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Browse through our programs and destinations and let us build the perfect trip for you and your students ! About Language World Tours............................ 3 Our Programs....................................................... 4 Build a trip of your own .................................... 5 Educational Programs and Tours in France ... 6 FRANCE Our homestay areas ........................................... 7 Paris ....................................................................... 8 Reims ...................................................................... 9 Lille .........................................................................10 Amiens....................................................................11 Strasbourg .............................................................12 Normandy ............................................................13 Nantes ...................................................................14 Rennes....................................................................15 Bordeaux ..............................................................16 Loire Valley ...........................................................17 Languedoc ............................................................18 Provence ................................................................19 French Riviera ......................................................20 Residential stays in France .................................21 OTHER DESTINATIONS Spain .......................................................................22 Germany ...............................................................22 USA - Canada - Mexico .....................................23 OTHER PROGRAMS Independent Trips in France .............................24 Academic Year Program ....................................25 Terms and Conditions .......................................26 About Horizons du Monde ..............................27
ABOUT LANGUAGE WORLD TOURS
Language World Tours is specialized in organizing custom-made homestays or residential stays for School Groups and young learners in over 10 countries in the world. Language World Tours has developed a quality selection of educational programs during which students are involved in the culture, the language and partake in a new way of life. Academic schedules, sightseeing, activities and the host family relationship are carefully selected to design the most meaningful student experience. Language World Tours educational homestay programs are an exciting opportunity for personal development on an international level. Students develop strong international bonds with the unusual exposure of learning and living within the home of a foreign culture. Hospitality, relationships, memories and language are all part of the student's growth experience. Language World Tours relies on a vast network of local coordinators, selecting welcoming, safe and caring host families, as well as student-friendly residential accommodation. 足3
Our Programs Language World Tours offers a wide variety of programs in many different countries : Tailor-made Educational Homestays and Tours for Groups and Schools Linguistic and Cultural Homestays with or without lessons for Young Learners and Students Volunteer and Work Experience programs
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Educational Programs and Tours in France From Paris’ world-famous monuments to the French Riviera’s amazing coastline and landscapes, through Normandy’s spectacular beaches and fortresses, legendary Brittany, the Loire Valley’s impressive chateaux, Bordeaux wines and gastronomy and the Provence of painters, we offer a wide variety of destinations in France. Select one of our Educational Programs and Tours in France and give your students a taste of the cultural, historical and linguistic richness of a country so close, yet so different... You are just steps away from France’s legendary “art de vivre”... All our programs are tailor-made to fit your needs or your class projects. If you have plans or preferences, let us know ! If you’d rather, we can work together and build the best program for your group. All visits and excursion programs shown are examples, days of visits may vary depending on the venues’ availability.
Our Homestay Areas Plan your next visit to France and pick one of our homestay areas... Each of them has plenty to offer and thereâ€™s a lot to discover !
PARIS Homestay towns Eaubonne, Bretigny, L’isle Adam Explore all the must-sees of the French capital! Discover the beautiful architecture, climb up to the Eiffel Tower to watch Paris from above, walk along the “most beautiful avenue in the world”, be amazed by the monumental Versailles Palace, meet the Joconde at the Louvres... And let us lead the way to show you the hidden treasures of this wonderful city... An exciting and rewarding trip you’ll never forget !
Starting at £ 176*
Sample program :
Eiffel Tower, Esplanade du Trocadero Versailles Palace Champs-Elysées and the Hausmannian quarters Louvres Museum, Orsay Museum Cruise the Bateaux-Mouches on the River Seine Opera, Palais Royal, Grand Palais, Invalides Notre-Dame de Paris Montparnasse Tower Discover the ancient underground Paris The full history of Paris at Paris Story And many more...
Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Paris and its main monuments, Climb to the upper floors of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a Bateaux Mouches cruise Day 3: Discover the Latin Quarter, Notre Dame and the Ile de la Cité, visit the Louvres Museum Day 4: Walk along the Grands Boulevards for shopping, discover the Opera and have a guided tour of the world famous artist district of Montmartre Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey
+ Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration.
Fun day trip tip : Stay one more day and include a visit to Disneyland Paris or the Parc Asterix !
Possible visits include :
* 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
CHAMPAGNE Homestay town Reims and its suburbs Reims, the city of coronation and Champagne , is an art and historical town with its Art Deco facades, the Notre Dame Cathedral, its stronghold resistance during the First World War, and the signature of the act of surrender in May 1945. Not to be missed, the Notre Dame Cathedral which is a masterpiece of Gothic art, and was the site of 25 coronations after the Christening of Clovis. Follow the Champagne touristic route through the wineyards, visit a Champagne House and discover the secret of the « Wine of Kings ».
