<h1>Education exchanges and work placements to the USA and France: Challenge Educational Services</h1> <p> Challenge Educational Services is a well-established company with a 15 year history of providing student exchanges for both inbound and outbound students. <p> With offices in France, Hungary and the UK, Challenge arranges educational exchanges for over 10,000 students each year. Our programmes are structured to give students the best learning environment possible for their personal needs. <p> As a specialist in <a href="about.html">academic and cultural exchanges</a>, Challenge prides itself on outstanding <a href="academic.html">study programmes</a>, personal and friendly advice and excellent customer care. <p> <h3>Academic year USA</h3> Challenge Educational Services highly recommends their <a href="about.html">Academic Year in the USA programme</a> as a unique ‘Gap Year’ opportunity for students aged 15 to 18. <p> The aim of the programme is to allow students to become fully immersed into the <a href="academic.html">American educational system, culture and way of life</a>. <p> Students can enrol on either a 5 or 10 month programme and will follow a varied academic and sporting curriculum whilst living with an American host family. 'A wonderful opportunity to live and study in America’. <p> <h3>French Language Programmes</h3> Challenge Educational Services is the <a href="french_prog.html">French Language Specialist</a> offering courses suitable for students of all levels, ages and requirements. We guarantee total immersion into the <a href="about.html">French language and culture</a>. <p> Challenge prides itself on personal service and excellent tuition at private language Institutes and top Universities throughout France. Each student’s individual needs are taken into consideration when recommending courses. <p> Previous students have included gap year students, undergraduates, graduates, business and professional people and a wide spectrum of mature students taking time out of their career or during their vacation time to learn French purely for pleasure and the experience of studying in France. <p> With all our courses accommodation is included with a choice to stay with a French host family or on residence accommodation. <p> <i>‘The best way to learn a language is to live and study in the country</i> <p> <h4>French University Courses</h4> Whether choosing the ‘world famous’ Sorbonne University in Paris or the Universities of Angers, Nantes, Poitiers or Grenoble this is the ideal way to study French. Students can opt for a Term, Semester or Academic Year programme, during this extended period of time in France students will be fully integrated into the French language and way of life. <p> <h4>Year Round French and Specialist Programmes</h4> Courses are available throughout the year at our private language schools in Paris, Bordeaux and Antibes. For personal attention, intensive tuition and small class sizes, this course is ideal for students who have limited time available to study abroad. Courses available for 1 to 12 weeks duration. <p> Students can also combine learning French with French Gastronomy and/or French Fashion. <p> <h4>French University Summer Programmes</h4> Courses are available from June to September at the Sorbonne University - Paris and the Universities of Angers and Grenoble. Courses available for 4, 6 or 8 weeks. A great opportunity for students to use their summer vacation time to learn or improve their French. <p> <h4>'A' Level Revision</h4> This course is geared to both Lower and Upper VI Form students, concentrating on all aspects of the French ‘A’ Level syllabus including examination technique. Available during Half term, Easter and summer holidays. <p> <h4>Under 18's summer programme</h4> Learn French and have fun! An International programme offering students the opportunity to learn French in the mornings and participate in sporting and cultural activities in the afternoons. <p> Courses are held in Biarritz and Antibes, a very well structured and supervised course. <p> <h4>Lycee Gap Year Programme</h4> A specialised course for students who wish to study at a French Lycee, students must have a good command of the French Language at the start of the course. <p> Students will study the same curriculum as the French students and will be able to sit the Baccalaureat exams providing they reach the required standard. <p> For more information, please request a <a href="brochure.html">brochure</a>. <p> <h3><a href="usa_place.html">USA Work placement</a></h3> Challenge Educational Services is delighted to offer this unique and exciting opportunity of spending one, two, three or four months <a href="usa_place.html">working for an American business or industry</a>. <p> As the world expands into a global economic and business network young people around the world are exploring potential career opportunities and planning for their future. <p> We offer three different kinds of <a href="usa_place.html">student work placements</a> with the majority of placements in the San Francisco area. We will provide the documentation needed to obtain your working visa in accordance with the United States regulations. <p> Accommodation can be arranged for you either with an American host family or residence accommodation. <p> <i>‘A great opportunity to enhance your life skills and actual work experience’</i> <p> <h4>Career Orientated internships</h4> 'Interns’ are placed within a business or industry related to their field of study or work experience, providing them with the opportunity to participate in the exchange of professional concepts and ideas. <p> Individual searches are undertaken for each intern in order to find the most suitable placement according to their desired field. Previous interns have been in Marketing, Finance/Banking, Law, IT and Journalism. <p> Interns may opt for paid or un-paid internships depending on each individuals specific requirements. Based on previous interns the average wage for a paid internship is between $1,000 to $1,500 per month. <p> <h4>Holiday Jobs</h4> The <a href="usa_place.html">holiday jobs programme</a> is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work and travel in the United States during holiday breaks. Most students will be placed in jobs that do not require any specific skills or experience. <p> Students will earn between $5.75 to $10.00 per hour. Previous holiday jobs have been in hotels, ski resorts, restaurants, theatres and cafes. <p> <h4>Self arranged placements</h4> For interns or students who have arranged their own work and accommodation in the USA. 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