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.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Five guys... not the hamburgers!

Thanks to my favorite reporter at the Bull Run Observer, I have a nice article that appeared in this weeks paper. I have been able to place a couple of students. But 5 guys are left, (and the chaperon), in the discovery group, and they are very anxious to know if they will be able to come. They all have their plane tickets and are waiting for the green light that a family will be able to welcome them for three weeks.
Here are their pictures:




Please, talk to you neighbors and friends, and spread the word. I have never had to refuse a student, and I'm running out of time.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

HELP! We're only five weeks from the arrival time, and I still have a dozen kids who are anxiously waiting for a family to welcome them in the States in July.

They will be arriving on Air France 28 on July 9th at 12:55 at Dulles Airport. The departure is scheduled for the 29th of July on Air France 39 at 16:15 from Dulles. NOTE that all students will be meeting at the Air France ticket counter 4 hours prior to departure. This is standard procedures for groups and it is the time we need to make sure all students and their luggages are processed by the airline in time for the departure.

Thank you to the families who have already signed up. This will be an exciting adventure for your family, and you'll be making memories to last a lifetime. Who knows, you may be the one flying out of Dulles to Charles-de-Gaule next year for a visit to France.