Ireland France Student Exchange
TWO WAY EXCHANGE:
A two way exchange is often called a real exchange. It is a reciprocal exchange between two selected host families. The Irish student travels to France and lives for a set number of weeks with their French exchange partner. They live and speak with the exchange family as a member of the family. The French student comes to Ireland to stay with the Irish family for the same number of weeks and learns English and participates in the daily life of their exchange family. Families are matched as far as possible by age, interests and availability to travel and host.
Dates: Dates are flexible during school holidays. There is some availability during school year depending on age of the French student. Many French students aged 16 have exams during the year and cannot take time out to exchange during the year.
School holidays, either summer, Halloween or Easter make great times for this age group of French students to visit Ireland, or May/ June for those who are moving from junior school to senior school.
Length of exchange: Many French students are happy with an exchange of 2-4 weeks
Prices : Prices for two way exchanges start at €700 for exchanges up to 4 weeks long. €900 for up to 8 weeks.
All exchange families must be Garda vetted. We are registered to process your vetting documentation. We send you details of Garda vetting process , you must complete these forms in a timely manner. A Vetting fee of €25/person to be vetted is charged by the vetting agency, to process the vetting. This fee is not part of the exchange fee and is payable by you, the exchange family. It is not part of the application fee and cannot be refunded once a request for vetting has been submitted.
Our two way exchanges between Ireland and France provide excellent opportunities for Irish Students to develop and improve their confidence in speaking a foreign language. French is one of the most popular European languages for Irish high school students.
Experiencing a new culture and country first-hand opens the door to host of new experiences, expanding your comfort zone, which in turn can do wonders for your confidence. Learning and communicating in the language of a foreign country while living there is without doubt the best way of learning simply because you never stop learning.
Everywhere you turn you’re faced with opportunities to hear, read, and use the French language. Basically, your entire environment becomes your classroom. This is an ideal opportunity for second level and TY students to experience life with a French host family, to study abroad, to go to high school in France, to travel and improve your language skills by total immersion.