Summer Homestay Immersion in France

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.

2018 Dates and Prices

Individual Immersion Program

Dates: Choose your summer dates between June 15 and July 27 and stay for 2 to 6 weeks!

2 to 3 weeks: $2,550*
4 to 5 weeks: $3,200* (you'll likely get a chance to experience living with two different host families)
6 weeks: $3,800* (you will split your stay between two welcoming host families)
Airfare not included.

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2018

Includes an individual host family placement, meals, pre-departure orientation materials, ground transportation, ongoing support, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance.

Group Immersion Program

Dates: July 11-July 31
Price: $3,750* (Airfare from PDX included)
Deadline to apply: January 30, 2018

Don't want to travel alone? Want to experience Paris? Fly between Portland International Airport and France with a chaperone-led group! This program includes everything the individual program includes, plus airfare, an overnight orientation prior to departure, and three days of sightseeing in Paris with the group and chaperone. This program is likely to fill. We recommend that you apply early! 

Group Leader: Anne-Marie Reid, French teacher at Grant and Cleveland. Read her bio! 

Download a PDF with more information

*We reserve the right to adjust program prices if there is a major change in the currency exchange rate. In this case, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund.

For a homestay with French language classes and cultural activities, check out our Homestay Study program in Tours, France




Program Structure

You can choose your own dates and stay for two to seven weeks. Once you step off the plane in France, you will be met by a local program representative and escorted to your host family. For the next weeks, you will eat, sleep, and play like the French do. Enjoy experiencing French culture from an insider's perspective! Because students and families are matched based on shared interests and not on location, you may be staying anywhere in the country. Throughout your stay, you will have the support of the local coordinator.


We recommend this homestay immersion program for students who have studied French for at least three years, really want to use and improve their language skills, and feel ready to dive in to a different lifestyle and culture. You won’t spend a lot of time with other American students, and you should not expect to do a lot of traveling. If you would prefer a program that offers language classes and organized group activities, take a look at our homestay study program in Paris!

All ANDEO homestay immersion programs include:

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 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 your host country 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

Student Feedback

“I loved the program and my host family. ANDEO was very well organized, and I felt assured of all the details of my trip. And I enjoyed the feeling that I was improving rapidly in French!”



I've become more self-confident and brave. I'm still in touch with my French family and miss them. My French is also greatly improved, and I will never forget my stay in Bordeaux, France. Read Judith's full interview about the Program