French American Exchange
Student Program

Last February Xavier families welcomed a French exchange student into their homes for two weeks. The exchange brought about a new context for our students, in which they had a chance to be ' students with and for others. The experience undoubtedly opened up our Xavier students' horizon, giving them an opportunity to look at the world well beyond the confines of our small valley, and identify with teenagers from a different culture. In turn, some of our students will have an opportunity to travel to France this summer and stay with their French exchange student. The success of this first exchange experience is a true testament to the openness and generosity of our Xavier community. We are so excited to continue with this program in the next years.

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Program Description
We are partnering with the French American Cultural Exchange Program (FACEP) which is sponsored by the French Department of Education, to provide students with a true immersion and cultural exchange experience. It can work two ways, see the details below:

Host-Only Program
  • Host a French Student for two weeks in February
  • Provide Room, Board and Transportation
  • Participate in a Parent Committee
  • No Cost Associated with this program

The French students will be accompanied by their French teacher and will go to school daily with our students and participate in field trips, socials, and excursions.

Back-to-Back Program

  • Host a French Student (February 23, 2019, to March 10, 2019 tentatively) and go to France with the same student in June.
  • Four Week Immersion Program in Fontainebleau, France (June 2, 2019 to June 16, 2019 tentatively) Approximate Cost $2,610
  • Deposit of $250 is due at the time of application and it counts toward the overall cost of the program.

France Only Program

  • Xavier students cannot host but travel to France in June

For more details visit the FACEP website here

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Contact Us

Mrs. Sylvie Cooper
scooper@xavierprep.org
760-601-3900 x 6205

Participation Details

Student Meetings:
Students are required to attend monthly meetings to participate in the program after they apply.

Parent Meetings:
Informational Meeting
Wednesday September 26
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Committees:

  • Social Committee
  • Greeting & Farewell Committee
  • Field Trip/Excursions Committee
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