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For January and August programs, a three-night orientation program in Paris
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).
The French educational system is one of the most thorough in the world. The school year begins in September and finishes June, with school days starting at 8:30am, finishing as late as 4pm.
Depending on the school, lunchtimes can be anywhere between 1-2 hours and students eat a full three-course meal! Uniforms are not required!
French is the second-most widespread language spoken worldwide (after English) , being an official language in 29 different countries. French is also spoken in two other WEP destinations; Belgium and Canada.
How hard is it to learn French in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in French. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
Central and Eastern France tend to have cold winters and hot summers. In contrast with this, the French alps experience high rainfall and snow three-six months a year. The South East of France experiences sunshine year round with rainfall from October-April (mild temperature).
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 9 to 10 hours ahead of France.
Students must have a minimum of one year of French language study at the time of application, plus ongoing study.