What a fabulous experience - your support and advice couldn't have been better. We are very grateful to you for the entire organization and I will not hesitate to recommend you to future families who want their children to live this adventure of not only learning a language, but also learning to live with other cultures, which is very, very enriching.
Thanks for having Pierre and taking such great care of him. The photos are great - says he's having a great time.
Hi Mairi, happy to have her home, but she had a great experience with you guys. We are very happy.
If you’re looking for an enriching TY Experience in France or French gap year for your teen, you’ve come to the right place!
Transition Year, or TY Experience in France by Mairi Murphy, features:
- Home stay & high school experiences on the Côte d'Azur
- Boarding school experiences in Savoie, Haute Savoie, Normandy, Provence or the Loire Valley
- Summer language courses on the Med with beach activities & water sports, in the Swiss Alps with Ski/ mountain sports & many more...
Do you want to start the booking process?
To start booking your TY Experience in France, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form, and Mairi will revert with next steps.
French Boarding School Options
Where: Savoie, Haute Savoie, Provence, Normandy, Paris, Alsace or the Loire Valley
Minimum Stay: 1 week depending on schools but normally 1 month
Cost: From 2.163€ / month (depending on level of French) + fixed extras (300€)
Optional extras: Ski forfeit if skiing in the Alps
French School Placement & Home Stay TY Experience
Where: Côte d'Azur
Minimum stay: 4 weeks
Cost: From 2.700€ (month)
NB: this offer is temporarily suspended due to the impact from COVID. Unfortunately not running for 2023/24 but some of the boarding schools offer host families, ask Mairi for this optionn if you're keen.
French Summer Language Courses
Where: Côte d'Azur, Atlantic coast, the Alpes, Loire Valley...
When: Month of July, exact dates on request
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks, arrival Sundays, departure Saturdays
Costs: 690€/ week (residential), 740€/ week (homestay)
- Tuition (15 hours of French per week)
- Accommodation in the selected option and all meals
- Two excursions per week in the afternoon
- One full-day excursion on Saturday
- All social and leisure activities
- Bed linen
Extras: From 180€, return, for airport transfer & depends on age of student
Outwith holiday season, language courses available on request
Are you looking for a Spanish TY Experience?
Whether you're looking for a full immersion into a Spanish boarding school or perhaps a bilingual option, we can arrange! Click the button on the right to learn more.
Are you looking for a Canadian TY Experience?
If you're searching for a personal development experience in English (or French!), combined with a specific sport like ski, soccer, basketball, golf and many more, we can make that happen. Learn more more in our Canadian TY Experiences page.