Sample program : Day 1 : Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet with host families Day 2 : Guided tour of the Cathedral and of the old town Visit of the Wine Museum Day 3 :Visit the Champagne MERCIER vineyards in EPERNAY Visit WWII Surrender Museum and Reims famous biscuits factory Day 4 : Spend the day in Paris to discover the monuments, down the Champs Elysées and up the Eiffel Tower Day 5 : Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Stay one more day and include a visit to Disneyland Paris or the Parc Asterix !
Starting at £ 175* Possible visits include : Guided Tour of the Cathedral Quizz-game Tour to discover the old Reims Wine Museum « Le Phare » Surrender Museum Rose de Reims Biscuit factory Champagne Mercier in Epernay Full day excursion in Sedan World War I Interpretive Centre "MARNE 14-18" Full day excursion in Paris + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
FRENCH FLANDERS Homestay towns Lille, Armentières So close to Great Britain and yet so different, the North of France and the Lille area has its very own culture, which makes it a terrific place to visit... The French northern gateway can testify of the rich historical and industrial past of France but is now also a very modern and active area. With innovative architecture and environmental solutions, arts and culture, and the legendary warmth of its people, Lille has it all !
Starting at £ 172* Possible visits include : Guided tour of the Old Lille : the Vieille Bourse, the Halle au Sucre, the Couvent des Minimes, the Citadelle, the Porte de Gand and many more... The New Lille : EuraLille and its modern buildings. WW I : Notre-Dame de Lorette. WW II : the Eperlecques blockhaus, the Coupole d’Helfaut The Baie de Somme and its preserved landscapes. + Lille is just a stone’s throw away from Brussels and Paris, why not make your trip even richer with a full day there and discover two of the most vibrant European cities ! + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
Sample program : Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Guided tour of the Old Lille and its monuments Tour and shopping in the New Lille Day 3: France at war - Notre Dame de Lorette, Eperlecques, Saint-Omer and the Coupole Day 4: Discover Brussels, Lille’s Belgian sister city or have a full day discovering Paris Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Stay one more day and include a visit to Disneyland Paris or the Parc Asterix !
PICARDY Homestay town Amiens and its suburbs The famous writer Jules Verne made Amiens his adoptive town, his ideal city. « The little Venice of the North » is a picturesque quarter with small houses and colourful façades ; ancient Amiens is criss-crossed by a lot of canals ; also known as the floating gardens, the « Hortillonnages » cover 300 hectares of small islands cultivated since the Middle Ages by market gardeners, which can only be reached by boat. Less than an hour from Amiens, you will discover the Somme Bay region, a vast protected area , the Historial de Péronne recounting WWI tragic times , and the underground city of Naours.
Sample program : Day 1 : Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet with host families Day 2 : Tour of Amiens, the Cathedral, Jules Verne’s house Boat cruise in the floating gardens Day 3 : Visit Arras, the old town, the Town Hall and its Belfry The underground city used from Middle Age to WWI Day 4 : The Circuit of Remembrance : routes of the Battle of the Somme. Museum of the Great War Day 5 : Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Stay one more day and include a visit to Disneyland Paris or the Parc Asterix !
Starting at £ 174* Possible visits include : Guided Tour of the ancient town of Amiens Notre Dame Cathedral Full day excursion to the Somme Bay protected area Somme 1916 Museum in Albert The underground city of Naours The Carrière Wellington Museum in Arras Guided Remembrance Tour Full day Excursion in Paris Full day excursion in Lille + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
ALSACE Homestay town Strasbourg and its suburbs
Starting at £ 175* Possible visits include : Guided Tour of Strasbourg and the « Petite France » Haut-Koenigsbourg Fortress Volerie des Aigles Gingerbread Museum The Astronomical Clock within the Cathedral Mulhouse : World's largest Motor Museum Colmar : Unterlinden Museum Chocolate Museum : « Chocolat Secrets tour » The European Parliament The Council of Europ. + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
Strasbourg, European capital, has a worldwide renowned historical heritage: the Grande Ile is listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old city gathers Strasbourg’s most famous monuments, such as the Cathedral, claimed by Victor Hugo as « a prodigy of the gigantesque and the delicate », the House Kammerzell, the Covered Bridges and the Petite France. Discover the whole Alsace region and don’t miss Colmar, the romantic city with its canals, and the Wines Route, with typical alsacian villages. Mulhouse, will give you the opportunity to visit the world’s largest car museum : National Automobile Museum, Schlumpf collection.
Sample program : Day 1 : Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet with host families Day 2 : Guided tour of the old Strasbourg. Visit of the Alsatian Museum. Boat trip on the river. Day 3 : Discovery of Obernai. The Fortress and birds’show at Haut Koenigsbourg. Visit of the Gingerbread museum. Day 4 :Visit the beautiful old Colmar’s Fishermen,Tanners and "Little Venice" area. Day 5 : Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Cross the close German border and enjoy a day at Europa Park amusement park !
NORMANDY Homestay towns Saint-Malo and Rouen The ancient Royal Duchy of Normandy is a postcard picture of timbered cottages in the midst of green fields and apple orchards where placid cows graze. It also is popular seaside resorts, bustling towns and busy harbours. Rouen, on the banks of the River Seine was dubbed "the city of a hundred spires" by Victor Hugo and has been awarded the label "City of Art and History". Saint Malo, a city of seafarers enclosed in its imposing ramparts, only a stone throw from the Mont Saint Michel and the D Day beaches, is the gateway to Brittany. Sample program : Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Excursion to the Mont Saint-Michel, visit the old fishermen’s village and oyster beds of Cancale Day 3: Guided tour of the Ancient town of Saint-Malo. Guided hike on the coastal trail at the preservation park and go for a boat tour of the bay Day 4: Visit Sainte-Mère l’Eglise, the D Day Beaches and the D Day Museum Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Surf School afternoon in Saint Malo !
Starting at £ 171* Possible visits include : Guided Tour of the Ancient town of Saint-Malo. Day trip to the Mont Saint-Michel. Discovery of the coastal preservation park. Guided Tour of Caen Guided Tour of the old city Centre of Rouen : the Cathedral, the Jardin des Plantes, ... Day trip to the D Day beaches, visit of the D Day Museum. + Why not make your trip even richer with a full day visit of Paris on your way and discover the City of Lights ! + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
BRITTANY Homestay town Nantes and its suburbs Nantes was the seat of the powerful and rebellious Dukes of Brittany who resided in the recently restored majestic castle. It also was an important seaport whose daring and enterprising merchants plied the seven seas and brought wealth to the city. Although it treasures its rich cultural heritage, Nantes decided not to sit on its past glory. It is nowadays resolutely turned towards the future, innovation and inventiveness in industry, services, culture and the arts while preserving and developing a quality of life for its 600,000 inhabitants.
Starting at £ 173* Possible visits include : Visit of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. Saint-Nazaire, the Eco Museum and the ship-building facilities. Guérande and its famous Salt Marshes. The Ile de Nantes and its impressive machines. The old LU crackers manufacture. The old Harbor terminal. Boat cruise on the River Erdre. Guided tour of Airbus aeroplane assembly factory. + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration.
* 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
Sample program : Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Bus tour of Nantes and visit of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany Day 3: Visit The Machine Lab and the Giant Elephant on the Ile de Nantes and the old LU crackers manufacture Day 4: Excursion to the Loire Estuary, visit Saint-Nazaire, Guérande and the famous Salt Marshes Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Visit the “Espadon” submarine and experience life under water or the Ocean Liner museum to feel the atmosphere of 19th century transatlantic ships !
BRITTANY Homestay town Rennes and its suburbs Discover Rennes, the Capital of Brittany ! Celts, Gaulish, Romans, Bretons and French have all left marks of their heritage in and around the now very lively and young city of Rennes. The close-by legendary Forest of Broceliande, the ancient fortifications, the famous Place des Lices, the Saint-George Palace and the Parliament of Brittany all testify of the incredible attraction and richness of the area. Rennes is also a great starting point to discover both Brittany and Normandy and be amazed by the ever-changing landscapes.
Sample program : Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Treasure hunt to discover the old city of Rennes High ropes and low ropes at the Accrobranche park Day 3: Guided tour of the Mont Saint Michel Sand Yachting initiation Day 4: Excursion to the Broceliande Forest, home of Merlin the Wizard Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey. Stop en route in Saint Malo for a guided tour of the Corsair’s city Fun day trip tip : Boat cruise on Rennes’ canals !
Starting at £ 173* Possible visits include : Guided Tour of Merlin’s legendary Broceliande Forest Parliament of Brittany and the Museum of Brittany Benedictine Abbey of Saint George Science museum & Planetarium Ecomuseum of the Rennes area Visit the Marché des Lices Guided Tour of the Mont Saint-Michel Visit the old fishermen’s village of Cancale Guided Tour of Saint-Malo + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration.
