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.
Why Choose Vistas in Education?
France is not just our specialty, France is our PASSION !
- For over four decades, VIE has organized student Travel and Family Stay programs to France for thousands of American students and teachers and given us the best reputation for excellence in student travel.
- We offer a Family Stay with a French family combined with an organized educational tour in our spring and summer student travel programs leveraging our permanently staffed Paris office and unique French connections to ensure that your group’s needs and interests are met.
Experience the VIE difference
- We give you personal attention and will work one-on-one with you to design your program and will regularly update you with information.
- Our French guides are bilingual and certified by the French government to make touring outside of Paris smooth, fun and educational.
- Our exclusive Teacher’s Travel Guide© and Student Handbook help you plan your trip and prepare your students. We also offer a DVD to spark interest among students and parents.
- You will be met at the airport upon arrival in Paris. Major airlines are used to ensure your comfort and minimize the risk of last minute changes.
- Our liability coverage and medical/trip cancellation insurance automatically covers all program participants.
- Early Registration benefits both you and your students. Groups of student travelers who register by June 15th save $100 off the program price and receive a free dinner at the Eiffel Tower!
- Other travel companies keep their pricing purposely confusing and hit you with additional costs once you’re committed. VIE believes in up-front, clear pricing because we know that going back to the parents again (and again) – is not something we want our teachers to have to do.