YFU France

YFU France

More than 60 years ago, YFU was born in the USA and it’s been 50 years since YFU France allows young people to come to France and experience the culture. All these years YFU and YFU France managed to accumulate experience and expertise in order to help provide the best environment for high school students in search for unique opportunities and aboard experience.

Studying in France

Primary and secondary education is run by the Ministry of Education. The secondary education is provided for students with ages between 15 and 18. The school year lasts from the beginning of September to the end of June with 8 weeks of holiday throughout the academic year. For most young French students, school takes an important place in their lives because they spend most of the day in school. It may be, for example, that your classes begin at 8:30 am and will end at 5:30pm. The lunch break will be held in the cafeteria, where you will exchange ideas, laugh and have fun together with your colleagues.
High school is divided into two, depending on the subjects the student wants to study:

  • general and technological
  • professional

Contact the YFU France team to see if and how you could take part in an exchange programme in France and start one of the best adventures of your life.

About France

Probably the most know country in the world, the French Republic is a western European state with a population of 66 million inhabitants. They were the first promoters of the human rights and their national motto is "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity". The country has an extraordinary large variety of landscapes and a temperate climate making it easy to enjoy the four seasons. There are many things that represent the French culture: places and cities, food and drinks or their rich history but nothing compares with the experience and the deeper knowledge you can get by living in France as an exchange student. Family is an essential part of life and they usually dine together and talk about their day and parents will always ask their children about school, assignments and friends.

Did you know?

  • France is the most visited country in the world with 85 million tourists in 2013.
  • France still retains 15 territories overseas. This includes Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion and Mayotte.
  • Europe’s highest mountain is in the French Alps. At 4,810m, Mont Blanc takes 10 to 12 hours to climb to the summit.

Contact information

YFU France
Address: 18, Place de la Résistance,
37000 Tours,

Tel: +33 2 47 70 26 10
Fax: +33 2 47 05 17 61