* 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
AQUITAINE Homestay towns Bordeaux and its suburbs
Starting at £ 171* Possible visits include : Guided tour of Bordeaux. Visit of the Wine Museum. The UNESCO world heritage town of Saint Emilion. Visit of the Musée d’Aquitaine. Visit of one of the numerous wine properties of the area. Arcachon : the “Summer City” and the “Winter City”. Boat cruise around the natural reserve of the Birds’ Island. Dune du Pilat : the highest dune in Europe. The Perigord region and its caves. + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
Nicknamed " The Pearl of Aquitaine" the town of Bordeaux offers to the visitor numerous buildings of historic interest and the "Port of the Moon" district was classified World Heritage Site of cultural interest by UNESCO in 2007. Bordeaux is of course famous for being at the heart of the largest vineyard area in the world. It also has a lot of high-tech industry and a very lively town. Tourism plays an important role in the life of the city thanks to its rich historic heritage, to its proximity to the endless beaches of the Atlantic ocean and its closeness with the Perigord region. Sample program : Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Guided walking tour of Bordeaux and its old monuments and visit the Wine Museum Day 3: Excursion to the UNESCO world heritage town of Saint-Emilion and its troglodytic galleries Day 4: Spend a day on the Bassin d’Arcachon, discover the oyster farms and climb on the Pilat Dune Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Have a Surf class in Lacanau !
LOIRE VALLEY Homestay towns Chinon and Descartes It is said that "the Loire is a Queen, and Kings have loved her". It is also said that "the Loire Valley is a garden and Chinon is its blossom". The small town of Descartes, slightly to the south of Chinon, is mainly known for having been the birthplace of the great philosopher who then gave his name to the place. As you visit such famous chateaux as Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceaux, Amboise or Sullysur-Loire among the many which dot the area, you will drive through some of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of France, making the discovery all the more enjoyable. Sample program : Day 1: Pick-up at your school - Channel Crossing Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Guided tour of the medieval city of Tours and the Mushroom Cellars in Bourré Day 3:Visit the very impressive Chateau de Chenonceaux and make a short cruise on the river Cher Day 4:Visit Amboise and its Royal Castle and experience Leonardo da Vinci’s machines at Clos Lucé Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Spend a day at the exciting Futuroscope amusement park !
Starting at £ 169* Possible visits include : Guided tour of the medieval city centre of Tours. The famous chateaux along the Loire and the Cher valleys : - Chenonceaux, - Chambord, - Villandry, - Azay-le Rideau, and many more... Experience traditional bakery at the Vieux Four bakery. Discover the troglodytic galleries at the Vouvray Cellars. + Discover Cheverny’s castle, also known as Tintin’s castle. + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
LANGUEDOC Homestay town Béziers and its suburbs
Starting at £ 173* Possible visits include : Guided Tour of Béziers Discover the numerous natural caves of the area (Clamousse, Gange,...) Hike in the Cirques de Navacelles Visit the fishermen city of Sète and the Shellfish farms Guided Tour of Montpellier Discover a goat cheese farm Visit an olive oil farm + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. + The Pyrenean ski slopes are just 3 hours away, why not combining your trip with some skiing during winter time ? * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
Established in 575 BC, Béziers is one of France’s oldest city. Through the ages, the place has always been an important religious and commercial stronghold. Ocupied by the Romans, the Moors and the Cathars, it was then invaded and sacked by the Crusaders. Now a very touristic place, the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea means the whole area full of fun activities. Nature is also providing all she has to offer with amazing natural caves, olive-trees and shellfish farms on the Etang de Thau. Sample program : Day 1 : Fly to Montpellier Arrival, Meet and Greet with host families Day 2 : Guided tour of the old city of Béziers Visit of the Oulibo oil cooperative in Narbonne Day 3 : Guided tour of the Clamousse’s Cave Discover the amazing village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Day 4 : Visit the city of Sète Discover the shellfish farm at the Etang de Thau Day 5 : Depart the homestay area - Visit Montpellier Return journey Fun day trip tip : The Mediterranean Sea is just 30 minutes away, sail a Fun Boat and spend a day at the beach !
