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District France Trip

The District France Trip 2019 application package is now posted. Please submit completed application packages between June 27, 2018 and September 20, 2018. The District France trip next year will take place from March 13, 2019 to March 23, 2019. More detailed information and forms are provided below.

In March 2019, the North Vancouver School District will offer Grade 11 and 12 French Immersion students registered in Culture et communication 11/12 from across the District the opportunity to travel to France for a unique educational experience. This trip, arranged in collaboration with Explorica, is rich in linguistic, historical, and cultural experiences.

The 2019 District France Trip will take students to Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley. Some of the highlights of the trip will include visiting Juno Beach, UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont St-Michel, St-Malo, and the castles of the Loire Valley. Students will be lodged in hotels in Normandy and Orléans and supervised by North Vancouver School District employees. Students will also have the chance to take part in French classes in a high school in Orléans and connect with French students during a portion of the trip.

Parents and students interested in learning more about the 2019 District France Trip are invited to attend one of two information meetings.

1. Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, in the Mountain View Room on the 5th floor.

2. Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Handsworth Secondary Library.

These meetings will outline a trip itinerary and provide details on trip costs, supervision, and registration. Parents and students wishing to attend an information meeting should RSVP by emailing: Please note that this trip will be limited to 40 students; registration will be done on a first come, first served basis beginning June 27th, 2018. (Registrations will not be processed at the parent meetings.)

If you are unable to attend an information meeting in person, please click here to download the District France Trip 2019 Parent Information Evening PDF presentation.

District France Trip Parent Info Evening PDF presentation

This unique travel experience will provide Grade 11/12 French Immersion students with valuable cultural connections and many authentic opportunities to practise their French conversational skills. We believe that the 2019 District France Trip will excite and engage students in their French studies, as they near the completion of the Secondary French Immersion program. 

To register for the trip, please complete the:

(1) Informed Consent Form

(2) Student Medical Form

Completed application packages will be accepted between June 27th, 2018 and September 20th, 2018, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Deliver the completed District France Trip 2019 Application Packages to:

Education Services Centre 
Reception Desk on 2nd Floor
Attn: Julie Bertrand 
2121 Lonsdale Avenue 
North Vancouver BC  V7M 2K6


Please e-mail:
Julie Bertrand
District French Facilitator