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i e i v n L r F an c e High school and gap year programs to France

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About AFX

Summer Programs

Reciprocal Program 3 One Way Program 2

Long Term Programs

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One Way Program Private Boarding School

Gap Year Programs 7 Study Fashion in Paris 8 Host a French Student 9 AFX and the Alliance Franรงaise 6

ab o ut AFX Student Exchange is a family run organisation based in Australia and France specialising in cultural and student exchange programs between France and Australia for High School students and beyond. For 12 years now, AFX has developed a wide range of programs and by participating in one of them you will improve your French language skills, meet new friends and experience the French way of life.


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AFX truly understands what is required to make your program a beneficial, unique and unforgettable experience. Every member of our team is French or Australian, speaks both languages, has an unmatched level of understanding and experience in Australia and France, having lived in both of these countries, as well as having taken part in exchanges and the hosting of international students. Our attention to detail means our programs are of the highest quality.

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We take great care and pride in ensuring a personalised experience for your exchange program, carefully matching you with your correspondent and host family. Beginning with our face-to-face interview, every student is assisted through each step of the application process, right up until your return home, ensuring a safe and beneficial experience. Since our small beginnings organising student exchanges only for family and friends, AFX has grown, carefully adding new programs for both high-school -1-

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and post-high school students. AFX also works with a number of Australian schools, planning and organising cultural tours and exchanges for school groups in France. AFX has also recently partnered with the Alliance Française who provide high quality French lessons as part of some of our programs.


Summer Programs

r ecip ro c a l p r o g ra m Description: Students are carefully matched with a French correspondent and family, based on their age, personality and lifestyle. The Australian candidate is hosted in France during the Australian summer holidays and hosts their correspondent for the same amount of time during the French summer holidays. While in France, the student will go to school with their correspondent and is completely integrated into the host family’s life.

Age Requirement: 14 to 17 years old Length: 5 or 10 weeks Travel Dates: Group 1 departure in late November, returning late December (5 weeks) / late January (10 weeks) OR Group 2 departure in late December, returning late January (5 weeks) Hosting Dates: Group 1 arrival mid-June, departure mid-July (5 weeks) / departure late August (10 weeks) OR Group 2 arrival mid-July, departure late August.(5 weeks) Location: Paris or Regional France Options Available: Paris Group Tour and Ski Trip.

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a fx s e r v ices → Personal interviews of candidates & their families → Ensures all adult members of the host family undergo a police check → Ensure the candidate is accommodated in their own bedroom → Escorted group flights & book your own flight option → Greeting upon arrival in France → 24/7 support from our French and Australian teams → Information session before departure


Summer Programs

o n e w ay p r o g ram Description: Australian students are carefully matched with a French correspondent and family, based on their age, personality and lifestyle. The Australian candidate is hosted in France by the French family during the Australian summer holidays. While in France, the Australian student will go to school with their correspondent and is completely integrated into the host family’s life.

Age Requirement: 14 to 17 years old Length: Between 4 and 10 weeks Travel Dates: Group 1 departure in late November (4 to 10 weeks) OR Group 2 departure in late December (4 to 5 weeks) Location: Paris or Regional France Options Available: Paris Group Tour and Ski Trip

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a fx s e r v ices → Personal interviews of candidates & their families → Ensures all adult members of the host family undergo a police check → Ensure the candidate is accommodated in their own bedroom → Escorted group flights & book your own flight option → Greeting upon arrival in France → 24/7 support from our French and Australian teams → Information session before departure


Long Term Programs

o n e w ay p r o g r a m Description: A longer program allowing further development of a student’s French language skills, cultural understanding and independence. This program is designed for the more mature, confident student who would like to spend a longer time in France. Students are carefully matched with a French host family and will be integrated into the host family’s life, while going to school and experiencing life as a school student in France.

Age Requirement: 14 to 17 years old Length: 1 French school semester or year (flexibility on program length can be discussed) Travel Dates: Semester: September to December or January to July. Year: September to July. Location: Paris or Regional France Options Available: Paris Group Tour and Ski Trip

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a fx s e r v ices → Personal interviews of candidates & their families → Ensures all adult members of the host family undergo a police check → Ensure the candidate is accommodated in their own bedroom → Escorted group flights & book your own flight option → Greeting upon arrival in France → 24/7 support from our French and Australian teams → Information session before departure


Long Term Programs

p r ivat e b o a r di n g s c h o o l Description: Australian students will live the life of a French student attending a private boarding school, studying in classes, living in the boarding quarters with their school friends during weekdays and will be accommodated by a host family on weekends and during school holidays. A great structured supported program for students wanting to spend a longer time in France and make many new friends.

Age Requirement: 14 to 17 years old Length: 1 French school semester or year (flexibility on program length can be discussed) Travel Dates: Semester: September to December or January to July. Year: September to July. Location: Paris or Regional France Options Available: Paris Group Tour and Ski Trip, extra school activities as organised by the school.

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a fx s e r v ices → Personal interviews of candidates & their families → Ensures all adult members of the host family undergo a police check → Ensure the candidate is accommodated in their own bedroom in the host family → Escorted group flights & book your own flight option → Greeting upon arrival in France → 24/7 support from our French and Australian teams → Information session before departure


ga p y e a r i n f r a n c e AFX offers a range of Gap Year Programs designed for all ages and enable candidates to go to France to improve their French as well as their professional skills. 1 Language Tutor Program Teach English & Learn French

As an English tutor you will live with a French family and teach them English. This is a great program for people who want to experience life in France and the French culture in-depth. The program has a focus on cultural exchange, and host families are not only excited to learn English, but also love to share their amazing country, culture and cuisine. This project can be combined with an intensive French course at the start of your placement. This is held in Paris and is a good chance to refresh your French language skills and spend time in Paris.

2 internship or Work Placement in France. Want to work in France?

Improve your French while working in France! AFX Student Exchange is offering the opportunity for those who have at least an intermediate level in French to come and work in France for up to 3 months. Considering your skills AFX finds offers of internships and job placements and assist you through the administrative procedure. Sectors vary depending on the applicant, objective and experience. the hotel and catering sectors.

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s tu dy fas h i r n i n pa r i s Want to study fashion in Paris? 3

AFX offers several short courses, certificates and degrees from French fashion institutions, for those who are interested in studying fashion in some of France’s most prestigious schools. Learn what it is that makes French fashion so special.

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And More...

AFX regularly adds new programs to our website, so check back regularly to see our new offers.

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ho s t a f r e n c h s t u d e nt Hosting a French student in your own home is a beneficial experience for you, your family, and for the student. The French student comes to Australia to improve his or her English, and also experience another culture, family and lifestyle. The French students are usually between 14 and 17 years old and have applied and undergone an interview in which their suitability for the program is determined. Students are expected to be open to the challenges of being in another country. Upon receiving

your application, a member of the AFX team will also come to visit you in order to better understand your family’s way of life. Both your family and the French student are fully supported by AFX during the hosting period. Age Requirement: Family must have high-school age children Length: 4 weeks and longer Dates: Year round, majority of arrivals during June-August period Location: Families from all around Australia are encouraged to apply

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a fx s e r v ices → Personal interviews of candidates & their families → 24/7 support from our French and Australian teams


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AFX, like the Alliance Francaise, is committed to providing experiences to Australian students to improve both their French language skills and understanding of French culture, hence our recent partnership.

As a special offer, students participating in our 2013 highschool programs who apply early will be entitled to a free intensive French course run by the Alliance Franรงaise. AFX feels that taking part in such a course maximises your chances of improving your French and making the most of your exchange to France.

Please contact us for more information.

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