School Pairing


Are you looking to establish a partnership with a school in France?

We are here to help you set up an official, state-approved agreement with a French school. Official partnerships make it easier to establish penpal programs for students, organize travel exchange programs, and encourage the exchange of ideas among teachers and administrators.

The first step is to fill out the Partnership Application Form and send it to the person in charge of Educational Affairs for your area (see page 4 of the form).

If your school is located in a state or school district where American and French educational authorities have already established an official partnership or Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), your request will be forwarded to the DAREIC (Délégation académique aux relations européennes et internationales et à la coopération) of your partner "Académie" in France.

If your school is NOT located in a state or school district with a pre-existing memorandum, please indicate on the application form in which French "Académie" you would like us to look for a partner school for you. Your request will be forwarded to the DAREIC (Délégation académique aux relations européennes et internationales et à la coopération) of your chosen "Académie".

Once a partner school in France is identified, the DAREIC will inform the person in charge of Educational Affairs in your area, who will then contact you. If your school accepts the partnership, the definitive and official validation is granted. This validation constitutes a formal framework for the partnership. The two schools then agree on cooperative modalities (electronic exchange, travel exhange program,etc.)

Please remember that it can take several months to receive an answer, so please be patient! The benefits of such a partnership are worth the wait! We will do our best to accommodate your request.

There are also a number of online resources that you can use to find a partner school in France (for information only, the Educational Affairs Services of the Embassy of France in the United States do not sponsor the following websites) :

 

Vous souhaitez établir un partenariat avec une école aux Etats-Unis ?

La première étape est de contacter la DAREIC (Délégation académique aux relations européennes et internationales et à la coopération) de votre Académie : www.education.gouv.fr/cid1013/un-relais-dans-les-academies-les-dareic.html . Celle-ci vous indiquera les démarches à effectuer puis transmettra votre demande à nos services.

Vous trouverez également des informations utiles sur la page suivante : http://eduscol.education.fr/cid47410/encadrer-la-mobilite-a-des-fins-d-apprentissage.html