PROVENCE Homestay town Pierrelatte and its suburbs The very word "Provence" brings to the mind the fragrance of lavender fields and leisurely meals in the bluish shade of an old fig tree. Provence also evokes great painter such as Van Gogh, Cezanne or Matisse and the colourful characters of Marcel Pagnol's novels. Provence and Languedoc is a land of tales and legends. The huge rock which shelters the town of Pierrelatte is said to be a pebble thrown there by a giant from the top of Mount Ventoux after he found it in his shoe. Avignon still pays homage to the "Tarasque" a monstrous six-legged dragon which used to live in the Rhone river. In the Camargue marshes, close to Nimes, a "Gardian" will tell you that the forebears of his horse sprang out of the foam of the raging sea.
Sample program : Day 1: Fly to Marseille Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace, then make your way to the magnificient Pont du Gard Day 3: Discover Arles, the “Little Rome in Gaul”, then visit Les Baux de Provence and its spectacular citadel Day 4: Guided tour of Nimes and the Roman temple. Visit the Camargue and its preserved environment Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Visit Marseille to discover its Old Port and go for a boat cruise to discover the secluded Calanques !
Starting at £ 174* Possible visits include : The city of Avignon and the Papal Palace. Les Baux de Provence and the mountain citadel. The arenas of Arles and Avignon. Full day in Camargue, discover the unique atmosphere of this preserved area and its fragile environment. Aix-en-Provence, a city of art and architecture, Paul Cezanne’s house and Museum Haribo candy factory in Uzès. The Pont du Gard, the tallest Roman bridge ever built. Visit of an olive oil or lavender traditional farm. + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
FRENCH RIVIERA Homestay towns Fréjus and Saint-Raphael
Starting at £ 175* Possible visits include : Visit the beautiful seaside towns : Saint-Tropez, Antibes, Nice, Cannes, their old city centres, seaside walks, old ports and many attractions... Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume. Saint Paul de Vence, the typical village, home of many artists. Aquasplash waterpark in Antibes. The Esterel preserved area. Visit the famous Principauté de Monaco + Italy is just a stone’s throw from Saint Raphael, cross the border and have a taste of the Dolce Vita ! + Add tuitions with our certified FSL teachers or discover the French school system with a full-day school integration. * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of full-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
The French Riviera or "Côte d'Azur" stretches along the Mediterranean Sea as far as the Italian border. Our homestay towns are ideally situated in its very centre, at opposite ends of a beautiful and scenic gulf. Although they are fairly close to each other, Frejus and Saint Raphael are quite different. The one enjoys one of the longest sand beaches in the area, the second mainly has small bays and secluded coves. Both towns can be the starting point of exciting excursions along the coast to Saint Paul de Vence, Nice, Monaco, Cannes or Saint Tropez and days out to Grasse, the picturesque inland villages which retained their traditional character or hike in the Esterel.
Sample program : Day 1: Fly to Nice Arrival, Meet and Greet by host families Day 2: Guided tour of Fréjus and Saint-Raphael. Visit of a typical Provence market Day 3: Visit Grasse, the world’s capital of perfumes. Visit to the Fragonard perfume factory Day 4: Full day excursion to Monaco, the botanical garden and the Musée Océanographique Day 5: Depart the homestay area - Return journey Fun day trip tip : Take the morning boat to Porquerolles or the Lerens Island for a day of authentic mediterranean tranquility !
RESIDENTIAL STAYS IN FRANCE Hotels and Hostels France is known the world over for its rich culture, its stormy past, its ever changing landscapes. In order to assist you in making your students discover its diversity, we offer a selection of educational programs and itineraries all over France lasting a maximum of 5 days. Each of them highlights a different aspect of this country. Two of them can be combined in order to make the trip longer, more educational and exciting.
Paris: The City of Lights: - Discovering Paris at leisure - The museums of Paris
Starting at £ 99*
Atlantic harbours: - La Rochelle and Rochefort (3 days – 2 nights) - Saint Nazaire and the Guerande peninsula (3days – 2 nights)
Loire Valley and Poitou, the garden of France: - Romantic Chateaus and the Futuroscope (3 days – 2 nights) - Royal Chateaus and the Futuroscope (3 days 2 nights)
Charente and Perigord:
- Charente discovery off the beaten track (5 days – 4 nights) - Perigord wonders (3 days – 2 nights)
Volcanoes of Auvergne, a trip to the centre of the earth: - Auvergne, a land of character (3 days - 2 nights) - Vulcania (3 days – 2 nights)
Normandy and Brittany, invasions and traditions:
During this cultural escapade, your group will travel by chartered motor coach and will be accommodated in hostels or hotels, generally on a half-board basis , although lunches can of course be arranged. A detailed itinerary, with price, will be sent to you upon request. Should you have your own idea of a specific tour, do let us know, we’ll be more than willing to assist you in putting it together ! * 3 days / 2 nights stay, for a group of 40 students + 4 free teachers Inclusive of half-board accommodation, ferry crossing and full insurance
- Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo (2days – 1 night) - The great invasions (3 days – 2 nights)
The Capital towns, Lyon and Strasbourg: - Lyon, the capital of Roman Gaul (4 days – 3 nights) - Strasburg, the capital of Europe (3 days – 2 nights)
The South: - Roman Provence and Camargue (4 days –3 nights) - Toulouse and the Pyrenees (5 days - 4 nights) 21
Spain is a land of contrasts. The Moors conquered it in the 8th century establishing a civilisation where Christian, Moorish and Jewish cultures blended and lived harmoniously side by side. Repossessed by the Christian Kings in 1492, it became the dynamic force of the development of Europe. Then, during the 16th and 17th centuries (El Siglo De Oro) Spain's culture, power and influence spread all over the western world.
