartureNov 2020||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline11/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2021||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline10/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020||Scholarship deadline31/03/2020|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2021||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline10/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020||Scholarship deadline31/03/2020|
Need more time to complete your student application form?
It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange
If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you! The deadline for Scholarship & Early Bird Discount applications is Sunday 31st March 2019 for our Standard programs departing between October 2019 - March 2020. If you haven't completed your application form yet and need some extra time, you can Apply Online now!
Just fill out the online form, send us your full student exchange application form and pay your $150 deposit by 11.59pm AEDT on Sunday 31st March 2019. You will then have until close of business on Monday 15th April 2019 to send us your full application form. It's that simple and it will save you heaps.
Important Program Information
Please note that
- Students applying for France will need to have a basic knowledge of French to allow easy adaption to school and Host family life. A language course is strongly recommended.
- Some program arrivals include an orientation in Paris at an additional cost.
- Optional Program Extras such as tours and language camps are available at additional cost.
- 2 week Language courses in Angouleme at an additional cost. Please contact our office for further information.
The 2WayExchange Experience involves you in a unique exchange program where students from Australia and New Zealand are ‘matched’, with a student in either France, Canada, Italy or Spain. You choose which country and spend 3 months with each other’s families and attend school. It amounts to twice the experience and at a fraction of the usual cost of a 3 month exchange program. Click here to find out more.
You will be enrolled in a local school - College or Lycee - depending on your age. The school year starts in early September and goes through to the beginning of July.
Students have a fixed subject curriculum until year 10 and, from year 11, have 3 streams of study to choose from. There isn't any school uniform in France, even in private schools and students wear casual clothes to school.
Age and Eligibility
You must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying. Gap year students are eligible and need to depart no more than 3 months after completing their final year. Ideally, students will have studied French for 2 years before departure but there is flexibility with this requirement so please talk to us.
Aussies and Kiwis will travel on a tourist visa for short programs lasting 2 to 3 months.
Students on a long program will need to lodge their application in person and attend a face to face interview at the Consulate in Sydney or Wellington (with a parent if under 18).