International Study and Language Travel
Vive la France!

High School in France

Around 85 million tourists from all over the world can’t be wrong – France is the place to visit. For decades the country has had the number 1 spot in the World Tourism Organization’s yearly statistics.

It’s no wonder France is a favorite. Shopping, fashion and sightseeing in Paris, the glamorous beach life on the Côte d’Azur, skiing in the French Alps and a beautiful countryside are some of the things that attracts foreigners. Also, it’s no doubt that France is number 1 when it comes to food. Will you try a delicacy such as escargots?

Parlez-vous français?

As an exchange student in France, you will get to know the country from the inside, beyond the typical tourist attractions. If you have studied at least two years of French you are ready to apply for a high school year in France. While living here you will constantly improve your language skills and become fluent in a world language, possibly one of the most romantic ones.

Area and City Choice

Do you already have a preferred location in France? If so, you have the chance to choose where you want to be placed in your application. You can request placement in one of the country's four regions (North, South, East or West) or in one of six specific cities (Lille, Rennes, Perpignan, Lyon, Nancy or the greater Paris area). Be sure to apply early in order to increase your chances of getting your first-choice location. And keep in mind that if you end up in the location you selected, an extra fee will be charged (city choices also incur small monthly fees).

Quick facts:

  • Who can go: 15–18 years on arrival
  • Departure month: August/January
  • Language requirements: At least 2 years of French
  • Visa: No
  • Choice of destination: Yes. Additional cost
  • Prep course: STS Welcome Camp in Amsterdam or Copenhagen
  • School year: September–June
  • School day: 08–18 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) and 8–12 (Wed, Sat)
  • Subjects: Compulsory and optional
  • Trips in the country: Lille, Nice and Disneyland Paris. Additional cost
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Do you want to become an STS partner?

We are always looking for new, serious partner agents all around the world. Send us your interest application today!

Optional additions

STS Welcome Camp


Population: 67 million
Area: 644 000 km2
Longest river: Loire (1 000 km)
Highest mountain: Mont Blanc (4 800 m)
Capital: Paris (2,5 million)
Currency: Euro
Country code: +33

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Living with a host family

Family is important to the French and life revolves around the close-knit household. As a new member of the family you will get an inside view of the culture, traditions and expressions, which will also sharpen your grip of the language. 

Read more about host families in France


STS Welcome Camp in Amsterdam or Copenhagen

Your high school adventure begins at the STS Welcome Camp in Amsterdam or Copenhagen. Sightseeing and workshops are combined with new acquaintances and knowledge of the high school life abroad. This is the best possible start to your high school year!

Check out STS Welcome Camp

During my year in France I have experienced so much more than if I had stayed back home. My self-confidence is stronger and I feel like I could do anything now.
Viktor Sjöblom


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Do you want to become an STS partner?

We are always looking for new, serious partner agents all around the world. Send us your interest application today!

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I choose STS as a partner?

    Because STS is an industry leading organization with almost 60 years experience in language- and high school programs. With this experience comes a high level of quality in everything we do. 

  • What is characterizing STS as a partner?

    As an STS partner, you will always receive personalized service from one of our highly dedicated team members. We have also developed systems for simplifying all our processes, meaning that you can spend less time on administration and more time on providing the best service possible to your current and future customers.

  • What is STS High School?

    STS High School is a program sending students from all over the world on an exchange year abroad. During the year, the student will enroll a public or private high school program and live with a carefully selected host family. 

  • I am interested in adding services to my current STS partnership. How do I do that?

    Due to our high customer satisfaction, many of our partner agents wish to extend our collaboration to include both our language schools- and high school programs. To do so, send us an email and we will come back to you with our terms and conditions.