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Au Pair in France

I had made up my mind to go to France for the summer, after years of studying French, I knew that the only way I would ever really learn was to go there and be forced to speak it. I was attracted to the South, as like most youth, the beach and sun are summer necessities, and on a recommendation of a friend, I chose Montpellier, as a small but lively city with tons of other students. Originally I had thought to enter into a language program at either a university or language school, but after a tenuous search online, I was astounded and highly disappointed at the summer prices for such a program. I am, after all, a student, i.e. I run on very little money. But determined, I kept up my search for another option. And I found it in the French-American Center. A program that would match me with a family; where I would work part time as an au pair, in exchange for free room and board, a weekly stipend, and several hours of intensive language classes at the French-American Center each week - not to mention the perfect opportunity to practice my French. Needless to say, I jumped at the idea and applied.

Nervous to live with a family for two months, whom I had never met, I flew over to France. What I entered into was a whole new world and life for me. And I can only say lovely things about it. I found the exact family I had hoped for, one who loved their children, and loved being a family. I found parents who were set upon making my two month sojourn a wonderful time. While caring for a thirteen year-old and a six month old baby may seem a bit of a daunting task, they were both absolutely great with me. I found a very polite and enthusiastic little friend in the thirteen year-old, and the most smiley of babies you could ask for. I highly recommend this program.

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4, rue Saint Louis | 34000 Montpellier
tel: +33.(0)


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Heures d'ouverture - du Lundi au Vendredi de 9h00 à 12h et de 14h à 18h00, renseignements sur place sur rendez-vous

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  • Réunion d'information pour le programme Camp America
    Jeudi 14 Décembre 2017 à 18h au French American Center
    Rencontrer des personnes qui ont déjà participé au programme, pour rencontrer notre équipe et pour vous renseigner sur tous les détails du programme
    Plus d'infos sur le programme Camp America
  • Christmas Kids Workshop
    Mercredi 20 Décembre 2017 de 12h15 à 13h30 au French American Center
    Atelier créatif et déjeuner sur le thème de Noël pour les enfants
  • Christmas Party
    Jeudi 21 Décembre 2017 à 19h00 au French American Center
    Apportez un petit cadeau et fêtons Noël ensemble selon la tradition Américaine
  • Happy New Year : Apéritif et Quiz
    Jeudi 11 Janvier 2018 à 19h00 au French American Center
    Venez partager vos meilleurs voeux et nouvelles résolutions en anglais 
  • Assemblée Générale de l'Association
    Vendredi 12 Janvier à 18h00 au French American Center
    4, Rue St Louis.
  • Valentine's Day
    Mercredi 14 Février 2018 à 19h00 au French American Center
    Partageons ensemble cette belle soirée dédiée à l'amour
  • Stella Adler Event
    Jeudi 22 Fevrier 2018 à 19h00 au French American Center
    Venez découvrir les intrigues de la grande dame Stella Adler, prof de Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Mark Ruffalo entre autres
  • St. Patrick’s Day
    Jeudi 15 Mars 2018 à 19h00 au French American Center
    Présentation de l’histoire de la Saint Patrick avec des jeux typiques, quiz et apéritif. N’oubliez pas de porter un vêtement verts
  • Easter Potluck Party
    Jeudi 22 Mars 2018 à 19h00 au French American Center
    Venez découvrir ce que les cloches ont apportées au French-American Center. Préparez et partagez votre plat préféré et présentez-nous votre recette en anglais !
  • Plus d'infos sur The Apéritif Party


  • Du 23 Dec 2017 au 2 Janvier 2018 inclus

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