MARTINIQUE | French Language Immersion in Fort de France

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

ITINERARY: 

DAY 1: USA – FORT DE FRANCE (Sunday)

  • Fly to Fort de France, Martinique. This island is truly a little bit of France in the French Caribbean Islands. Located in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, Martinique is one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles group.
  • A Forum representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to the school France Langue in Fort de France.
  • Meet your host families and get settled in. While living with a host family, you will find that French is more than just a textbook language. It becomes a living and working language, spoken and written on a daily basis. You will eat French Indies food, meet French people and have an excellent opportunity to practice your French in real life situations.
  • Enjoy your first evening with your host family.

DAY 2: FRENCH CLASSES & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (Monday)

  • Breakfast with your family before going to school.
  • Go to an orientation tour of the school before attending your French classes (2 hours on the first day).
  • All educational materials required during your stay will be provided.
  • Lunch at the school cafeteria (packed lunch).
  • After your classes, you will head out for a nature tour. Martinique is a multi-faceted island that not only has beautiful white sand beaches, but also a totally different type of ecosystem only a few kilometers away: the mangrove. This tropical forest grows in the brackish waters on the Martinique coastline.
  • Through this guided boat tour, you will discover the exceptional flora and fauna that lives in the mangrove. At the end of the excursion, you will stop on a small island, « l’ilet Robinson » for refreshments and snacks.
  • Upon return in Fort de France, join your family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 3: FRENCH CLASSES & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (Tuesday)

  • Breakfast with your family before your morning at school.
  • Attend your French classes. (4 periodes of 45 minutes each)
  • Lunch at the school cafeteria (packed lunch).
  • This afternoon, you will visit a reconstructed 19th century slave’s village.
  • The slavery savannah is a 2 acre property located in Trois Ilets. During the guided tour, you will have the chance to visit some of Martinique’s traditional homes; learn about the history of slavery as well as the culture and traditions of the island.
  • You will also learn about local medicinal plants during the visit of the gardens.
  • Return home to your family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 4: FRENCH CLASSES & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (Wednesday)

  • Breakfast with your family before your morning at school.
  • Lunch at the school cafeteria (packed lunch).
  • This afternoon, you will partake in a local cooking workshop.
  • Learn to Cook the Creole Way and taste delicious dishes! During this creole cooking class, you will learn Martinique’s kitchen customs and local traditional cooking practices. Moreover, this class represents a great way to explore the everyday Martiniquan’s culture.
  • Return home to your family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 5: FRENCH CLASSES & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (Thursday)

  • Breakfast with your family before your morning at school.
  • Attend your French classes. (4 periodes of 45 minutes each)
  • Lunch at the school cafeteria (packed lunch).
  • This afternoon, your guide will take you for a visit of Fort de France,
  • With its historic fort and superb location beneath the towering Pitons du Carbet on the Baie des Flamands, Martinique’s capital—home to about one-quarter of the island’s 400,000 inhabitants—is a truly beautiful place.
  • Accompanied by a local guide, you will learn the keys of Fort de France’s Heritage and History: its architecture, its traditions and great men, its green sites, its symbolic monuments, and its hidden treasures…
  • Return home to your family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 6: FRENCH CLASSES & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES (Friday)

  • Breakfast with your family before your morning at school.
  • Attend your French classes. (4 periodes of 45 minutes each)
  • Lunch at the school cafeteria (packed lunch).
  • Now it’s time to go scuba diving! Divers of all levels are welcome for a unique diving experience. Explore Martinique’s under water beauty and see corals, colorful schools of fish and turtles.
  • Return home to your family for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 7: SATURDAY WITH FAMILY 

  • Spend Saturday with your host family.

DAY 8: DEPART

  • After breakfast say a fond “au revoir” to your French host family.
  • Board your private motor coach and transfer to the Fort de France airport for your flight back to the USA.

 

A bientôt et bon voyage!

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