Introducing the innovative concept of a “mirror exchange”, the FASE program is the first of its kind to further expand on the conviction that students best master a foreign language through an extended full-immersion stay abroad.

When placed in an environment that mirrors their own, both at school and at home, students are free to acclimate more easily, fully experience the new culture and focus on learning. The elimination of unnecessary barriers allows for accelerated learning.

FASE is committed to:
  • Place each Australian participant in a French family with a teen of similar age and interests
  • Enroll each Australian participant in the private school that the French student attends
  • Provide 24/7 support for all potential needs
  • Provide each participant with medical coverage, public liability insurance and repatriation
  • Provide every Australian educator accompanying at least 10 students with a free round trip travel (any additional expenses not included). Students from different schools may be grouped in order to achieve the 10-student minimum.

With over 30 years of experience in the student exchange program field, French industry leader JEV Langues (a non-profit organization founded in 1986 by educators) and FASE are proud to co-sponsor the
Franco-Australian Student Exchange (FASE) program.

FASE’s competitive advantage and guarantees?
  • Reciprocal school exchange of Australian and French students
  • Active engagement of participating high schools throughout the program
  • Host families are carefully selected, and vetted by the partnering schools
  • Australian families will host a French student of similar age and background as their own child
  • Exclusivity of partnership with French private schools
  • Host families with equivalent ethics and educational principles
  • Both FASE and JEV benefit from over 30 years’ expertise with long-term exchange programs

The FASE program and its sponsors are fully accredited in order to ensure a superior quality offering, as well as the safety of its partnering schools, students and their families.

  • French Ministry of Youth and Sports accreditation
  • French Ministry of Tourism accreditation
  • “Atout France“ tourism registration
  • Member of “L’Office”, the national quality assurance organization for language travel and programs
  • Member of “UNAT”, the national alliance of tourism agencies
  • Member of “SNAV”, the national union of travel agencies
  • Professional liability insurance policy with MAIF (5 million Euro coverage policy)

FASE contracts with each private school interested in participating in the program
  • There is no minimum enrollment requirement
  • Australian students stay in France from November to January
  • French students stay in Australia from May to August that same year

Each school makes a commitment to:

  • Appoint one of its teachers a school coordinator for the FASE program
  • Work in collaboration with the FASE program team
  • Host families with equivalent ethics and educational principles
  • Provide an alternate host family should any French student need moved (whatever the cause may be)
What are the schools’ obligations ?
  • Promote and advertise the program to their student population
  • Sign the partnership agreement with FASE
  • Appoint a teacher as school coordinator for the FASE program
  • Direct students to the dedicated registration website
  • Provide in-school placement to every French student participating in the exchange program
  • Provide a replacement family, should a host family back out of the program
Stop-over program in Paris
Day 1
  • Transfer to Paris (Students are collected at train stations)
  • Lunch break
  • Guided tour of the main Paris monuments by bus
  • Check in at hostel
  • Dinner at hostel
  • Free time at La Bastille square
Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Visit of the Louvre (major works of art)
  • Free time for lunch
  • Walk in the 9th arrondissement: Centre Pompidou, Grands Magasins, Opéra district
  • Dinner at hostel
  • Free time at Beaubourg
Day 3
  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Montmartre and the Sacré Cœur Basilica
  • Lunch break (packed lunch)
  • Visit of the Eiff el Tower (2nd floor)
  • Bateaux Mouches: a cruise along the Seine is not to be missed!
  • Free time for dinner aux Champs Élysées
Day 4
  • Breakfast and transport by coach to the airport check-in for flight to Australia
What is included in the student program package ?
  • Roundtrip airline ticket on scheduled flights (premium airline companies only)
  • FASE staff member present upon arrival in Paris
  • Transfers to and from each student’s final destination
  • High quality placement in a French host family
  • Full-time enrollment in a French private school
  • A stopover stay in Paris (4 days / 3 nights) at the end of the programs
  • All required coverage (medical, repatriation, public liability)
  • Continuous, 24/7 monitoring throughout the entirety of the stay
AU$ 4,890.00