The Bon Voyage 2018 Immersion Class 

Each year we have a talented group of students who make the commitment to our Immersion Program.  The Immersion class spends the school year working toward, preparing for, and acquiring skills to travel to our partner school, CAVILAM, in Vichy, France. Students apply to be accepted into the Immersion Program. They must commit to a year of travel education, leadership and team building activities, and community service. Upon returning to the United States, students are expected work in Bon Voyage French School community programs and mentor students in the following class year.

These students are chosen based on recommendations from teachers and other community members.  Not only are they traveling to France to learn about French culture and improve their language skills, they are using French as a way to communicate with people from over 120 nationalities. They are learning skills to be good ambassadors for America, they are expected to positively represent the United States while abroad.

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Each of these students is working to pay the cost of their trips.  If you would like to donate to or sponsor a specific student,  please click the button under their profiles.  You can also donate to the whole class!

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Harli S.

Harli is a 14 year old freshmen from Hanford High School and  a first year French student. She enjoys playing softball, traveling, and food. Harli wants to be a creator when she is older. She is excited to attend CAVILAM to learn more about French culture and improve her French.

Harli is in the junior program.

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Mariah G.

Mariah is 15 years old and a Sophomore at Hanford High School and is a second year French student. She has an interest in animals and plants and wants to be a botanist when she gets older. She is excited to attend CAVILAM to improve her French and get to know French culture.

Mariah is in the junior program.

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Dylan H.

Dylan is 17 and a junior at Delta High School. He enjoys gymnastics, math, and movies. Dylan wants to be a pediatrician when he gets older. Dylan is currently studying Spanish but is interested in learning French in France this summer. He is excited to experience French culture and he says the food is an added bonus.

Dylan is in the Intensive program

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Daniel P.

Daniel is 9 years old and in 3rd grade at Orchard Elementary School. Daniel’s interests include playing Minecraft, writing stories, and he loves dogs. Daniel attended summer camp in France last summer and is excited to be old enough to take part in the junior program this year. Daniel speaks French very well already and is looking forward to learning how to read and write in French.

Daniel is in the junior program.

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Jacob W.

Jacob is 15 and a sophomore at Richland High School. He is a third year French student. He enjoys playing video games and soccer. He is excited to go to CAVILAM because he believes it will a unique experience in learning French language and culture first hand.

Jacob is in the junior program.

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Claudia F.

Claudia is a freshmen at Richland High School. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and just started learning French this year. She enjoys playing the piano, painting, and building metal figures called “mecanos.” Claudia loves languages and when she gets older she wants to be a translator.  She is excited to experience French culture and the French way of life.

Claudia is in the junior program.

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Hannah N.

Hannah is 18 and a senior at Richland High School. Hannah’s interests include singing, playing guitar, and listening to music. She is excited to travel to France and attend CAVILAM because she sees this as an incredible opportunity to improve her French and learn about French culture.

Hannah is in the Intensive program.

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Lucas M.

Lucas is 15 and in 9th grade at Richland High School. He is a first year French student. His interests include reading, writing, history and prehistory, drawing, painting, sculpting, science, plants, film making, design, and costume making. Ever since he was young he wanted to learn French and travel to another country. He says he never believed it would actually happen and believes that studying at CAVILAM is a chance to fulfill his dream.

Lucas is in the junior program.

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Sam W.

Sam is 15 years old and in 10th grade at Richland High School. She is interested in softball, art, and bowling. She wants to be a doctor when she is older. She is excited to study at CAVILAM to improve her French.

Sam is in the junior program.

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Lyric M.

Lyric is 11 years old.

Lyric is in the junior program.

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Levi M.

Levi is 15 and a sophomore at Richland High School. He is a second year French student. His interests include music, reading, and writing. He is excited to go to CAVILAM to improve his French.

Levi is in the junior program.

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Dakota I.

Dakota is a 15 year old freshmen at Hanford High School and a first year French student. His interests include French, beekeeping, metal work, wood work, and cats. He wants to be a businessman or pilot when he gets older. He is excited to study at CAVILAM because he likes to travel and he wants to improve his language skills.

Dakota is in the junior program.