Global Travel

We are called French American and International for a reason. Every year, our Middle School students get to “Experience the World” quite literally by participating in unforgettable cultural and linguistic trips and exchanges all over the globe. These unique experiences, inextricably shared and deeply personal, are full of transformative learning moments that truly embody our school’s mission and values. The trips abroad take place during the academic year and last about two weeks each.

2018-2019 Destinations

Washington, DC (Grade 6)

The Washington DC trip allows students to have a lived experience of the history of the United States of America. Participants will walk through the Halls of Congress, sit at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, and experience DC at night. The trip will open students eyes to what they read in books.

China (Grade 7)

The Grade 7 trip to China will provide students an opportunity to not only explore the locations they learned about in History and Chinese classes, but also experience a completely different culture and dive deep into the daily life in Beijing.

Italy (Grade 7)

Our Grade 7 trip to Italy is a grandiose immersive experience enabling students to improve their Italian through small-group classes, interaction with local students, and a homestay with local families, while visiting some of the most beautiful places on Earth: Florence and Pisa.

Morocco (Grade 7)

Relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States date back to the Revolutionary War. In 1786, under Sultan Mohammed III, Morocco became the first Arabic state, the first African state, and the first Muslim state to sign a treaty with the United States. During this trip, seven graders will not only explore in person this fascinating and friendly country, while take in the allure and culture of a new land, but also be granted the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in Arabic and hone their Language Skills. Lighting up this highly educational trip, the overnight stay in Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Peru (Grade 7)

This Grade 7 trip will offer great exposure to the Spanish-speaking world in an exotic, but very safe environment. Students will attend daily language classes, participate in cultural excursions, and interact with local peers. Students will have the opportunity to utilize Spanish in real-life situations—including with their host families. 

France (Grade 8)

The Grade 8 trip to France is one of our school’s oldest traditions—a true rite of passage for our young French American minds. Hosted by local families, students are paired with exchange partners from two world-famous schools: École Alsacienne and Notre-Dame de Sion. After two weeks, Paris will definitely feel like home for our students, who will get to visit some of its most exclusive locations and best kept secrets.


Maria Gonzalez
Global Travel Program Coordinator
Phone: 415.558.2077

French American International School

Main building

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Ph: 415.558.2000

Early Childhood Center

1155 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

Ph: 415.231.5733

An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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