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Study In France! C’est la vie!

An exchange program to study in France is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that has influenced the western world for hundreds of years.

The French have good reason to be proud of their contributions to art, literature, philosophy, architecture, food and wine, sport and film. Famous artists include Monet, Degas, Rodin, Renoir and Cézanne. The Notre Dame with its gargoyles in the heart of Paris and the Chartres with its abundance of stained-glass windows southwest of Paris are two of the best-known cathedrals in the world. Author, Victor Hugo, wrote the classic novels Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables in the 1800s.

With the likes of Cardin, Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, French designers set the trend. Paris has also attracted fashion firms from all over the world, including Kenzo from Japan, and Versace and Armani from Italy. Hungry for food instead of Fashion? Croissants, escargot, cuisses de grenouilles, foie gras, and chocolat chaudes are just some of the delectable treats to be enjoyed.

From the Alps near the Italian and Swiss borders to the forest-covered Vosges Mountains in the northeast, the Pyrénées along the Spanish border and the beaches on the Mediterranean, France offers many breath-taking vistas.

Interested? Brilliant! Keep on reading to find out more about your opportunities to study in France as a WEP exchange student.

WEP Student Exchange

On a WEP student exchange you’ll live with a volunteer host family and attend a local school. You could be placed anywhere in France!

WEP Study Abroad

On a WEP study abroad program, your host family will receive a small stipend to cover your basic living expenses. On this program you can choose from one of the following options:

Southern France (Mediterranean and Provence)

With this option, WEP guarantees to place students in Southern France, in either the sunny Provence area or the picturesque Mediterranean region. Students cannot choose between regions.

Urban Area

The Urban Area option guarantees that students will be placed in an urban environment (over 50,000 residents). Please note, students cannot choose the specific urban area.

Special Request

Is there a subject you’d like to study or an instrument or sport you’d like to play while on exchange? Please contact us before applying to see if we can accommodate your request.


A WEP+ program offers an extra level of choice. If you’d like to decide where you study, choose the Boarding School Option for your French exchange.

Boarding School Option

Choose from one of four French boarding schools for your WEP exchange. Schools are located in Rennes, Rouen, Angers and Espalion.

From Monday to Friday students live on campus. On weekends and school holidays, students are hosted by a local French family.

Prices for this program range, depending on school and duration. Please enquire for more information.


Upcoming Exchanges

WEP Student Exchange

Departure Duration Fee Application Deadline
August 2020 Year $ 10,150 7 April 2020
August 2020 Semester $ 9,250 7 April 2020
August 2020 Short Term $ 7,450 7 April 2020
November 2020 Short Term $ 7,150 18 August 2020
January 2021 Year $ 10,350 25 August 2020
January 2021 Semester $ 9,250 25 August 2020
January 2021 Short Term $ 7,450 25 August 2020

WEP Study Abroad

Departure Duration Fee Application Deadline
August 2020 Short Term $ 11,950 24 March 2020
August 2020 Year $ 16,450 24 March 2020
August 2020 Semester $ 14,250 24 March 2020
January 2021 Year $ 16,450 25 August 2020
January 2021 Short Term $ 11,950 25 August 2020
January 2021 Semester $ 14,250 25 August 2020


Departure Duration Fee Application Deadline
August 2020 Short Term $ From 11,050 24 March 2020
August 2020 Year $ From 16,950 24 March 2020
August 2020 Semester $ From 13,750 24 March 2020
January 2021 Year $ From 16,950 25 August 2020
January 2021 Short Term $ From 11,050 25 August 2020
January 2021 Semester $ From 13,750 25 August 2020

The above program fees are valid until 31/12/2019. Application deadlines are subject to change.

Included Extras

For January and August programs, a three-night orientation program in Paris

Optional Extras

Three trips per year to places such as Disneyland Paris, Southern France and Dunkirk Carnival. For November programs, a three-night trip to Paris at the end of the program (numbers permitting).

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