summer in Tours, France

Enjoy a program with French classes and cultural activities in the beautiful city of Tours in the Loire Valley. Choose your dates between June 16 and July 7 and stay 2 to 3 weeks.

Come spend the summer where the French royalty did - in the Loire Valley! Experience French culture while living with a host family and taking French classes at a local language school through our Summer French Homestay Study Program. Start your day with a delicious café au lait, discover your French hometown with your new friends, and develop a nice French accent through animated conversations with hosts!

Trip Details

Type

Homestay with French classes and cultural activities.

Travel

Independent travel. You will be met at the airport in France.

Prices

2 weeks: $3,300*

3 weeks: $4,200*

*Airfare not included.

Dates

Choose your dates between June 16 and July 7 and stay for 2 to 3 weeks! Open to applicants age 16+.

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2019

Includes

Fun, interactive language classes that will change your idea of "summer school" forever. You will learn in small groups with teens from around the world. The language classes will help you build your communication skills, understand the local culture, and become comfortable in real-life language situations. The classes usually take place every weekday morning for three to four hours. On some days, you might venture out of the classroom to try out your language skills at a local market or in interviews with native speakers.

Exciting cultural activities and excursions that invite you to dive into the local culture. Activities might include visiting the region's chateaux (castles), zip-lining in a nearby nature park, a walking tour of the city, visiting an art museum, or learning about French cheese!

Homestays that offer you a window into the local culture as well as additional chances to practice your language skills. All meals included.

Local support by the local school staff and homestay coordinator who are available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your summer abroad.

Ground transportation to and from your arrival airport (Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport).

Orientation materials that include practical information about your host country and help you prepare for your adventure abroad.

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparations, and during your stay abroad.

Comprehensive medical travel insurance.


PREREQUISITES

  • Have completed at least 1 year of high school French by the end of the 2018/19 school year.
  • Be older than 16 by the time you travel.
  • Be curious about what daily life is like in another country, be ready to push yourself, and be motivated to put your French skills to the test! You should be ready to participate in all classes, cultural activities, excursions, and your host family's everyday life. Be flexible about new experiences, foods, and ways of communicating is important, as well as having the maturity to travel independently and adapt to new situations.

Why Travel with ANDEO?

We love homestays! We have specialized in homestay travel since 1981. We truly believe that the best way to experience another culture and improve your language skills is by sharing everyday life with a welcoming host family.

We have first-hand experience traveling and living with host families. Our staff members have all lived with host families abroad and understand the joys and challenges of homestays. We are ready to support you in your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff members have personally visited each of our partner schools and organizations, and we work directly with these partners to coordinate each program.

You will never be a number. Our programs are small and our service is personal. Even though we have worked with thousands of students, we are proud of the personalized service and strong support we give our participants (and their parents, too!).

Established in 1981, our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship through homestays and educational programs.