Summer Immersion in France with a host family

Enjoy a homestay immersion experience this summer with a French host family. You'll travel with a bilingual chaperone and end the program with a 3-day tour of Paris followed by an overnight in Iceland on the return home.

Due to global uncertainty regarding COVID-19, we are no longer accepting new applications for programs abroad

Welcome to France! Spend your summer immersed in the beauty of French language and culture while living with a host family through our Summer French Immersion 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! On this program, you will also have the chance to meet French teens. They might be part of your host family, or your hosts might introduce you to teens in their extended family or circle of neighbors and friends.

Trip Details


Host family immersion


Group airfare from PDX. You will fly with a bilingual chaperone who will check in with you during your stay.

Paris Tour

End your stay in France with a visit to the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, and all the cobbled streets in between.

Overnight in Iceland

On the return flight home, you'll spend the night in Iceland and have the opportunity to visit the hot springs.


July 6 to 28, 2020



Deadline to apply

January 31, 2020

Eligible for Scholarship?

Yes. Find out more about the ANDEO Summer Abroad Scholarship.


Round-trip airfare from Portland International Airport. If you live outside of the Portland area, we welcome you to meet the group in Portland before departure.

A bilingual chaperone who will travel with you and check in with you while in France.

A homestay with a local host family who is looking forward to including you in their day-to-day life. You will get the most out of an immersion program if you are engaged, curious, and open to all the family activities.

Opportunities to meet local teens, either in your home or in the extended family or neighborhood, who are eager to spend time with you and share cultures.

Support from the local coordinator who will be available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your homestay experience.

Orientation materials with information about France and practical advice on how to get ready for your cross-cultural adventure.

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

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance with a $0 deductible.

Local transport to and from the airport with your host family or a local coordinator.

3-day tour of Paris

Overnight and hot spring tour in Iceland


Age: 14-17

Language: 2 years by time of travel

Teacher Recommendation: Yes

If you have a strong desire to put your language skills into action, and feel ready to dive into a different lifestyle and culture, then this program is for you! You won’t spend a lot of time with other American students, and you should not expect to do a lot of traveling, but you will get an unforgettable glimpse into life as a French teen.

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.