Qui est ISE?• Intercultural Student Experiences, a nonprofit educational organization since 1972• Strong emphasis on language and cultural immersion• Mission: To inspire and educate students of the world through experiential learning across cultures.
Pourquoi ISE?• 40 years of experience and knowledgeable staff• 24-hour on-call emergency phone while group is abroad• Health and trip cancellation insurance coverage• ISE Student Code of Conduct• Financial aid• Classroom preparatory study materials
Comment préparer le voyage?• As a group we’ll get familiar with Switzerland and the places we’ll visit: • Classroom discussions • Learn about culture, customs, traditions with assistance from ISE Beyond the Classroom Wiki • Internet research for trip• Seek out additional opportunities to practice French
Quoi faire en Suisse?Visit the Gruyère cheese factory and enjoy a raclette lunch in the village of Gruyère
Quoi faire en Suisse?See the Château de Chillon in Montreux
Quoi faire en Suisse?Visit the Cailler chocolate factory
Quoi faire en Suisse?• See the Musée de l’Alimentation in Vevey• Visit the United Nations and the Red Cross Museum
Pourquoi habiter dans une famille d’accueil suisse?• To fulfill ISE’s commitment to offer studentscultural immersion opportunities abroad• Opportunity for students to observe and partakein daily life in Switzerland
La vie suisse• French families live in rural & urban areas around Geneva• Every student will have a host sibling that is 1-3 years older or younger than him/her• If school is in session, students will likely have the opportunity to attend school with their host siblings• Families typically live in condominiums
Plus sur la vie suisse• Swiss families eat bread(baguette) with every meal• Dinner is sacred familytime and everyone must bepresent before meal begins• Top 3 dinner table topics:news, politics, and soccer!• Every meal starts or endswith cheese – and with 365varieties, there’s one foreach day of the year!
La façon dont ISE sélectionne les familles d’accueil• ISE Family Stay Coordinator is a retired English teacher who is very active in his community. He has been working with ISE since 1982.• Host families must pass a phone or in-person interview and home visits may occur prior to acceptance• All families live in Geneva or its suburbs
Plus d’informations sur les familles d’accueil• Expected to provide room, board, and genuine cultural experience for student• ISE traveler might share a room with a host sibling of the same gender, but is required to have his/her own bed• Students matched only with families who have a child of the same gender (i.e. American girl hosted by a Swiss family with a daughter)
Renseignements sur le voyage• Program travel dates• Approximate price • *Fuel surcharges now included in price • Add-on’s • Trip inclusions and exclusions
L’assurance médicale et de responsabilité civile•Included in program price•$50,000 maximumcoverage•Coverage details availableon ISE website
L’assurance d’annulation du voyage • Included in price • Valid for cancellation due to medical issues affecting participants or immediate family • $1,000 max coverage • ISE Cancellation Protection Plan
Les dates de paiementpour les voyages de printempsSpring Programs Early Bird registration deadline: June 15 Final registration deadline: October 1June 15 (Early Bird) $500October 1 (final) Due with program applicationNovember 1 $800December 1 $800January 15 Balance
Les dates de paiement pour les voyages d’été Early Bird registration deadline: June 15Summer Programs Final registration deadline: October 15June 15 (Early Bird) $500October 15 (final) Due with program applicationNovember 15 $1000January 15 $1000March 15 Balance
Créer un plan de paiement• Consider financial aid & fundraising• ISE Early Bird Discount: save $200• Participate in ISE’s US Hosting Program and receive a discount on your own ISE trip
L’assistance financière • ISE provides need- based financial aid • Financial Aid Grant Calculator and Application on website
Comment s’inscrire?• Student Application• Code of Conduct signed by participant & parent/guardian• Family Stay Application in French• $500 deposit check• Save $200 with Early Bird sign-up by June 15th• Send “Dear Host Family” letters and photos by fall enrollment deadline• Don’t forget to apply for your passport!
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Résumé des informations importantes• ISE’s Switzerland program provides language and cultural immersion in a real life setting• ISE’s valuable family stay experience cannot be obtained through a tour only program• ISE’s Early Bird sign up allows you to save $200 if you register by June 15 and it gives you a lot of time to fundraise and save A bientôt en Suisse!