Exchange in Versailles

France | 13 days / 11 nights
Paris - Versailles

DAY 1: USA | FRANCE

  • Fly overnight to Paris.

DAY 2: PARIS

  • Bienvenue en France! A Forum Representative will greet you at the airport and help you transfer by private bus to your partner school.
  • Upon arrival, meet your exchange partners and start your exchange program. While living with a host family, you’ll discover that French is more than just a textbook language as you fully immerse into the daily life of your family and school community. You will attend school with your exchange partner, apply your language skills in real-life situations, and experience life as a true local!
  • Dinner and evening with your host family.

DAY 3: EXCHANGE PROGRAM

  • After breakfast at home, attend school with your exchange partner. Afternoon activities may be organized at the school during your visit (to be confirmed with your partner school).
  • Enjoy dinner and the evening with your host family.
Paris - Eiffel Tower Day

DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO PARIS

  • After breakfast at home, meet your group and take the RER train to Paris.
  • On arrival, meet your Forum Tour Manager and take a tour of the Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest art museum. Its famous collection of art and antiquities includes the Mona Lisa and 35,000 other works on display in 300 rooms!
  • Enjoy lunch with your group at a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, head to the Parc du Champ-de-Mars and admire the view from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower (subject to availability).
  • Back on the ground, board a glass-topped Bateau Mouche (riverboat) and enjoy a late afternoon cruise on the Seine River.
  • Then, say goodbye to your Tour Manager and take the RER train back to Versailles for dinner and night accommodation with your host families.

DAYS 5 – 7: EXCHANGE PROGRAM

  • After breakfast, attend school with your exchange partner. Afternoon activities and workshops may be organized at the school during your visit (to be confirmed with your partner school).
  • Dinner and evening with your host family.
Paris - Luxembourg Palace

DAYS 8 – 9: WEEKEND WITH HOST FAMILY

  • Spend the weekend with your exchange partner and host family.

DAY 10: EXCHANGE PROGRAM

  • After breakfast, attend school with your exchange partner.
  • Afternoon activities and workshops may be organized at the school during your visit (to be confirmed with your partner school).
  • Dinner and evening with your host family.

DAY 11: : DAY TRIP TO PARIS

  • In the morning, meet your Forum Tour Manager and take the RER train into Paris.
  • See the iconic Cathédrale Notre-Dame on the Île de la Cité. 
  • Later, spend some time discovering the famous Quartier Latin and the Jardin du Luxembourg.
  • Enjoy lunch with your group at a local restaurant.
  • Afterwards, head to the highest point in the city, Montmartre and participate in a neighborhood scavenger hunt with prizes for the winning team. 
Montmartre neighborhood in Paris
  • Then, say goodbye to your Tour Manager and take the RER train back to Versailles for dinner and night accommodation with your host family.

DAYS 12: EXCHANGE PROGRAM

  • After breakfast, attend school with your exchange partner.
  • Afternoon activities and workshops may be organized at the school during your visit (to be confirmed with your partner school).
  • Dinner and evening with your host family.

DAY 13: DEPART

  • Today, say a fond “Au revoir!” to your exchange partner and host family, then transfer by private bus to the airport for your return flight home.

  A bientôt et bon voyage!

What our teachers are saying

Kimberly R, Teacher from Newport Beach, CA, French Exchange

This was a wonderful trip. It was a pleasure to experience France through the eyes of our hosts. I highly recommend this trip to other students/schools.

Evelynn D, Teacher from Evanston, IL, French Exchange

This was the BEST TRIP EVER! We had a wonderful time. Forum has been extremely helpful, especially after our previous exchange program disintegrated – very attentive to our needs.