CAVILAM has designed a program specific for Bon Voyage!  CAVILAM is located in Vichy, France and is one of the leading French language programs in the world.  CAVILAM is partnered with the Alliance Française to offer a unique immersion experience with intensive French classes for children to young adults!

CAVILAM is offering Bon Voyage French School a two week immersion program.   Students will be escorted to France by Elizabeth Porter!

2018 Program registration IS NOW OPEN!

 Click Register Online!

Trip Dates- August 4-20, 2018


Program prices include  –

  •  Round trip Airfare from Seattle to Paris  (not flying from Seattle?  NO PROBLEM!  We can make arrangements for you to fly from wherever you are! Adults 21 and over have the option to book their own airfare- discount taken directly on the registration form)
  • two week stay with a host family
  • two weeks of intensive French immersion courses (students are placed based on ability and experience)
  • All meals- including lunch in Cavilam’s school restaurant each day
  • Organized and guided  cultural activities  in the afternoons (see list below of examples)
  • Two days in Paris with Bon Voyage leaders
  • One year of continuing French study through Bon Voyage French School.

Non-Refundable Registration fee per student-   $600.00

Program tuition- $4000 per student.  (This amount  is in addition to the non refundable registration fee).

Fundraising and scholarships are available

Examples of Organized cultural activities that are included:
Leave US on Saturday

Arrive in Vichy Sunday

  • Monday- Historical Vichy Visit
  • Tuesday- Introduction to Pétanque in the afternoon
  • Wednesday- Excursion to Clermont-Ferrand
  • Thursday- Regional food tasting
  • Friday- Sports in the afternoon  and dance in the evening
  • Saturday- Historical visit to Bourges
  • Sunday- free time to spend with host family
  • Monday – Touristic visit of Vichy
  • Tuesday – Sports
  • Wednesday- La Chaine du Puys- ancient Roman dome surrounded by volcanoes.
  • Thursday – French cooking class
  • Friday- Evening Dance

Leave Vichy on Saturday

Spend Saturday and Sunday in Paris with BVFS chaperones

Return to the US on Monday

Payment Schedule, Cancelations, and Refund Policy

– Registration fee per person is non-refundable and required in order to secure your registration on this trip.   Registration is $600 

-Early Bird Registration is due no later than January 15, 2018.  Registration closes May 31st or when the trip fills, whichever comes first.

–  This educational travel experience is limited to a small number of particpants and is capped at 30.   Registration will remain open until May 31st or until the spots are filled, whichever comes first. 

–  The registration fee and all payments that have been made are not refundable for any reason.   No replacements or roster changes will be made after June 1, 2018

– Fundraising opportunities are available 

 Your signed registration form, waiver, and  registration fee payment are acknowledgment that you have read, understand, and agree with the cancelation and refund policy.


Ready to Register?  

Once in the course catalog, click on Immersion Travel Programs