Gap Year in France

3 to 12 months


  • You would like to take time off before starting university? Grab the opportunity to learn French and discover the world!
  • Live a unique experience, give your future career an international dimension.
  • Immerse yourself in the French language and culture.

Programme overview:

  • 3 to 12 months of French lessons
  • family homestay with kitchen access
  • accommodation in a private studio

French immersion at the Alliance française of Montpellier:

20 general French lessons held in a small group of 5 to 12 participants(1 lesson = 45 minutes) . Improve your communication skills, both spoken and written.
Our interactive approach to teaching focuses on practising communicating in ordinary daily situations. The main priority is to improve your understanding and your ability to express yourself.

Welcoming services and Homestay accommodation with kitchen access:

Pick up at the train station or at the airport upon your arrival

A warm welcome in your host family in Montpellier

A cultural visit of the city of Montpellier on your first day

Accommodation details:
- Single bedroom (12m², single bed, desk, storage space, wireless internet ...), shared bathroom with the family.
- The first week: family half board (breakfast and dinner). Take your times to adjust and enjoy the warm welcome of a French family.
- The following weeks: family homestay with kitchen access. Prepare your own meals and be more independent while you are enjoying your new life in Montpellier.
Once you are here you will be able to change your accommodation in order to have the freedom you have always dreamed of!

Our recommendation

Depending on your career plans, you may decide to complement your immersion in France with a internship, a preparation course for French examinations DELF/DALF , a Business French courses or a Preparation course for University studies...
You can also add activities and excursions to your stay.

The Options

ISS – International Student Service

Use our specialized service to let us help you make your settlement in France: bank account opening, telephone account opening, internet service, administrative procedures....
(paid service)

ASS – Accommodation Search Service

We’ll help you to find your accommodation!
We will propose you up to 3 different accommodation options and help you make your choice.
(paid service)

Practical information

Level: elementary to advanced – Levels A2 to C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Pace: 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
Number of students per group: 5 to 12
Duration: 12 to 48 weeks


Start dates of the course: Every Monday from January to December.
For beginners students, first Monday of each month.


Depending on your level: in the morning Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 am or in the afternoon from 2pm to 5pm.

Don’t hesitate to contact us us in order to be guided throughout your process of decision making about the courses that would best suit your profile and your future projects.