The mission of VIE has always been, and remains, the promotion of intercultural understanding between French and American students and families through student travel programs and family stay opportunities.
For over 40 years, VIE has helped educators provide their students with transformative immersive linguistic and cultural experiences in France.
VIE’s staff members are full-time experts on travel to France, French customs and culture, and share your enthusiasm pour all things French!
VIE organizes travel to France exclusively. Put our vast network of contacts throughout France -both on and off the beaten track- to work for you.
What Makes VIE Unique?
- VIE’s permanent offices in Paris and Minneapolis offer groups unparalleled service. Our experienced staff members help educators plan a trip that runs smoothly from beginning to end, meeting experiential, academic, and financial goals.
- VIE’s commitment to clear and comprehensive upfront pricing provides worry-free travel for teachers, students, and parents.
- Excellent food and accommodations, flights on major airlines, in-country transportation, liability coverage, and medical insurance are all included in the base price.
- VIE’s signature Family Stay program gives student the unique opportunity to live in the home of a French host family. Immersed in the language and culture of the host family, they will be eating, speaking and breathing in French! As a result, travelers gain increased fluency, cross-cultural awareness, and self-confidence. Students and host families often become friends for life.