Why a Secondary School in France Programme is a great TY option for your child

Posted by
Michael Stein
23 Aug 2019

Why a Secondary School in France Programme is a great TY option for your child

Are you looking for a study abroad experience for your child during their TY but can’t find the right course? If French is one of their subjects then consider sending them to France to spend some of their transition year abroad at a French Secondary School. It is a great way for students to experience life in a foreign country, to improve their French language skills and to meet new people. Our programmes are specially formulated for Irish students who can spend 4 weeks to 10 months at a French Secondary School in one of our fantastic destinations – La Rochelle, Loches or Rouen.

Here are some benefits of studying abroad at a French Secondary School during Transition Year:

1. Students will learn the language quicker

Students who study French in France amongst French students, will pick up the language far quicker than those studying the language back home in a classroom in Ireland. Listening to the language being spoken during school and even at home (with homestay option) will greatly improve language comprehension and introduce students to a much wider vocabulary.

2. An opportunity to see another country

Spending time in a foreign country and amongst a different culture offers students an exciting and rewarding experience that will broaden their perspective of the world. The TY is a great time for students to start experiencing the world in preparation for when they leave school in a few years time.

3. Make new friends from around the world

Students will study with local French students and/or other international students. All the schools we work with offer a lively social calendar and there will be plenty of activities and excursions creating opportunities for students to meet and form friendships.

4. An opportunity for your child to become more independent

During their time abroad at a secondary school, students will learn to make their own decisions and will be required to do more for themselves.

The destinations

Three fantastic French destinations to choose from! The coastal town of La Rochelle, the rural and picturesque town of Loches (boarding school option) and the vibrant city of Rouen in Normandy. Each destination is student-friendly and an ideal place to send your child to study abroad during TY.

Our range of Secondary School Programmes in France

  • Secondary School Programme in La Rochelle Click here
  • Secondary School Programme in Rouen Click here
  • Boarding School Programme in Loches Click here

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