Language Assistant Internship
A new language, a new country, a new outlook!
Work in a team and share your interest in language!
Create unforgettable friendships and experiences for a lifetime!
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This gap-year (10-month) program is for students interested in a professional intercultural experience in France.
Most applicants have been accepted into a university program and granted a deferral or are currently enrolled in a university program with department permission to spend a year off campus.
Andégo Internships Abroad is generally able to sponsor you if you are not currently enrolled in a university program or if you attend a university without a gap year procedure in place.
College credits are available for your time abroad. Learn more here.
Assist the English department at your host school plan lessons, lead conversation groups, teach, and lead after-school study groups.
You may be asked to assist with other duties as assigned by the school.
Room and board will be provided by the host school in a local host family, in on-campus dorm-style housing, or in an apartment or studio. All interns will have the option to stay with a local host family on weekends and during school breaks.
Interns receive a monthly stipend (450 euros/month average) provided by the host school.
Travel during school holidays, pursue other activities, or explore your host city!
Earn up to 12 upper-level French credits through Portland State!
Dates: August 2023 - June 2024
Program Costs in $USD:
PAID TO ANDÉGO:
Program fee: $6,995 – Administrative fee for program setup, locating a school, visa assistance, orientation, and support throughout the program.
PURCHASED BY PARTICIPANT:
Passport fee: $145 for new US passport; $130 for renewal. Passport must be valid for 3 months beyond departure date from France.
Schengen Insurance required for visa: $300 (approximate)
Visa fee: $150 (approximate)
Cost of travel to apply for the visa in person at a VFS Global centre.
Round-trip airfare to France
TOTAL COST ~$8000-$9000
You will receive a monthly stipend (~$450 USD/mo) while abroad to help cover personal expenses and travel.
Room and board is provided, cutting out most (if not all) food & lodging costs while abroad (unless traveling).
Needs & merit based scholarships available! Email email@example.com for more info.
Applicants can apply 529 (College Savings Plan) funds to Andégo's program fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
February-March: Submit your initial program application and $500 deposit
March-April: Complete and return detailed application & submit 1st payment (fully refunded if not selected by partner school)
April: Schedule and complete your French Language Interview & request deferment from your university.
May: Find out where you will be placed & submit 2nd payment!
June: After you receive your placement, gather the remaining materials to apply for your visa.
June-July: Apply for your visa in person at a VFS Global Centre (USA) or local French consulate
End of July: Make final payment & participate in virtual orientation.
August: Participate in our 4-day in-person orientation in Angers, France!
Arrive at your host school end of August to get settled before school starts!