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.
The 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.