Bon Voyage!


The Mirror reporter

June 16 is a big day for 13 French students. They will leave for their two-week trip traveling to the northwest of France.

They will take a bus from Stevens Point to Minneapolis and take a direct flight to France.

This is the first time they are offering this trip. From the Stevens Point area, there are 13 girls going, but the group will meet with two other schools that will join them.

For one week, the group will be touring many places such as The Eiffel Tower, Centre Pompidou, Musee D’orsay, and many more. During the second week, students will stay with a host family and will be immersed in day-to-day life in France.

The host families are chosen through “Language and Friendship,” which is a family stay program which promotes global citizenship through quality educational programs.

Sophomore Lydia Miller said, “I’m very excited. I am afraid that I will not be able to speak French as well as I hope and that they will not understand me. I’m also afraid of meeting my host family.”

The students have been doing many fundraisers to save up money for this trip such as a Polito’s night, a garage sale, car wash, selling candy bars/cookies and Kwik Trip cards.