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This volunteer programme is a great opportunity to experience French lifestyle and improve your linguistic skills. You will live with a host family and in exchange for your own room and meals, you share your language with the host family for around 15 hours per week. This programme has a focus on cultural exchange, designed for flexible people wishing to experience the French culture in depth. Participating in this programme implies sharing daily life with a French family, learning their language and culture and adopting it as their own for a period of time. At the same time, you participant will share your own language and culture with the members of the local family.
What's included in the programme
What's not included in the programme
As being part of the family, you will be expected to keep your room tidy and clean and respect the host family’s rules. You will not be requested to act as a domestic help or an au pair - namely cooking / cleaning or child-minding. However, you will be expected to take a reasonable role with day to day household chores, such as helping to prepare meals, washing up, general tidying etc.
Accommodation & Meals: The family offers half board and private accommodation. Facilities are shared with the family. Each family is interviewed and carefully selected taking into account their genuine desire to learn a new language and share their culture with the participants. Full details of the accommodation will be provided approximately 2 weeks prior to the programme start date.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included and will be provided by the host family. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements.
Free Time: You will be teaching for around 15 hours per week and the rest of the time will be yours to do as you wish. You will be able to explore the local area or just relax with others at your host family. There are many things to do both in Montpellier as well as the surrounding areas. Your host family as well as our onsite staff will be able to suggest activities to you and help you organise your free time if you wish.
Programme Support: Throughout your stay you will have the support and guidance of the local staff. They will help you with any questions you may have or advice you may need. In addition, you are able to contact our staff 24 hours a day should you need to, via our emergency contact number.