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Are you looking for a unique and different language learning experience? Look no further than our French Homestay Immersion Programme. This programme is designed for students who wish to come to France independently to live with a French family and have a full immersion experience. We offer the homestay package in the following locations – Arcachon Bay, Bordeaux, Toulouse, St Malo, and more. Boost your fluency with optional one-to-one private lessons.

  • Full board French Host Family accommodation.
  • Homestay Immersion Programme + optional one-to-one private French lessons.
  • Excursions and trips with Host Family.
  • Return airport transfers.

Course Dates: All year

Fees: 2 weeks €1650 / 3 weeks €1990 /4 weeks €2350 plus registration fee €95

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Family Immersion

We always say that staying with a French Host is one of the best ways to improve your French and experience the French way of life at first hand. The homestay programme allows you to fully immerse yourself as you spend day after day listening to French – no matter the situation! It is important to note that with the homestay programme you will not be treated as an au pair; you will become an active participant in the French family. A typical stay length ranges from 2 -3 weeks. There is an opportunity for weekly lessons which range from French one to one classes, horse riding, football, dancing and sailing (in the summer) which all contribute to your language learning experience as they are conducted through French. The family will do one full-day excursion with you which could be beach days, trips to different cities or family parties.


There is also an option to add on private one-to-one tuition with your full homestay immersion programme. This programme combines full immersion homestay with private one-to-one French lessons given by a fully qualified French teacher (either a member of the family or an outside teacher who comes to the home) which is an excellent option if you want to boost your fluency and rapidly accelerate your progress over your stay. You can choose to add on 10, 15 or 20 lessons per week.


Our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are visited regularly by the school’s accommodation officer and are known to the school.
Students are accommodated in twin rooms (single room on request) on a full board basis. You will have all meals with your French host, which will let you participate in one of their favourite past times – cooking and eating with great company! Discover delicious meals typical of the area such as charcuterie (cooked meats), cassoulet and pumped (lemon-flavoured cake).


Our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected French hosts who are visited regularly in Arcachon Bay, Bordeaux, Toulouse, St Malo and elsewhere. We also offer other locations in France available on request.


2 weeks €1650 / 3 weeks €1990 /4 weeks €2350

What is included:

  • Full board French Host Family accommodation – single room.
  • Optional one-to-one private French lessons.
  • One afternoon activity and one full-day excursion per week.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Pre-departure information and support.
  • Local Co-Ordinator Assistance.
  • Emergency 24/7 contact.

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Pocket money.
  • Registration €95.
  • Local transport pass.
  • Extra Night €45.


When is the arrival / departure day?

Students are requested to arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday. Students are also requested to arrive between 10 am and 8 pm, where possible. An extra night stay can be arranged and a supplement fee of €45. An extra night stay can be arranged and a supplement of applies. For more information contact our office 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.

Who will meet me at the airport?

You will be met on arrival by your French host and brought straight to your accommodation. Please be sure to email at least 2 weeks prior to departure to confirm your flight details. You will see your name on a board as you come through arrivals. We will also give you contact details for your host family which you should use in the event that your flight is delayed.

Is there a gluten / dairy free / vegetarian meal option?

Special dietary requirements can be catered to for a supplement if you let us know at the time of booking.

What does “Full Board” include?

It includes your accommodation with all meals provided.

When will I get my Accommodation details?

Your accommodation details are confirmed as soon as we receive them from our partner school. This is usually 1-2 weeks prior to departure but can sometimes be much sooner. At the same time you will also receive our pre-departure information with all your school details and emergency contact numbers for your stay.

How can I book? When are fees due?

You can book online or over the phone – whichever is easiest. Once the form is complete all you need to do to secure your booking is to pay a deposit of €200. It usually takes 1-2 days before your booking is confirmed and the final balance is due 4 weeks prior to departure. You can pay either by card, bank transfer or cheque. Please note, do not book flights until your enrolment has been confirmed by Tribe Study Abroad.

Can you arrange my flight?

As we are not a travel agency, we don’t book flights. However, we can advise on which flights would be suitable so please email or give us a call and we would be happy to talk you through it. Please note, do not book flights until your enrolment has been confirmed by Tribe Study Abroad.

If I have to cancel my booking will I receive a refund?

Please refer to our Terms of Business for further information on our cancellation policy.

Will I have to do homework?

As you aren’t participating in a language school, we would recommend you bring your own workbooks to work on as the host will be able to help you with certain topics you’re stuck on. There is also an option for French one to one lessons where you might have to prepare vocab for the next day. These lessons can be customised to include topics related to the Irish curriculum for Leaving Cert French that you want to work on and strengthen before returning to school in Ireland.

Can I find out how other students got on?

Absolutely! Here at Tribe we love to see what our students get up to and their recommendations! We encourage our students to share their experience with us by writing a blog and sending some pictures.

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