Through the centuries, from Emperor Charlemagne to the fall of the Berlin wall, Germany has exerted an influence on the making and on the development of the nations of Europe in one way or another.
Nowadays, with "la movida" Madrid is undergoing a unique cultural renewal. Barcelona displays its architectural modernity and the charm of its medieval district. Cordoba invites its visitors to discover its fabulous historic riches. Salamanca is one of the most harmoniously beautiful and animated towns of the realm. Spain can be at the same time mythical and striking, hieratic and tender, boisterous and mystical, austere and fascinating.
Germany is today Europe's main economic power. It also is a country where towns and nature are entwined , where big cities quickly give way to romantic villages which are testimonies of its rich culture and history. Germany also is a land of outstanding natural beauty with the majestic Bavarian Alps, the Rhine valley castles, the deep Black Forest, the windswept North Sea coast. Wherever one goes in Germany, one has the assurance of discovering a country of bold, striking and satisfying contrasts.
Homestay areas: - Madrid. - Castilla y Leon: Salamanca, Segovia, Zamora. - Valencia. - Cataluna: Barcelona, Reus, Tarragona. - Andalucia: Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada. Prices and programs upon request
Homestay areas: - Berlin. - Rhineland: KĂśln. -Thuringen: Weimar. - Bayern: Augsburg, Munchen, Rossenheim. - Schwarzwald: Freiburg. Prices and programs upon request
USA - CANADA MEXICO From Boston of the Pilgrim Fathers to San Francisco bay through the amusement parks of Florida, the natural wonders of Arizona, the country music of Tennessee, the plantations of Virginia, the vastness of Texas, the easy life of Southern California, Washington DC the nation's capital and, of course, New York "The Big Apple", we offer no less than 16 homestay destinations in the USA. Quebec and Montreal in "La Belle Province", Toronto by lake Ontario and the Vancouver area out on the west coast are our 3 destinations of choice in Canada. In Mexico, Mexico City will delight you with its never ending bustle, its mariachis, its rich and unique architectural treasures. These homestays on the American continent generally have a duration of 10 to 11 days and all the members of a group are hosted as hospitality guests by vounteer host families in the USA and in Mexico, as paying guests in Canada, 1 person per family. They can take place at the time of your choice between the months of October and May. Prices start as low as ÂŁ600 per student, all transfers abroad, excursions, activities and entrance fees included. Airfare and insurance not included. A group can be as small as 15 students + 1 free escort and, depending on destination, can have a maximum of 60 students + 4 free escorts. Prices and programs upon request
A typical itinerary for this type of program would be: - Day 1: Outbound flight and transfer to the homestay area, local organiser's and host families' meet and greet. - Day 2: Orientation meeting and welcome party followed by a local activity or visit. - Day 3: Full day excursion. - Day 4: Week end, day free with the host families. - Day 5: Week end, day free with the host families. - Day 6: Full day at a local secondary school. - Day 7: Full day excursion. - Day 8: Local activity or visit and shopping. Evening; farewell party with the host families. - Day 9: Departure from the homestay area, transfer to the airport for the flight back home. Time permitting, visit in route. - Day 10: Arrival at your airport of departure in England. Note: all activities, excursions and visits on the program are escorted by our local coordinator.
