Exchange in Paris

France | 13 days / 11 nights
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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: PARIS

  • After breakfast at home, meet your Fourm Tour Manager and take the RER train into Paris.
  • Start your day with 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.
  • Back on the ground, board a glass-topped Bateau Mouche (riverboat) and enjoy a late afternoon cruise on the Seine River.
  • Return to your host families for dinner.

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.
  • Dinner and evening with your host family.

DAY 11: 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.
  • In the afternoon, head to the highest point in the city, Montmartre for a scavenger hunt with prizes for the winning team! 
  • Return by train to your host family for dinner.
Montmartre neighborhood in Paris

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.

What our teachers are saying

Phyllis F, Teacher from Woodbridge, VA, French Exchange

We have been working with Forum on this exchange with a high school in Paris since 2009 and each trip has been a success!  We’ve tried to find the right balance between the time the students spend with the family and in school with their exchange partners and the time they spend exploring Paris.

Kathryn O., Teacher from Benicia, CA, French Exchange

Thank you for a wonderful experience Forum!! We are grateful for making this exchange possible and partnering schools across the globe. Giving students authentic cultural homestays is a gift of a lifetime.