DIRECT EXCHANGE
travel to France this summer in full immersion for highscool age students
host a French exchange student in Orange County
One of Oui-Connect's most popular programs! The American student, ages 15-17, and family will host a French or Italian high school student of the same age and gender for 2-3 weeks. The American student will then go to France or Italy with the student and live with their family for 2-3 weeks. Total program lasts 4-6 weeks anytime from June to August. 


The reciprocal exchange helps with facing the challenges of this adventure as participants go through the same cultural exchange and language barriers.​ Both participants create a special bond in the process as they relate to one another's experience. The friendships formed are strong and durable, which is key in learning a new language.


There is also a significant financial advantage due to the reciprocity of the exchange.


The participants are matched according to age, gender, and interests. The application form includes a letter from the participant, a detailed profile with pictures, and a recommendation letter (from a school or someone outside the family such as a teacher, a coach etc.). All these elements contribute to a perfect match.

direct exchange program oui connect go abroad and host a french exchange student
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Both hosting families will provide the same conditions for their exchange student.​​
 

  • While in full immersion, the exchange student will be provided room & board & will be considered a full member of the family. 


  • The participants agree to full immersion & actively participate in the life of their host family (i.e. help with small tasks & chores, be curious & talkative, go with the flow of daily life, etc.).


  • The exchange students fully accept the authority of their host parents & agree to respect the house rules of the host family.


  • Host Families and exchange students all agree to speak only English while in the USA & only French/Italian while abroad.

what is included
Full Room and Board.

Travel Insurance.

Selection and preparation for participating families and students.

Airport departue and arrival assistance.

Bilingual local coordinator available 24/7.

24 hour emergency contact. 

Administration fees.
what is NOT included
Round-trip airfare.

Personal expenses i.e. pocket money, souvenirs, recreational activites, extra treats,  etc. (we recommend about $200 per week.)

Cancelation insurance.  
dates & pricing
Program starting dates are flexible between June 15th and July 20th.

$1,099 + Airfare 



*Applications MUST be received by
April 30th, 2019 for the summer Direct Exchange Program.*
Download Participant
​Application
I am a highschool student and I want to go to France for the summer in full immersion
IMPORTANT:


Finding a match is contingent on our Foreign Partner and family availability. It is important for all of our participants to have an amazing experience.


Oui-Connect cannot guarantee a match will be found and therefore, participants are not subject to any fees until the match has been confirmed. If there are any cancellations on behalf of the French partner, a full refund will be provided.
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