There is so much more to France than just the magnificent city of Paris. Most host families live in small towns or villages, and each region of France looks and feels different. You will have a chance to become immersed in the world-famous culture, from food and architecture to philosophy and painting. The beautiful countryside stretches from the Atlantic to the Alps and from the English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea.
A semester or year in France with AFS offers enough time to truly explore the richness of French culture. Improve your French language skills while living with a host family and attending a local high school.
Get ready for a demanding academic experience in France. The quality of education is very high; the French “lycee” (high school) will probably deliver a heavier school load than you are used to. A typical school day in France goes from 8:15am – 5:00pm, but don’t worry, Wednesdays are usually only half-day, and if your school offers class on Saturday, it will only be a half day as well.