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CAVILAM Adult Immersion Program



Calendar May 31, 2018 , runs for 1 week

Program Dates- August 4-20, 2018

Learn French in the heart of France!

Bon Voyage offers an immersion program in France with CAVILAM-Alliance Française of Vichy.  Located in the Auvergne region, this school is the ideal place to learn French while enjoying the French lifestyle. 

Adults in the program live with a host family, attend daily classes with other adults learning French, and participate in cultural enrichment activities throughout the region organized by CAVILAM.  Adults also have the option to spend a few days in Paris at the end of the program with Bon Voyage director Elizabeth Porter.  

Price includes EVERYTHING!  Airfare on Delta Airlines, train from Paris to Vichy, all program tuition, meals while in Vichy, all tours and accommodations. You also have the option to arrange your own airfare if you choose!  One year of continuing French courses with Bon Voyage French School is also included.

Our teen program runs during these same dates, so this is a great opportunity to travel with your teen or tween!  The tween and teen programs accept students as young as 10!  (note, for this program family members will not be allowed to stay in the same host family because this is a full immersion experience.  Families who wish to stay together have the option to sign up for our 10 day family program- if you have a tween or teen that is participating, please register the teen or tween in the Cavilam Immersion Program for Teens).

Payment plan available: $600 deposit plus 6 payments of $666.66, paid weekly

CAVILAM Immersion Program for Teens (ages 10-20 years old)


with Elizabeth Porter

Calendar Jan 15, 2018 , runs for 2 weeks



Learn French in the Heart of France

Cost includes airfare, train from Paris to Vichy,  all program tuition, meals, accommodations, activities and tours.  One year of continuing French courses through Bon Voyage French School are also included.

Students ages 10-16 participate in the junior program- 16 to 20 participate in the intensive program.  Students live with host families, attend classes, and participate in cultural enrichment activities organized by the school.  Students then spend two days at the end of the trip in Paris with our program director Elizabeth Porter and program adult chaperones.

 If you are an ADULT PARTICIPANT (21 or older) registering with a minor, please register yourself under the Adult program.

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! 

 If you would like to pay by check or pay on a different payment schedule, and/or you plan to fundraise,  click on "Pay in full" then on the checkout screen- check « pay by check » at the checkout.  You will be invoiced on a different payment schedule than the one set here. You will still be able to pay with a credit card, you will just be sent invoices manually instead of the system automatically debiting your card.  

Payment plan available: $600 deposit plus 5 payments of $800.00, paid weekly

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CAVILAM Intensive Teacher Training



Calendar Aug 4, 2018 , runs for 2 weeks

Bon Voyage French school offers a variety of teacher language and training opportunities, including a one or two week Intensive Teacher Training at CAVILAM during the dates of our teen program!

The teacher program is for French teachers who would like to train in CAVILAM's FLE method and who would like to connect with French teachers from all over the world.

CAVILAM's program is specific for French teachers, as it is conducted all in French, however, the methods taught at CAVILAM can be used to teach any language.  During the training you will pick from an "à la carte menu" of classes which include methods, ideas, games, and use of technology in the classroom.  The program will be sent to you when it becomes available in early 2018 so you can start planning your classes!  You will be given many resources and materials to take home, as well as being able to preview and take home samples of textbooks, music, and more!

At the end of the training you will receive a certificate from CAVILAM.  

Cost of the program includes:

-Round trip airfare to Paris 

- Round trip train from Paris to Vichy

- CAVILAM Tuition

- Accommodation in a French host family

- Breakfast and dinner daily in the host family in Vichy

- 2 Days in Paris with the student group at the end of the trip 


Price listed here is for the two week program.  You will use this same form to register for the one week program.  When you select one week, the price will adjust for the one week program. 




Payment plan available: $600 deposit plus 6 payments of $533.33, paid weekly

SUMMER Family Immersion Program


with Elizabeth Porter

Calendar Jun 16, 2018 , runs for 1 week

In addition to our immersion program for teens in Vichy, France, we also offer other educational travel opportunities to individuals and families. Our next trip offering will be our Spring into  Worldschooling in Vichy scheduled for March 24-April 3rd with a few days in Paris at the end of the trip. (Dates are tentative)Our Intro to Worldschooling is an educational trip designed for families with children by our immersion partner - CAVILAM Vichy.  This program is PHENOMENAL.  Families are placed with host families, so you spend your week living in a real French home.  Children and adults are given French courses in the mornings and then different activities and excursions are organized in the afternoons, with evenings free! 


Cost is per person.  Program members get a $250 discount.


If you would like to pay on a different payment plan, please click "pay in full" and then "pay by check" on the checkout page.  You will be invoiced by the following payment schedule:

Registration- January 15th

Half balance - March 15th

Full balance- May 1st

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