The Voltaire Programme
The “Voltaire Programme” is an individual student exchange program between France and Germany for (approx.) 14-16 year-olds. It is an official programme of the French-German Youth Office (FGYO) and is outsourced to the CFB, where it is coordinated in the “Voltaire central office”.
Students spend 6 months in their exchange partner’s country, live in their family and go to school with them, and receive in turn their exchange partner for 6 months.
There is no participation fee for this programme, which is based on the concept of reciprocity,.
The partners of FGYO and CFB in the coordination of this programme are, in France, the Ministère d’éducation nationale (Ministry of National Education) and in Germany, the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) of the Kultusministerkonferenz (public organisation working on behalf of the Federal States to promote international exchange and cooperation in the school sector).
In 2016, 240 students participate in this programme.
For more information please contact:
Annika Uepping and Ulrike Romberg
Centre Français de Berlin
Phone: +49-30 45 97 93 -89 / -51