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.

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

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Four students need homes

I still have four students who need a home for August. I remind you that they all speak English, have their pocket money and are eager to make new friends. They are fully insured for medical emergencies. The host families are compensated with $100/week for hosting. The August group is a "full immersion", so no group activities or classes scheduled. Please ask around and see if we can offer these four kids (3 boys and one girl) with room, board and companionship for 3 weeks.
We had a blast at Kings Domiinion despite the high humidity and the temperature neering the three digits. Spent the afternoon at the waterpark. Left the park at 9:30 pm, just in time to watch the fireworks from the bus.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Arrival at Dulles

  We had a two hour wait at Dulles until the kids poured out of the double doors separating us from the customs. As they proceeded in our direction, all the host families and kids started to cheer. There was a look of surprise and maybe fear on their faces. What a warm welcome from all. Welcome to America!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Discovery Activities for July

Activities for the Discovery group  in July have been scheduled as follows:

July 11 - Smithsonian Museums, departure from Bull Run Shopping Plaza at 9 am, return around 5 pm. Bring a lunch.

July 18 - Full day at Kings Dominion, departure at 9 am, returning at 11 pm. We close the park! Bring your lunch, bathing suit and sun protection.

July 25 - Lunch at Medieval Times @ Arundel Mill with an afternoon of shopping. Departure at 9 am, returning around 5 pm. Bring your wallet!

A shuttle bus will be picking us and returning at the Bull Run Shopping Plaza (in front of Long & Foster). If it makes more sense for you to meet at the activity, just let me know. All activities and transportation fees are included for the students. Host families are welcome to join us, but will have to pay for their admission (Kings Dominion and Medieval Times). Please let me know so I can make sure we have room in the shuttle if you want to ride with us. We're going to have a blast!!!

Families wanted for July and August

I still have three boys who need a family for July. The group will be here in less than a week and if I can't find families for these three boys, they will not be able to come. They have their plane tickets, and are anxious to know and befriend you.
If you can help, or know someone who can, please let me know and I'll follow up with them. Time is running out.