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Educational School trips

Often called « mini-stays », these trips take place during the school term, at the initiative of a teacher or an educational institution. They are subject to the regulations of the national Ministry of Education and to prior authorisation of the Head of School.

Students holding folders at college corridorThe mini-stay generally lasts from one day to one week and may include five school days. It may be for a longer period and may overlap with the school holidays.

The mini-stay may be organized for linguistic purposes (for instance in a country the language of which is taught by the school). A mini-stay may also have a strong cultural and pedagogical interest and then take place in a country or in a region of France that offers such interest. The member organization provides the teachers with all the assistance required for a successful educational project.

The mini-stay generally includes lodging with a family, visits and excursions, meals and sometimes language courses or other activities. It is organised within a framework of official regulations for the supervision of participants. Travel is usually by bus, sometimes by plane or train.

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