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 able to sponsor you if you are not currently enrolled in a university program or attend a university without a gap year procedure in place.

College credits are available for your time abroad. Learn more here.

*If you are a Canadian citizen, university deferment is not required.

Program Highlights:

  • 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!

Trip Details

Dates: August 2023 - June 2024

Program Costs in $USD:


  • Program fee: $6,995 – Administrative fee for program setup, locating a school, visa assistance, orientation, and support throughout the program.


  • 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 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 for more info.

Program Timeline

  • 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

  • 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, including your deferment letter.

  • June-July: Apply for your visa in person at a VFS Global centre.

  • End of July: Make final payment & participate in virtual orientation.

  • August: Participate in our 3-day in person orientation in Angers, France!

  • Arrive at your host school end of August to get settled before school starts in France!