France Winter Term Exchange Slots Still Available

While exchange, study, and service opportunities in Spain, Thailand, and Nicaragua during the upcoming Winter Term have been filled to capacity, eight slots for the student exchange with our sister school in France are still available.
Travel dates for our students to the St. Agnes School in Angers, France, are projected for January 6-20, 2017. In exchange, your family would host a student from France from October 10-21, 2016.

The cost of the trip to France for St. Michael’s students is $2,500. Faculty members Ms. Kimberly Campbell and Mr. James Inman will serve as leaders of the trip, which will take students to Angers, situated in the heart of the Loire Valley; Mont Saint-Michel, located on an island off the coast of Normandy; and Paris. The excursion to Mont Saint-Michel will be structured as a day trip, while students will spend two days in Paris. While in Angers, students will visit St. Agnes as well as explore the many cultural sites situated throughout the Loire Valley.

If interested, please respond before 9/16/2016, as we will close registration for the exchange at that time.

Here are a few FAQ:

Q:
 How many times has St. Michael’s participated in this exchange?
A: This will represent our fourth exchange with St. Agnes.

Q: Do I need the ability to speak in French in order to go?
A: No. This is a cultural trip, and any level of proficiency in the French language is not required (though you just might be inspired to learn it!).

Q: May freshmen participate?
A: Yes. The exchange is open to ALL grade levels.

Q: What does hosting entail?
A: A large part of the exchange involves making a new friend—specifically from France. We ask that you not only open your home to a student from France but that you make that student feel comfortable; put yourself in that student’s shoes, while keeping in mind that you will be living with a family in France during your trip in January.

For more information, contact Director of International Programs, Carlon Haas at chaas@smca.com.
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