Glastonbury Public Schools World Language
About the French Exchange
This is the 25th year of the exchange with Collège LeBocage, a school of approximately 600 students and 40 teachers located in Dinard, France. Students and teachers from the school in Dinard visit us in October. As hosts, our students will be responsible for a French student and have the opportunity to create a lasting international friendship. Our students then travel to France in April and stay with families in Dinard. While in France, there will be many exciting excursions for us such as a stay in Paris, visiting the Normandy beaches, visiting Mont Saint Michel, and the medieval cities of Saint Malo and Dinan. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to visit classes.
Students must be a current student at GHS and enrolled in French III or higher when they apply, or have completed all of the French offerings at GHS.
Applications for the 2023 - 2024 French Exchange are NOW AVAILABLE. Our students will host French students in October of 2023 and then, along with chaperones, will travel to France in April of 2024.
Applications are due on September 11, 2023.
Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Caplette or Ms. Olivier in the World Language workroom. Please read all of the following documents carefully, and complete all parts of the application. Please complete all parts of the application with care. There are four parts of the application, and all parts must be completed by the deadline for applications to be considered.
First, please read this parent letter before completing the application.
Next complete the application. Parts can be done in any order, though we suggest doing the "Student Checklist and Guardian Acknowledgement" last.
French exchange application (Part 1 of 4)
Complete a recording in the language lab (Part 2 of 4)
Teachers complete the online recommendation (Part 3 of 4)
Complete and sign the "Student Checklist and Guardian Acknowledgement" (Part 4 of 4)