The annual French Exchange Program will take place in 2021 between Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles and Notre Dame de Sainte-Croix in Paris, France as follows:
February 15 - 28, 2021
French students from Notre Dame de Sainte Croix, in Neuilly-sur-Seine will visit Los Angeles. They will stay in our students' homes, attend classes here at Notre Dame, and visit local sites with their teachers and the adult chaperones. This will provide our Notre Dame families with a great opportunity to learn firsthand about life in France, to share a little bit of American life (and cuisine) with a young French student, and to forge a new friendship with a young visitor eager to practice their English with a “real” American family. Each visiting French student will need a separate bed, but not necessarily a separate bedroom--sharing a room is OK. In order to make this great opportunity happen, we will need some families who are willing to share a little bit of their time--and their homes--with these young French students. You do not need to speak French in order to host!
March 30 to April 10, 2021
Students from Los Angeles will travel to France, stay with French students and attend Notre Dame de Sainte-Croix in Neuilly-sur-Seine (located on the outskirts of Paris.) Notre Dame students traveling to France should either be enrolled in the NDHS French program, or have some familiarity with the French language, as we want our students to improve their fluency.
The purpose of the trip to France is to have your children experience France like a typical French teenager: they will attend classes at a Holy Cross high school, will live with French families and will consume (both literally and figuratively) French culture. Our students will also visit Paris—any trip to France must, of course, include The City of Light—and visit Le Mans (where Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau founded the Congregation of Holy Cross.)
In order to access the application for this exchange, please click here: