Testimonials

quote-open This summer I spent 10 days in the Loire Valley with a family of 7 (5 children), in order to improve my spoken French. I am taking French A-Level and hope to study it at university. My prior understanding of the language was already quite good but this experience allowed me to practise speaking in a friendly environment. In addition to this, I had a one-hour lesson every day, in which I focused on grammar and literature (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme). For me, learning a language is also about understanding a culture and its history. During this trip, I was lucky enough to see various sites in the area. Together with my host family, I visited the 15th-century Château de Montreuil-Bellay, Château de Saumur and Saumur’s market on Saturday morning. Having tours of the castles in French coupled with speaking the language to the locals, undoubtedly improved my fluency too. I feel very grateful to have felt so welcome at this family’s home and to have got on so well with the young children.quote-close
Happy homestay student reports on her visit to Saumur,  France July 2017

quote-open Our two daughters have used En Famille Overseas regularly for more than 10 years, and have always found the home stays in France and Spain to be hugely beneficial for their language and cultural experiences.  The families have been well chosen by En Famille Overseas, the teaching excellent (from GCSEs up to Oxbridge entrance level) and our girls have often asked to return to the same families the following year as the visits have been such a success! I can highly recommend En Famille Overseas for language students at all levels.quote-close
Satisfied Mother of two daughters following successful trip Spring 2016

quote-open Our trip to La Rochelle with En Famille Overseas was an enormous success.  The students loved staying in their host families and as well as a valuable cultural exchange it was an opportunity to take some risks and have a go at the language in a relaxed homely environment.  As a result their confidence in speaking French greatly improved!quote-close
Head of French Department from a college that travelled with En Famille Overseas Summer 2016

quote-open Our two daughters have used En Famille Overseas regularly for more than 10 years, and have always found the home stays in France and Spain to be hugely beneficial for their language and cultural experiences. The families have been well chosen by EFO, the teaching excellent (from GCSEs up to Oxbridge entrance level) and our girls have often asked to return to the same families the following year as the visits have been such a success! I can highly recommend EFO for language students at all levels. quote-close
CK

quote-open Harry’s Italian teacher wrote to say that she is very much more confident and is delighted with her progress. quote-close
J LG: Florence, Italy

quote-open Alice’s trip to La Rochelle was a huge success so thank you for all your help. quote-close
SE: La Rochelle, France

quote-open I gained more knowledge of French culture and insights into the French outlook on life in one week than in several years of study in the UK. quote-close
MA, Normandy

quote-open This was a truly unparalleled opportunity to experience daily life with a French family and the community in which they live. quote-close
MA, Normandy

quote-open Loved it all – I felt at home by the second day – I hope I see them all again! quote-close
HM Brittany

quote-open This was an invaluable experience. The family couldn’t have made me feel more at home. My French has improved hugely; better yet, I had time to understand and utilise the things I had learnt. quote-close
CC, French Alps

quote-open If asked to rate my stay out of 10, I would produce a rating of 12 out of 10! quote-close
CR Nice, France

quote-open Absolutely everything was wonderful…. I was really made to feel part of the family …. Food was wonderful ….I am now much more confident with my French, thank you! quote-close
CB Nantes

quote-open The family obviously enjoyed having students in their home and gave me an incredibly enjoyable ten days. quote-close
SO La Rochelle

quote-open I found when back in England that my Spanish was much better than other boys in my class. quote-close
CB Barcelona, Spain