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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Louise met with Mr. Wilson, Principal at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring. He embraced the program and will make it available to his students and teachers. Even if his students are younger than our French teens, Mr. Wilson understands that there might be older sibblings in the family. And if younger or no other sibblings are present, the French student can play the role of a big sister or brother. As long as they have opportunities to meet with other teenagers through youth groups, or neighbors; placing a student in a family with younger kids, or no kids at all is acceptable.

Friday, March 8, 2013

More students are signing up!

Let's show these teenagers that we care and that we will welcome them in our homes. As a reminder, host families  don't need to speak French and are compensated with $80 per week as a token of appreciation for their generosity. Please sign up to the blog and get notifications of new arrivals. We expect 25 students in July and 25 in  August. Thank you for spreading the word.