FRASSATI INTERNATIONAL

50 & 90 Rue Monseigneur Rodhain,
88800 Mandres-Sur-Vair

 

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FRASSATI INTERNATIONAL

© 2007 — 2022

FRENCH LANGUAGE IMMERSION AT THE HEART OF VOSGES MOUNTAINS

Give your teen the opportunity to learn authentic French and gain new friends & adventures through an immersive experience in a Christian private boarding school, at the heart of Europe’s cultural heritage!

FRENCH LANGUAGE IMMERSION AT THE HEART OF VOSGES MOUNTAINS

Give your teen the opportunity to learn authentic French and gain new friends & adventures through an immersive experience in a Christian private boarding school, at the heart of Europe’s cultural heritage!

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FULL IMMERSION IN FRENCH

FULL IMMERSION IN FRENCH

FRASSATI  INTERNATIONAL

Our international students will take intensive, professional French classes in small groups alongside our local students and experience daily life in French through various extracurricular activities as well as living with a French family.

— Our goal?
Have your child achieve total fluency!

Our program primarily aims at fostering our students’ interest in intellectual work. We want them to build positive critical thinking, open up to the world, and develop the ability to interact with others in a friendly environment.

At Frassati International, individuality is seen as a valuable resource, therefore we encourage cultural and religious dialogue and sharing. We need your diversity to grow and better understand the world; whatever your religious background, come as you are!

Our international students will take intensive, professional French classes in small groups alongside our local students and experience daily life in French through various extracurricular activities as well as living with a French family.

Our goal? — Have your child achieve total fluency!

Our program primarily aims at fostering our students’ interest in intellectual work. We want them to build positive critical thinking, open up to the world, and develop the ability to interact with others in a friendly environment.

At Frassati International, individuality is seen as a valuable resource, therefore we encourage cultural and religious dialogue and sharing. We need your diversity to grow and better understand the world; whatever your religious background, come as you are!

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

Join a comprehensive language immersion program: besides French courses, we offer sports activities, theater and filmmaking workshops, as well as cultural trips in France and in the neighboring European countries.


The various after-school activities we offer are aimed at three main objectives:

  • Developing personal qualities such as friendship, team spirit, drive and a passion for growth.

  • Providing opportunities to communicate in French in a friendly and stimulating environment.

  • Broadening the students’ perspective, world view, active knowledge and skills.


Through this deep language immersion experience, students are confronted with real-life situations that require them to use their French language skills, while being supported by a caring and self-paced atmosphere.

MODULAR SCHEDULE

Our immersion program comes in the form of modules, each lasting 5 weeks.

EDUCATION & SPORT3 weeks

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

Join a comprehensive language immersion program: besides French courses, we offer sports activities, theater and filmmaking workshops, as well as cultural trips in France and in the neighboring European countries.


The various after-school activities we offer are aimed at three main objectives:

  • Developing personal qualities such as friendship, team spirit, drive and a passion for growth.

  • Providing opportunities to communicate in French in a friendly and stimulating environment.

  • Broadening the students’ perspective, world view, active knowledge and skills.


Through this deep language immersion experience, students are confronted with real-life situations that require them to use their French language skills, while being supported by a caring and self-paced atmosphere.

MODULAR SCHEDULE

Our immersion program comes in the form of modules, each lasting 5 weeks.

During the first 3 weeks of the module, the daily routine of our international students will revolve around three main components:

 

  • 3 hours: «French as a Second Language» courses — classes tailored to our students’ level and abilities.
  • 2 hours: Specialized French classes — entirely taught in French, including History, Geography, Mathematics, Literature and Economics.
  • 2 hours: Sports activities: rugby, football, french boxing (savate), swimming, kayaking...

EDUCATION & SPORT
3 weeks

During the first 3 weeks of the module, the daily routine of our international students will revolve around three main components:

 

  • 3 hours: «French as a Second Language» courses — classes tailored to our students’ level and abilities.
  • 2 hours: Specialized French classes — entirely taught in French, including History, Geography, Mathematics, Literature, and Economics.
  • 2 hours: Sports activities: rugby, football, french boxing (savate), swimming, kayaking...

