france Enrollment Information 2024

Congratulations on being selected to travel on the France: Language and Culture program! An essential part of this program is the home stay; a French family will open their home to you, and you will have the privilege and responsibility of serving as an ambassador for Deerfield Academy. We expect that you will return to Deerfield with strengthened skills and global perspectives to share in future French classes.

Enrollment Process:

  1. Review the resources to make an informed decision
    • Once you have read the resources, please contact us if you decide NOT to enroll.
  2. Complete the enrollment paperwork
    • Please note: You will have to print, upload, and mail paperwork as part of this process. Thank you in advance!
  3. Complete payment

1. Review Resources to Make an Informed Decision

As you and your family consider your enrollment, please consult the following resources.
  • Review updated itinerary: Visit the France Travel Program page
  • France Medical Advisory Letter for 2024 from Dr. Benson, Medical Director of Deerfield Academy
  • CDC and State Department briefings on France (A PDF of the CDC page from November 16 can be downloaded here, if you would prefer)
  • Information about International SOS, our travel medicine and security services provider
    • If you would like to speak with a medical or security professional at ISOS about the trip, please contact the CSGC.
  • Program Notes:
    • This trip conflicts with the June 1 SAT and the June 8 ACT test dates.
    • Students must commit to using French as their primary language of communication for the duration of the trip.
    • Please be aware that several segments of the trip will be unplugged, as we bond as a group and with our homestay families. Access to electronic devices and internet will be limited during this time.
    • Students will stay in hotels while traveling, and in the home of a host family. During the homestay, the majority of meals will be prepared by and shared with the homestay family.
    • Students and faculty leaders will update families and friends at home through our Notes From The Field blog. 
    • Families are responsible for transporting their students from U.S.-based airport to their home destination for the summer.

2. Complete the Enrollment Paperwork

Once you have considered the above information with your parent/guardian and have decided to enroll, please download and complete with your parent/guardian the following forms, if you and your parent/guardian agree to all terms.

If you are choosing not to enroll, please let the Center for Service and Global Citizenship know as soon as possible.

All forms must be submitted by December 4.

1. Download Forms:

2. Scan & Upload:

Once completed, please scan the following:

  • Deerfield Waiver (Please Note: original with student & parent/guardian signatures needs to be mailed in as well)
  • A color copy of your student Passport (Please note: it is recommended to have a passport validity for a minimum of 6 months after expected travel dates)

To securely upload forms, please choose from the following:

Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

DA Employee Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

3. Mail Forms:

Once previous steps have been completed, please mail the following original copies with ink signatures:

  • Deerfield Waiver: Deerfield Academy’s Agreement, Waiver, and Release of Liability Form for France
  • Travel Health Questionnaire

Mail to:

The Center for Service and Global Citizenship
Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, MA 01342

3.  Complete Payment:

A non-refundable trip deposit, paid by check or wire transfer is due by December 4. Please make checks payable to Deerfield Academy and write the trip name on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the CSGC, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342. For wire transfer instructions please contact the Finance Office at

Please see the invitation email for specific payment information, or contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship via email or phone: 413-774-1435.

This page contains enrollment information for students who have been selected for one of our 2024 trips. If you are interested in other Global Studies programs or future travel opportunities, please contact the The Center for Service and Global Citizenship.