Exchange Program France
lower secondary education (lasting four years),
may opt either for general/technological education in lycées preparing for
the Baccalauréat or the Baccalauréat technologique in three years.
Schools begin in early
September and finish in June. Classes start at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm
everyday except Wednesday and Saturday afternoons when schools finish early.
There is a one and a half hour lunch break on full days, and there is time
reserved for independent study during the day.
Neither Two Worlds United nor the students
are able to decide in which classes a student is to be enrolled. The schools
decide the placement based on each student's past curricula and language
ability. While most students are placed in grades 10 or 11, the subjects
of the 11th year are very difficult. For this reason, many students are
placed in grade 10, no matter what their age.
Students are given more homework
in France than in the U.S. Your host family will help you in completing
tasks, but you will probably have to study more than at home.
In a French High School students
will study: French Literature, Physical Education, History, Mathematics,
Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Geography, English, and
Foreign Language (Spanish, German or Italian).
In addition the school will involve
the student in one of the following classes: Foreign Language, Music, Art,
and Business. Student Exchange Program France
1 Jul to: 15 Sep