Our students will spend 2 weekends per module under the care of a French family, thus giving them the opportunity to discover our lifestyle and customs while practicing spoken French in real-life situations. The 3 remaining weekends will consist of a visit to Paris and excursions to the stunning natural park of the Vosges.

TAILORED TO THE STUDENT’S LEVEL

French courses are tailored to the student’s level and follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This framework of reference allows us to adapt the progression of language skills to the level of each student.

Everyone is simply encouraged to try their best!

ART1 week

EXCURSIONS1 week

TAILORED TO THE STUDENT’S LEVEL

French courses are tailored to the student’s level and follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This framework of reference allows us to adapt the progression of language skills to the level of each student.

Everyone is simply encouraged to try their best!

  • 8 hours per day
    Our students can choose between theatre* or cinema classes, the outcome being the production of a play or a film respectively.
  • French cities
    Paris, Strasbourg, Nancy, Dijon, Lyon ...
  • European countries
    Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Greece or Italy ...

WEEKENDS

Our students will spend 2 weekends per module under the care of a French family, thus giving them the opportunity to discover our lifestyle and customs while practicing spoken French in real-life situations.

The 3 remaining weekends will consist of a visit to Paris and excursions to the stunning natural park of the Vosges.

EXCURSIONS
1 week

ART
1 week

  • 8 hours per day
    Our students can choose between theatre* or cinema classes, the outcome being the production of a play or a film respectively.
  • French cities
    Paris, Strasbourg, Nancy, Dijon, Lyon ...
  • European countries
    Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Greece or Italy ...

A PROVEN
& REPUTABLE SCHOOL 


Our international students join a private boarding school where French students receive outstanding training in preparation for national exams.

Established in 2007, Frassati High School welcomes more than 150 students from all over France every year. Our students achieve excellent academic results in national exams

Over the past 5 years, 99% of our students have passed their A-levels with flying colors.

 



* Our coach is certified by Thealingua, a renowned method of teaching and learning foreign languages through drama

 



* Our coach is certified by Thealingua, a renowned method of teaching and learning foreign languages through drama

A PROVEN & REPUTABLE SCHOOL 


Our international students join a private boarding school where French students receive outstanding training in preparation for national exams. Established in 2007, Frassati High School welcomes more than 150 students from all over France every year. Our students achieve excellent academic results in national exams

Over the past 5 years, 99% of our students have passed their A-levels with flying colors.

SCHOOL'S HONORABLE PATRONS & SUPPORTERS

Some of our supporters and student’s parents

BOY'S FELLOWSHIP  

Our school is not co-educational. We believe that single-sex education allows for greater focus and fosters strong, lasting friendships between teens. However, our language immersion program is open to foreign female students, and we adjust our hosting arrangements accordingly (see Application sec.)

LIMITED ACCESS TO SMARTPHONES

Smartphones and the use of the Internet are limited within the school during the weekdays to minimize distractions. This restriction contributes to a real cultural and language immersion and fosters grounded interpersonal relationships between students.

SCHOOL'S HONORABLE PATRONS & SUPPORTERS

Some of our supporters and student’s parents

BOY'S FELLOWSHIP  

Our school is not co-educational. We believe that single-sex education allows for greater focus and fosters strong, lasting friendships between teens. However, our language immersion program is open to foreign female students, and we adjust our hosting arrangements accordingly (see Application sec.)

Daniel Thiriat,

Mayor of the village
of Mandres-sur-Vair, France

Xavier Palou,

Director of EMD Management School, Marseille, France

AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE
CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

Our students have access to a chapel within our premises and are offered various spiritual activities: catechesis, daily prayer times, masses and other highlights throughout the year.

 

These activities are not mandatory for our international students but provide further opportunities to improve their French skills and experience cultural interactions on a variety of humanistic and traditional Christian culture topics.

