During this language and cultural exchange, Dawson students spend several weeks living with a host family, attending classes, and experiencing French culture firsthand. In the spring, Dawson students then host their French siblings back in Colorado. Dawson’s new partner school, l'Institution Notre-Dame la Riche, is situated in the charming town of Tours, just blocks away from the stunning Cathédrale Saint-Gatien.
Dates for French Immersion are TBD.

Eligibility: Dawson sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are either studying French III or have already completed French III or higher. Dawson’s Language Immersion Program seeks motivated students who are in good academic standing and are socially and emotionally ready to spend five weeks abroad. This is a two-way exchange, so participating Dawson families will host a French exchange student for four-to-five weeks in April/May 2019.

How to apply: Please download and complete (either handwritten or typed) the application at right. Please either email or hand-deliver your completed application to Erin Juergens by September 17, 2018.

Interviews with applicants will take place September 19 - October 3, and acceptance notification will be October 5. Contract and deposit are due October 12.

Cost: The total cost for this four-week program will not exceed $3,500. The exact price will be determined by the cost of airfare and the total number of students who enroll. Financial assistance is available for this program, just as it is for an international Winterim trip. 

For more information on the French program, please contact Erin Juergens at or (303) 665-6679 ext. 517.




September 5 - 6:00 p.m. - Spanish Cottage
Info Meeting for interested parents and students (both Spain and China)

September 20 - Applications due
Available online or from Ms. Billet or Mr. Carter

September 23 - October 3 - Interviews

October 4 - Acceptance notification

October 14 - Contract and deposit due