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, February 28, 2014

Time to plan your summer!

I hope your plans will include hosting a French student for 3 weeks. Aged 14 to 19, the French students come to the USA to practice their English and to live the American way for a short time. They want to explore new places, see new things and foremost, make new friends. For 3 weeks, they become a member of your family. They will share chores, hang out with your kids, and follow your rules.



This summer, give your family an opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.


Friday, February 7, 2014


Ready, set, go!
Along with the Olympics, we are launching another season. Washington is will be host to 25 teenagers, coming from all parts of France. they all share the same goal: perfect their English speaking skills and live the American life for 3 weeks. I already received the profile of a young 16 year old boy. We only have one group in July (for now) and the dates are from July 8th to the 28th. Please spread the word, and I'll be posting profiles at the beginning of March.