Choosing to stay in a French Host Family is the way to go if you really want to improve in French as much as possible during your language stay. Staying with a French host family provides a complete language immersion experience where you get the chance to improve in French, even outside of your regular French language courses. You will have additional opportunities to practice your French while sharing meals with the family and it is also a fantastic way of discovering the French way of life and French culture.
IFALPES’ Host Families are selected with the greatest care to make your stay a successful linguistic and cultural experience. Most of IFALPES’ host families have been hosting students for many years and are very experienced. They all meet our various selection criteria (Charter and Rules): a real sense of hospitality, a warm, clean and welcoming home, and a good location with easy access to the city centre. The families live close to IFALPES French language school or are just a short bus (35 minutes maximum).