API offers a wonderful opportunity to be fully immersed in the French culture, living with a family who is eager to improve their conversational English skills. Tutors not only live with their famille française, but also set aside 15 hours per week to lead more structured conversation lessons. As the larger and more well-known cities of France are competitive placements, most tutors are placed in small cities and towns across the country.

Whether it’s gastronomic greatness, artistic endeavor or cultural cachet you’re looking for, there’s no doubt that France still sits right at the top of the European heap. France is the country for which the word chic was invented – seductive and aloof, old-fashioned and forward-looking, but always characterized by a certain je ne sais quoi. France is Europe’s most diverse, tasty, and, in many ways, exciting country to explore. It’s a multifaceted cultural fondue. France is nearly as big as Texas, with 60 million people and more than 500 different cheeses.

This country features three distinct mountain ranges (the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Central), the Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, cosmopolitan cities, and sleepy villages. From its Swiss-like Alps to its molto Italian Riviera, and from the Spanish Pyrenees to das German Alsace, you can stay in France, feel like you’ve sampled much of Europe, and never be more than a short stroll from a good vin rouge.

"The limits exist only in the minds of those who cannot dream." - Philippe Petit - French Daredevil