Welcome to LEC Washington

LEC (Loisirs Culturels a l'Etranger) is a travel organization headquartered in Paris. Since 1972, LEC has arranged visits for French students to American homes. Every year, nearly 250 students count on families like yours to open their home and their hearts for three weeks in the summer months. These French ambassadors are here to improve their English skills, to learn about the American culture and create friendships that may last a lifetime.

Please subscribe to this blog, and get updated information on new arrivals, activities planned (for Discovery) and see the students disappear as host families make their selection). Here today, gone tomorrow!

Send an e-mail to loulamy@comcast.net for more information.

Friday, March 30, 2012

LEC Washington

You can now view the profiles I have on file. The list on the right gives you the name, age, gender and the group the student belongs to. The DISCOVERY group will meet for an excursion, once a week. Last year's activities included a visit to Smithsonian Museums, Kings Dominion and Mount Vernon. Host families are responsible to have their student meet in Manassas to catch a shuttle, or meet with the group on site. The American teens and their family are welcome to join the group. The more, the merrier!

There are no activities organized for the IMMERSION group. As the host family, you are allowed to take their student on vacation where you please, as long as your coordinator knows where to reach you at all times.


  1. LEC NEEDS TUTORS. One student requires 10 hrs of formal tutoring per week, for a two-week period. Gregoire Levaux will be 16 years old on July 3rd. He will be in the Washington area from August 5th to the 19th. He want to improve his wriring/composition skills. His favority subjects in scool are history and economics. He likes swimming, plays tennis, likes animals and is a hard worker.

  2. You can also access the Host Family Handbook and the Host Family Application. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  3. Bon, ben, moi je viens de m'inscrire aujourd'hui. Je n'ai aucune idée comment ca marche d'ailleurs!!! Au secours, Louise!