French Exchange to Lyon

By Madeleine Bishop, Student, 30 September 2015

College students prepare for a day's lessons at the Lycee in Lyon

This year's French Exchange to Lyon has been a great success! The trip lasted ten days and we spent the vast majority of this immersed in the French culture and language.  The city of Lyon is a beautiful and diverse place to stay and the French correspondents very welcoming and friendly.  Whilst subject to extremely high temperatures (Southern France was in the midst of "la canicule", a heat wave period in which temperatures reach the high thirties) students managed to gain useful experience speaking French and enjoy themselves while doing it.  One student commented that "The families are really welcoming and make an effort to put you at ease" while others praised the range of delicious French food that the host families cooked for them!