Academic year in high school in France
Academic year in France, semester or trimester program
The academic year in France is both a challenge and an exceptional opportunity for the student to benefit from an extremely rich experience.
An education abroad is a stay during which a student integrates a school for a period of 2 to 10 months while sharing the life of a family which will welcome him during his schooling. It constitutes a continuous development, touching the knowledge, the observation, the understanding and the adaptation. Schooling abroad does not have, in theory, equivalence. Therefore, in the majority of cases, the student will resume his schooling where he left.
How is the academic year in France going?
The school in France, the academic calendar, the host family, the activities, the travel, transfers or the follow-up of the stay: get all the necessary information in this page
Which program does SILC offer?
Classic or all-included academic year in France programmes from 2 to 10 months, high school integration, boarding school, let’s discover the different possibilities to come and study in France ↓
5 good reasons to spend an academic year in France
Perfect mastery of the language
thanks to the immersion at school, with the host family, friends and during leisure time
Immersion in the French culture
different way of life, new family, educational methods
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in preparing their future. An education abroad is undeniably an asset for the professional life
Students have to learn to build a new social life, adapt to new rhythms and overcome difficulties
Meet and exchange
In a world dominated by virtual relations, our programs are based on exchange and personal enrichment
When to go?
There is no age determined because each student is different. According to its objectives, the school results and the maturity of the student, the choice of this year of transition will prevail. Generally, the parents favor the end of the school, the beginning of the high school or the end of the high school. An academic year in France benefit to their children in their high school life; indeed at this stage, young people have achieved a certain autonomy and a sufficient level of language to apprehend this experience. It is the age when one can integrate a foreign language to the point of making it his second language; and adaptation in a new environment is still quite easy.
Usually, SILC welcome students between 14 and 18 years old, but every profile can be studied.
- Students with strong potential, with a mature maturity and whose curiosity and thirst for knowledge is not satisfied in their school system.
- Precocious students. These young people sometimes lack maturity, which creates a gap with other students. After schooling abroad, they come back more mature, with a behavior more in adequacy with the pupils of their class.
- Student who have a clear idea of their orientation, who wish to give themselves the means to succeed in their higher studies. The importance of a good level of French, a result at DELF / DALF or any other language exam to access the target school curriculum is their main motivation.
- Student who need to break with their daily lives, who are experiencing difficult personal experiences or who have conflicting relationships with those around them. Schooling abroad is a way for them to escape to live something else. Some may also be destabilized by the educational system of their country that is not convenient for them. They will find in another school system, a totally different, more rewarding educational approach that will correspond to them more.
Why an academic year in France?
France is the world’s 6th largest country in terms of economy and the 1st visited country of the world with over 79 million foreign tourists a year. It is also one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, and the Latin Union.
France is a small world with a luxurious patrimony and its large variety of relief, land, climate and seas. All over the country, France is represented by many preserved counties and cities which claim their traditions and their patrimony through history, architecture, cuisine and art.
Today French is spoken around the world by 128 million people as a native language, and by about 280 million people as a second or third language, with significant speakers in 54 countries. It is an official language in 33 countries; it is also an official language for all the United Nations agencies and for a large number of international organizations including Olympic Games, Red Cross International, all European institutions and many other international organizations.
Every year, around 960 000 people start to learn French on 120 million that already learn French over the world, through the widest cultural institution in the world for French. More than 780 universities in France propose to welcome foreign students and help them to continue their graduation in France.
French high-schools propose high academic standards with a wide range of subjects that will open you many opportunities in France and other countries.
From OECD, the French education system is one of the most successful in the world, and that in certain fields it remains a world leader.
SILC will help to register to the French BACCALAUREATE introduced by Napoleon in 1806.