INDEPENDENT TRIPS IN FRANCE Our Total Immersion Homestays are aimed at independent and motivated students wishing to experience and share the daily life of a French host family and get an insight on the French culture. For students willing to quickly improve their knowledge of the French language, we recommend our One-to-One programs. TOTAL IMMERSION HOMESTAY • Full-board Accommodation in the host family or, for one-to-one programs at the teacher’s home • Assistance and Support from our Local Coordinator • Personal Liability and Assistance for stays up to 4 weeks • Cultural Option with Supplement: 1 full-day excursion + ½ day visit per week • Personalized and Individualized tuition (one-to-one programs only)
The student lives in a host family, shares its daily life and routine, participates in its regular activities, and is considered as a full member of the family. No school attendance, no language lessons, no scheduled activities are included, besides the ones that will be organized by the French host family.
ONE-TO-ONE HOME TUITION Our One-to-One Home tuition is an ideal program for students who wish to quickly improve their French. In addition to a total immersion stay, students attend private tuition sessions with a highly qualified French teacher who will be focusing exclusively on the student’s language needs.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE ? Students from the age of 14 : • Highly motivated to adapt to a different way of life and a different culture • Mature and independent • With good language skills • Who like to communicate • Minimum Length of Stay: 1 week
FOUR-TO-ONE PROGRAMS Four-to-One programs are possible upon request for closed groups: each student lives individually in a host family. The lessons and activities are organized in groups of 4/5 students of similar language level. Excursions are organized with all the different groups of 4 staying in the same area.
ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM Our Academic Programs are open to highly motivated, open and adaptable students eager to learn about the culture of the country where they choose to stay and participate to the French, American or Argentinian way of life at the same time as they attend the classes of a local secondary school. ACADEMIC HOMESTAY PROGRAMS - Regular term, semester or school year program: Open to students aged 15 to 18 having studied the language of the country for at least 2 years. - Short school integration program(4 to 10 weeks): Open to students aged 14 to 17 having studied the language of the country for at least 2 years. Each student will be hosted as a hospitality guest by a family, will attend the classes of a local secondary school as a regular student and will follow the school curriculum. Students may not choose any particular part of the country. They will be placed anywhere in the host country at our organisation’s discretion, depending on school acceptance and families availability.
BOARDING SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROGRAM Regular term, semester or school year program: Open to students aged 15 to 17 with at least 2 years of French. Our partner private boarding schools, host international exchange students on a regular basis as part of the school policy and educational goals.They extend a warm welcome to our students and grant them special care and attention as long as they show their willingness to face the challenge of integrating to the school routine and manage with all classes being taught in French. During the week, Monday to Friday, the students are boarders (accommodation in small dorms) and actively participate to the social and academic life of the school. Week-ends and mid-term school breaks are spent with a local volunteer host family.
RELEVANT TO ALL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - Each student is under the attentive care and supervision of our local representative who will initiate regular contact with both student and host family. - Enrolment in a specific class is at the discretion of the school headmaster only. - Attendance to all the lessons is mandatory and academic achievement will be expected. - Should a student’s level of proficiency in the foreign language be considered too low, a language crash course of one or several weeks will be offered. Cost not included in the price of the program. - School days generally are noticeably longer in France than in other countries, ...but so are mid-term breaks.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS -1) When applying to one of our programmes, each participant may become a member of the Mondes Nouveaux Organisation by paying the registration fees which include the following insurance coverage: personal liability, medical treatment and emergency return home for medical reasons or death of a close relative ( parent or sibling). The fees are valid for a whole year, for one or several trips, and will not be reimbursed in case of cancellation. -2) All prices are valid on the date they are published and may subsequently vary according to changes in air fares, airport and security taxes, entrance and accommodation fees, variation between currencies and legislative changes which could occur after they have been published. Any price variation would apply only to such components that will have been altered. The terms of payment are as follows : a) Programme confirmed over 10 weeks before departure date: -35% of the grand total + membership fees upon confirmation, - 35% 8 weeks before departure date, - The balance (30%) 30 days before departure date. b) Programme confirmed under 10 weeks before departure date: - 70% of the grand total + membership fees upon confirmation, - The balance (30%) 30 days before departure date. -3) Cancellation prior to departure , whatever its cause(s) entails, per person, the following penalties: Cancellation over 30 days prior to departure:30%, from day 30 to day 21: 50%, from day 20 to day 11: 80%, from day 10 to day of departure:100%. Late arrival at the place of departure or no show on departure day: 100%. No cancellation insurance is included in the package; participants are free to obtain one with the insurance company of their choice. -4) The Organisation reserves the right to cancel a programme, change its dates or contents in