Glastonbury Public Schools World Language

French Exchange

About the French Exchange

This is the 26th 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.


This application is open to students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors at GHS during the 2024-2025 school year.  Current Grade 8 students at Smith Middle School (2023-2024 school year), planning to attend Glastonbury High School as freshmen during the 2024-2025 school year, are eligible to apply.

Current Status

Applications for the 2024 - 2025 French Exchange are NOW AVAILABLEOur students will host French students in October of 2024 and then, along with chaperones, will travel to France in March of 2025.

You Are Invited!

There are two French Exchange family information meetings.

Application Process 

Applications are due on Friday, May 17.

Completed applications should be submitted to Mr. Wildman in the high school World Language workroom or to Mr. Minnick at SMS. Please read all of the following documents carefully, and complete all parts of the application.  There are three 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.