One Way Program

Immerse yourself in French Culture with your new BFF
Your idéale one way French Experience

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Experience life as a French high school student with our one way program. Everyone who signs up for an experience gets a French correspondent: a student of a similar age, who’ll attend the same school and hopefully be your BFF while you’re in France (or, fingers crossed, forever).
Learn French slang, eat macarons and croissants instead of lamingtons, socialise with students your age and experience culture first-hand.

With a range of dates and durations, this is a very flexible program. Plus, it’s one way which means you don’t have to host a French student in return.

How we choose your correspondent & host family

We know from experience that students who have good connections with their French correspondent will talk more, become more immersed in school and family life, will see greater improvements in their language skills and will sometimes even make friends for life.

That’s why we treat every student that applies to our programs as an individual with their own distinct personality and passions, and then carefully match them with the perfect French correspondent.

It’s also imperative to us that the family structure offered by French host family feels safe and supportive, and that students have their own bedroom.

We also require all adult members of the host family to provide a police check, and complete a face-to-face interview. We also conduct a visit to the host family’s home. You can read more about our child safety policy here.

Are you a vegetarian who’s allergic to les chats et les chiens? Don’t worry, diet, allergy and other health-related concerns will also be taken into consideration. Just let us know your specific requirements and we’ll find a way to make it work.

BEFORE YOU GO

BEFORE YOU GO

Getting to France

Those travelling as part of a group are escorted by an AFX representative or chaperone on the flights. Upon arrival in Paris, students are greeted at the airport by a member of our French team and any host families located close to Paris.
For students hosted by families in regional France, we’ll help with transfers once you reach Paris. One of our representatives will also be present at the airport upon departure.

We can organise chaperones from other departure cities (Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide) but these are subject to group numbers.

If needed, you can also choose to travel to France with the group and return on a different date. Or vice versa.

WHILE YOU’RE THERE

WHILE YOU’RE THERE

What makes our program stand out

Exclusively French

Our depth of knowledge and experience, as well as being French, means that we offer exquisite immersive cultural and linguistic experiences to France.
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INDIVIDUALISED

We treat every student as an individual with their own distinct personality and passions, and then carefully match them with the perfect French correspondent.
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GET OUR PRICES

Our starting price for a six-week program in France is $3550 and offers many inclusions as a part of the program. Our prices vary depending on the program you want to participate in and the duration of your stay in France.
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SAFE

We’re the only Australian student exchange organisation sending students exclusively to France that meets the strict safety standards needed for government accreditations.
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ACCREDITATION

AFX Student Exchange is a registered not-for-profit student exchange organisation (SEO) in NSW and VIC. As such, AFX offers student exchange programs compliant with National and State Guidelines for Secondary Student Exchange Programs (potentially the One Way) but also cultural tours and language immersion programs which are not compliant with National and State Guidelines for Secondary Student Exchange Programs because these programs are not falling under the definition of a student exchange programs. The Reciprocal and private boarding school programs.
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Extras

Like us, Alliance Française are committed to providing experiences to Australian students to improve both their French language skills and appreciation of French culture. We greatly encourage you to contact them for your French learning needs before your exchange.

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Prices

Our starting price for a six-week program in France is $3550 and offers many inclusions as a part of the program. Our prices vary depending on the program you want to participate in and the duration of your stay in France.
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Student exchange program
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STUDENTS

According to the National Code of Conduct for International Students in Schools (NCCISSE), it is mandatory for all student exchange programs to be conducted through a registered not-for-profit Student Exchange Organisation (SEO), such as AFX Student Exchange. It is noteworthy that hosting a French student by an Australian school or family is not obligatory. Therefore, school principals are advised to liaise exclusively with registered SEOs to facilitate such programs
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SCHOOLS

AFX student exchange programs have been designed to adhere to the guidelines set forth in the National Code of Conduct for International Students in Schools (NCCISSE). This code mandates that secondary student exchange programs be conducted in a reciprocal manner, wherein Australian students attend high school and enroll in a full-time program in another country.

The minimum duration of the program varies depending on the Regulatory Authority overseeing it. For instance, a minimum of 28 days is required for Victoria, whereas there is no set minimum period for Queensland. In other states, the minimum duration is typically three months or one term.
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ENROLMENT

Exchange students bear the responsibility of meeting the requirements of their granted visa, maintaining full-time attendance at school, adhering to appropriate behavior in accordance with the relevant exchange program's terms, and complying with school policies, regulations, and enrollment conditions while also abiding by the laws of the host country.

Additionally, they must ensure they depart from the host country after their exchange program or visa expiration. If AFX Student Exchange deems it necessary, leave the host country earlier due to circumstances that render further participation in the program inappropriate.
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VISA & INSURANCE

French students need an Australian student visa (subclass 500) to study in Australia. AFX Student Exchange requires an AASES form for each inbound student to obtain a visa to the State Registration Authority. AFX Student Exchange is responsible for ensuring students adhere to the agreed welfare dates. French students also need overseas student health coverage (OSHC) for the duration of their approved period of study.

AFX Student Exchange is responsible for guaranteeing compliance with France's visa and health insurance requirements for outbound Australian students participating in their exchange programs. This includes consideration of any reciprocal health care agreements that Australia may have with the destination country in question.

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