particular because of: - Insufficient number of participants.The persons having applied would then be notified at the latest 21 days prior to departure date. - Imperious and unforeseeable circumstances such as: war, epidemy, revolution, Act of God. In any of the above cases, the persons having applied to the programme can then either get their application validated for another programme -agreeing to pay the incidental difference in price- or obtain reimbursement of the sums paid. They cannot pretend to any form of compensation. -5) Appropriate behaviour and proper attire are mandatory. Lack of discipline, unruly behaviour or failure of a participant to adapt to the programme will entail the person(s) concerned to be sent back home immediately after his/her/their natural parents or legal guardians having been notified in the case of a minor under 18 years of age. All the expenses incured will entirely be borne by the participant or his/her guardian in the case of a minor.They accept the responsibility to reimburse the organisation of all the expenses entailed in full upon notification. The same applies to early return home for personal reasons. No back payment of the part of the programme not done will be made. Minors are not allowed to smoke or possess tobacco products, nor are they permitted to drink or possess alcoholic beverages. Minors are not permitted to go out alone in the evening after 9.30P.M. unless they are escorted by a responsible adult. Moreover in the case of a homestay, participants are expected to comply to the way of life and habits of the host family. Illegal drugs are strictly forbidden. Possession and/or
consumption will entail automatic and immediate dismissal from the programme and a return home at the student’s expense under his/her own responsibility or his/her parents in the case of a minor. -6) Should a participant be ill or need to be hospitalised, the escorts and the representatives of the Organisation will see to it that medical supervision is ensured. Any treatment deemed necessary by the medical staff will be performed, barring the possibility of legal action or of any form of compensation against the Organisation. All expenses not covered by the insurance included in the membership fees or the participant’s personal insurance will be borne by him/her or by his/herparents in the case of a minor. Items of clothing, money, articles of jewelry and any personal belongings are the participants’ sole responsibility. -7) The Organisation provides a comprehensive insurance coverage to each person having paid a membership fee. The main items covered are: - Personal liability, permanent handicap, death (with a fixed non-refundable fee of 130€), - Medical treatment and surgical expenses during the stay in Europe, exclusively, - Emergency early return home for medical reasons. The insurance does not cover any form of treatment for illness, disease, handicap, etc, that would be preexisting to the beginning of the programme. -8) The organisation is under no compulsion to accept, on any one of the stays,the application of a person suffering from a physical or mental pathology or disability which might disturb, be a hindrance or be detrimental to the stay of this person or of another person involved in the program. It is the applicant's and/or legal guardian's duty to inform the organisation in full and in writing upon application.The organisation will have the option to reject this application without having to justify itself.Any information regarding the physical and/or mental health of a participant that would be inaccurate, erroneous, misleading or omitted would, in their consequences, entail full responsibility financial and otherwise of the participant and/or his legal guardian(s) in the case of a minor.These may also lead to early return home of the participant at his/her own cost; no reimbursement being made for the part of the programme not done. The organisation will not guarantee that a special diet can be provided nor that a specific medical treatment regarding a pre-existing condition can be administered to a participant during the stay.. -9) Each participant must, upon departure, possess all documents requested by the immigration authorities of the country(ies) visited during the programme. Those are his/her sole responsibility and the financial penalties entailed by failure to comply to such requirements will be entirely borne by him/her. No reimbursement of the programme cost, no compensation will be made by the Organisation. -10) Application to one of our programmes entails full acceptance of the rules of the Organisation which have been read and understood. The present document is a translation of the original document in French which will be the only one regarded as valid in case of disagreement or dispute.In the event of any dispute arising out of the performance of any service for Horizons du Monde and Mondes Nouveaux, those disputes shall be governed by the laws of France.The venue for these disputes shall be the courts of law of the town of Angouleme -16000France.This also applies to the contract.
ABOUT HORIZONS DU MONDE Traveling with Language World Tours also means you benefit from all the advantages of the Horizons du Monde group of companies with over 30 years of experience organizing Youth and Educational Travel and Language Programs. To all its sister companies over the world, Horizons du Monde provides the guarantees of a fully licensed and approved tour and travel agency : Atout France certified
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A not-for-profit organization, administrated and managed by teachers, handling the social and educational aspects of the operation.
Guarantees • A specialized, dedicated staff, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. • A vast network of experienced and dedicated Local Coordinators and Representatives. • Host Families offering their generous hospitality and warm welcome. • A quality handling and supervision of students by specially trained Escorts and Group Leaders. • Personal Liability and Medical Assistance for each student. • Advice, Assistance and Support from the time you contact us to the end of the stay and onward. • Compliance with the CSIET Standards. 27
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