Twenty French teens from professional French families (ages 14-18) will be coming to the Atlanta area from July 6-26 and retired French teacher Linda Farmer (she taught both French and English at Lassiter High School for 24 years until she retired in 2008) is looking for host families who will show their student warmth and hospitality. These French teens from Paris to Provence want to experience American life first-hand and to be totally immersed in the English language. Ms. Farmer, along with a French chaperone, will oversee the program. “This is a wonderful opportunity,” says Farmer, “for Atlanta-area families to add an international dimension to their lives with many far-reaching benefits.”

LEC (Loisirs Culturels à l’étranger), the Paris-based sponsor, provides these students with comprehensive medical insurance and gives host families compensation for room and board. All come with ample spending money for expenses outside of the home and each has had three to six years of English depending on age. No French language skills are needed!

Applications are now being accepted. For more information, contact Linda Farmer at [email protected] or 770-973-2452; and/or visit


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