LIMITED ACCESS TO SMARTPHONES

Smartphones and the use of the Internet are limited within the school during the weekdays to minimize distractions. This restriction contributes to a real cultural and language immersion and fosters grounded interpersonal relationships between students.

Xavier Palou,

Director of EMD Management School, Marseille, France

Daniel Thiriat,

Mayor of the village
of Mandres-sur-Vair, France

Fabrice Hadjadj,
Director of the Philanthropos Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland

Michel Boyancé,
Dean of the Faculté Libre de Philosophie Comparée, Paris, France

AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE
CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

Our students have access to a chapel within our premises and are offered various spiritual activities: catechesis, daily prayer times, masses and other highlights throughout the year.

 

These activities are not mandatory for our international students but provide further opportunities to improve their French skills and experience cultural interactions on a variety of humanistic and traditional Christian culture topics.

VOSGES MOUNTAINS NATURE RESERVE 

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE NEAR THE CITY OF VITTEL

Michel Boyancé,
Dean of the Faculté Libre de Philosophie Comparée, Paris, France

Fabrice Hadjadj,
Director of the Philanthropos Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland

VOSGES MOUNTAINS NATURE RESERVE 

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE NEAR THE CITY OF VITTEL

Our village, Mandres-sur-Vair, is located in a picturesque French valley, green and peaceful, just a few kilometres away from the city of Vittel. Vittel is internationally known for its mineral water. It is a dynamic town that offers various cultural and sports activities.

We are located in the Vosges, the third most wooded region in France, which boasts a stunning natural environment consisting of world-famous thermal springs, mountains, unspoiled flora, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and pristine fir forests.

FEES 


For your convenience, our package is «all-inclusive»:

  • Full board on students campus (room, all meals, school uniforms, all required books to attend the classes)
  • 3 weeks of intensive French courses (5 hours per day)
  • Various activities with our French students including sports, access to Olympic Preparation Centre in Vittel, and local trips.
  • Cultural excursions in French cities
  • 1 week of travel in neighboring countries
  • 1 week of theatre/cinema workshops with our French students
  • 2 weekends living with a French family
  • 3 weekends of excursions: 1 in Paris and 2 in the splendid natural park of The Vosges
  • Airport transfers


Total price: 2800 € per 5-week module*

The only aspects not covered are those that depend on your country of origin and personal preferences:

  • Visa fees
  • Plane tickets
  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal expenses during the stay


 

* The international students can start modules anytime during the schooling periods (see timings below). The length of the modules can be customized upon request and personal situation.

Our village, Mandres-sur-Vair, is located in a picturesque French valley, green and peaceful, just a few kilometres away from the city of Vittel. Vittel is internationally known for its mineral water. It is a dynamic town that offers various cultural and sports activities.

We are located in the Vosges, the third most wooded region in France, which boasts a stunning natural environment consisting of world-famous thermal springs, mountains, unspoiled flora, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and pristine fir forests.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Hugues Roumier
Development and Recruitement manager
Former student at Pier Giorgio Frassati
Mastery of French and English

info@frassati-international.com 
international.frassati@gmail.com

+33 970 469 480 ūüí¨ Chat on WhatsApp

FEES AND CONTACT


For your convenience, our package is «all-inclusive»:

  • Full board on students campus (room, all meals, school uniforms, all required books to attend the classes)
  • 3 weeks of intensive French courses (5 hours per day)
  • Various activities with our French students including sports, access to Olympic Preparation Centre in Vittel, and local trips.
  • Cultural excursions in French cities
  • 1 week of travel in neighboring countries
  • 1 week of theatre/cinema workshops with our French students
  • 2 weekends living with a French family
  • 3 weekends of excursions: 1 in Paris and 2 in the splendid natural park of The Vosges
  • Airport transfers


Total price: 2800 € per 5-week module*

The only aspects not covered are those that depend on your country of origin and personal preferences:

  • Visa fees
  • Plane tickets
  • Private medical insurance
  • Personal expenses during the stay


 

* The international students can start modules anytime during the schooling periods (see timings below). The length of the modules can be customized upon request and personal situation.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Hugues Roumier
Development and Recruitement manager
Former student at Pier Giorgio Frassati
Mastery of French and English

info@frassati-international.com 
international.frassati@gmail.com

+33 970 469 480 ūüí¨ Chat on WhatsApp

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

CONTACT

 

  • Students age and gender. Our language immersion program welcomes students aged 12 to 20. For practical reasons, and since our school is a boys-only institution, groups of female foreign students wishing to attend a language immersion program should come in groups of at least three. Modalities and details can be discussed with our team upon request.

