Please note, the SYA France Summer Program 2024 is now full. We are only accepting applications for waitlist spots.

"I have covered more French material at SYA Summer than I did in 3 years of French at my school in the States!" 

- SYA Summer France '21 student


Evenings and weekends are spent in the comfort of your host family where you’ll have ample opportunity to share the highlights of your day over a delicious meal. Your host family will teach you more about French language and culture than you could ever learn at school.


Discover northern France with trips to places like Mont Saint-Michel, Saint Malo and Normandy — home to D-Day landing sites of World War II.

Finish the program with a trip to Paris where the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Montmartre and la Tour Eiffel are just a few of the attractions.


Improve your French language skills while expanding your knowledge of France through multidisciplinary classes which incorporate history, contemporary culture and journalism.

Participate in local activities such as kayaking, rope courses and circus school.


"The host family took care of my child as if she were their own child. They taught her French and French culture as much as they could. Their children were so friendly and treated her like their own sister. They became so close and they are still communicating with each other even after the SYA program. We are truly grateful to her host family for providing her care, love, education and everything. Thank you very much."

- SYA France Summer '19 parent