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Study aboard during your Transition Year in 2019 and improve your French language skills. This secondary school program in Rouen is run by the number one, award-winning French Language School in France called French in Normandy. Their teaching methods are being used all over the world to teach foreign students how to speak French.

Rouen is the capital of the beautiful and historic region of Normandy. Only 1 hr from Paris by train and famous for its art, cinema, fashion, food and culture. To top it all off, Rouen is close to the coast and the famous beaches of Normandy.

As part of the Secondary School Programme, students spend the first two weeks studying French, taught by highly qualified French tutors in our affiliated language school, French in Normandy. There are 25 hrs of classes per week included in the initial two weeks. These first two weeks are crucial in preparing students for their life as a student in Rouen. You will improve your French comprehension and expression before being completely immersed into your Secondary School Programme. 

Following the initial two week period, students spend between two weeks and ten months in their allocated Secondary School. Here they will attend mainstream classes such as Science and Geography alongside native speaking students. 

There will be an orientation included for each student to help them adjust to their new surroundings.

To make sure our students get the most out of the course, we include 3 x private lessons per week in French in Normandy. This allows students to improve their French at a faster rate. It also allows French in Normandy to keep in touch with students and check on their progress. 

It's not all work work work though! During your stay, you will get the opportunity to join in with activities with your new friends, arranged by the language school including: 

  • Sporting activities

  • Visits to local Rouen museums

  • Visits to local radio or TV stations

  • Visits to Rouen’s horticultural gardens and other sights

And at weekends, the language school arranges excursions to: 

  • Mont St Michel, WW2 Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Giverny, Etretat, Dieppe, Caen, Camembert

  • Theatre and cinema

  • Biking in the mountains

Don't delay, organise your Transition Year abroad now!

Dates & Prices

Dates 2019/2020

Please contact the team for information on available dates - [email protected]


€990 per week for the first 2 weeks then €800 per week for every week after the second

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The maximum stay is for the full academic year (10 months). Prices for more than 8 weeks and further information are available on request. 

Price includes: 

  • Emergency Contact 24/7
  • 1 x full day excursion every Saturday
  • 3x Private French lessons per week
  • Transfers to/from the airport in Paris
  • Home Stay Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Local bus pass for the duration of stay
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion

The Language School has a cultural programme that runs daily. This programme is not exclusive to Stein Study.

Price does not include: 

  • 24/7 supervision
  • Flights
  • Spending money
  • Travel Insurance

Optional extras: 

  • One to One lessons - €55 per lesson
  • Additional private lessons - €55 per lesson
  • Local Gym - €140 per month
  • Golf lessons - €180 for 2 lessons
  • Round of Golf - €90 per round
  • Tennis lessons - €50 per lessons

School holidays 2019


How to book

To book, please click on the Book Now button and fill out your details.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with the following information:

If booking outside 8 weeks, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable holding deposit of €500. Once we have this information, we will send you forms for completion, an invoice and flight details for you to book.

  • Name of course

  • Parent's full name, phone number and email

  • Student's full name, date of birth, Irish school, email and phone number

  • Any medical/food requirements

  • Course start date

  • Course length

  • Accommodation choice (if applicable to course)

  • Any optional extras

  • Special requests

  • If travelling with a friend and whether they would like to share accommodation

Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure


Students stay with local families vetted and chosen by the language school 'French in Normandy'. Students will have their own room and their own bathroom in most cases. The Home Stay Families chosen by French in Normandy are of a much higher standard than most other locations. As Rouen does not receive many language tourists, the Hosts are taking students for the right reasons.  

We realise that Home Stay accommodation is not for everyone. If you select this type of accommodation, you will need to be open-minded and realise that you may not benefit from all your creature comforts. You have to be willing to practice your French no matter how bad you may think it is! You will have breakfast and dinner with your Host as well as lunch on the weekends. Whilst you are in the language school you will need to buy your own lunch. When you are at the French Secondary School, you will have lunch in the canteen (included). 

Daily transportation to and from the school is also included. Transport on arrival from Paris airport to Rouen is provided. 

Sample week

*Subject to change. Some activities may have an additional cost.


General classes

General classes

Private French class


General classes

General classes



General classes

General classes

Private French class


General classes

General classes

Private French class


General classes and FLE class

General classes and activities



Excursion to WW2 landing beaches


Free time with host family

School Introduction Video

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Students will stay In Home Stay Accommodation with a well vetted and carefully chosen local family close to the language school and secondary school

You will be placed with a host family within walking distance or easy bus route distance from the schools. You will get given a local bus pass for the duration of your stay.

No, flights are not included. You will need to arrange your own flights. The closest airport is Paris

Students can opt to share a room with a friend or can be placed with another student if they have traveled alone. Staying with a student who you didn’t know before your trip is a great way to widen your circle of friends while getting the chance to practice your language skills with new people

You can fly out on the Sunday before your start date. Anytime between September and March.

All other meals are included in the cost. But you will need money for socialising and shopping during your time away

Having a foundation of conversational French is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses but even less advanced students will see their fluency flourish in a short space of time during this immersive experience

Transfer between Paris airport and your accommodation is provided on arrival and departure

It is recommended that you stay for at least 6 weeks up to 10 months (full academic year)