  • French language level. In order to be successfully immersed in a language, we advise our students to reach a basic level in French (A1) before enrolling.

  • Personal qualifications. Participants must be diligent workers, motivated, and embrace our school’s education program. This program is challenging and requires autonomy and maturity.

    Candidates will be asked to attach a cover letter to their application form. The school director and the coordinator of Frassati International use their discretionary power to accept or decline any application.

  • Health Insurance. All students must come with a European Health Insurance card and/or private insurance valid during the whole length of their stay. This insurance must cover all health emergencies and any accident that may occur during their stay. Proof of insurance will be required before arrival.

  • Payment. If your application is successful, we will send you an invoice for 25% of the total amount of the program to be paid in order to secure enrollment. The rest will be paid upon arrival at our school.

    Payments can be made in EUR, USD, GBP, or any other currencies, upon request to our Project Coordinator and with sufficient notice.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Download the Application From

  2. Print, fill it out, sign and scan to *.pdf file

  3. Use the form below to send us your completed application form ↓
Frassati academic schedule

The French school year begins on September 1 and ends on July 8. There are 36 weeks of schooling. There are 5 vacation periods:

  1. From October 22 to November 7
  2. From December 17 to January 3
  3. From February 11 to February 27  
  4. From April 15 to May 2  
  5. From July 8 to September 1

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Students age and gender. Our language immersion program welcomes students aged 12 to 20. For practical reasons, and since our school is a boys-only institution, groups of female foreign students wishing to attend a language immersion program should come in groups of at least three. Modalities and details can be discussed with our team upon request.

  • French language level. In order to be successfully immersed in a language, we advise our students to reach a basic level in French (A1) before enrolling. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.

  • Personal qualifications. Participants must be diligent workers, motivated, and embrace our school’s education program. This program is challenging and requires autonomy and maturity.

    Candidates will be asked to attach a cover letter to their application form. The school director and the coordinator of Frassati International use their discretionary power to accept or decline any application.

  • Health Insurance. All students must come with a European Health Insurance card and/or private insurance valid during the whole length of their stay. This insurance must cover all health emergencies and any accident that may occur during their stay. Proof of insurance will be required before arrival.

  • Payment. If your application is successful, we will send you an invoice for 25% of the total amount of the program to be paid in order to secure enrollment. The rest will be paid upon arrival at our school.

    Payments can be made in EUR, USD, GBP, or any other currencies, upon request to our Project Coordinator and with sufficient notice.

HOW TO APPLY

 

  1. Download the application from

  2. Print, fill it out, sign and scan form to *.pdf file

  3. Use the form below to send us your completed application form ↓

FAQ

COMMENTS

What does ¬ęFrassati¬Ľ mean?

The figure of Blessed Giorgio Frassati is closely connected to the identity and the educational project of our school.

 

Pier Giorgio Frassati was an Italian student and mountaineer. Pope John Paul II beatified him for his exemplary human and spiritual values.

 

Good humor, benevolence, sportsmanship and commitment are essential aspects that define our core identity and drive our educational project.

COMMENTS

FAQ

What does ¬ęFrassati¬Ľ mean?

The figure of Blessed Giorgio Frassati is closely connected to the identity and the educational project of our school.

 

Pier Giorgio Frassati was an Italian student and mountaineer. Pope John Paul II beatified him for his exemplary human and spiritual values.

 

Good humor, benevolence, sportsmanship and commitment are essential aspects that define our core identity and drive our educational project.

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