SIS offers students the opportunity to take school trips and participate in exchange programmes. In keeping with our commitment to cultural diversity and internationalism, SIS arranges a number of language and cultural exchanges and tours during the academic year. Students are also encouraged to participate in immersion programmes or exchanges during school holidays.
Students in troisième (Year 10 / 9th grade) and seconde (Year 11 / 10th grade) can participate in a 4 to 6 week exchange programme in Australia. SIS students travel to Australia in the summer after the school year and their Australian exchange students come to France the following December. In both Australia and France, part of the exchange takes place during the school holidays and part of the exchange takes at the host school so that the students have the opportunity to witness firsthand a new academic environment. During the holiday segment of the exchange, the families commit to showing their host student local sights and other areas of the country. Click here to read a student testimonial.
SIS organises an exchange with a high school in Mount Prospect, Illinois located in the Chicago suburbs. Mount Prospect is a sister city of Sèvres. This exchange is organised by teachers in the English Section and is open to students in Première (Year 12). SIS students travel to Mount Prospect in October with SIS teachers, stay with host families from the high school, attend classes at the school and go sightseeing in Chicago. The American students visit France in the Spring and get the opportunity to visit Paris with their own teachers while staying with SIS host families.
Students in Seconde (Year 11 / 10th grade) are encouraged to participate in a summer exchange as they do not have final exams in the month of June. Therefore, they can take advantage of a longer summer vacation to travel to a foreign country and immerse themselves in a new culture.