Visitez la France 2016!

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Old and new TES French students 2015-2016!

The next school year will be thrilling for High School French students and 9th graders in The English School. We are continuing an exchange program with the Jean XXIII high school European section in Quintin, Brittany, France in May 2016, during the HS exam week of term V.

Turning pioneer work into a tradition

This is a second round of an exchange program that started in spring 2014 with the first group of TES students visiting Quintin, staying in families, making a bunch of excursions and culinary discoveries and putting their French in practice. TES received French students in February 2015. Now it's our turn again to go! This is an occasion for 10 to 25 HS & 9th grade French students to have a cosy experience of an international exchange and daring those language barriers!

Fundraising in process

To fund this we have applied for a grant from the Board of Education. The answers for the application will come during the summer – at best, the final costs could be very low, at worst, we will do more fund raising to help families to pay the rest.


Here is an approximate count of costs to cover, per student for a 6 day stay in Quintin:


300€ (max) Flights Helsinki-Paris-Helsinki

150€ Roissy bus+ Train Paris – Quintin – Paris

Accomodation in families

Food at Jean XXIII, in families

100€ Tours in Brittany

40€ Travel insurance for exemple / week at Lähi-Tapiola, but prices vary. A child under 16 travelling without parents needs his own insurance.


Receiving guests in Helsinki in fall 2014:

Accomodation in families

Food at TES, in families


Total 590€

Optional visit to Paris

If the group decides to extend the trip with a couple of nights in Paris, it will cost some more. We will put up the program listening to the wishes of the participants.


30€ / night Hostel CISP Maurice Ravel / Kellerman

30-40€/day Eating out

20€ Guided tour on a boat

13€ Entrance for Eiffel Tower

? € Other possible visits?

FREE Museum visits


approximately + 200€


These prices are susceptible for change according to changes in prices for flights etc.

Meeting for students & parents to discuss trip & fundraising for Quintin & Paris 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 5:30pm

17 Valimotie

Discussing program & funding for 2016 exchange trip to Quintin.


If any questions, please contact Leena Liimatainen leena.liimatainen@engs.fi