Thanks to SMAPSE for organizing the summer holidays for our daughter and niece!
Last year, girls went to the OISE Paris School. We chose it as there were a wide range of French language courses. We liked that this is not a simple language school, but a whole network around the world - yet it immediately gives rise to some kind of trust in quality.
In addition, the school sent us brochures with a detailed description of each day: the schedule, what lessons, what entertainment and additional activities. The school is located directly in Paris. Guides shown them historical quarters and museums (in the Louvre they were even twice - on a general excursion and temporary exhibition of the Impressionists), gave time for shopping. We were a bit worried about security - everyone knows what the situation in France is now with politics and refugees, but in vain: educators, tutors and teachers were always with students, they were left and came by the company bus, and the territory of the school was very carefully guarded. Plus, we talked with girls every day and could make sure that everything is ok.
Advice to parents: do not be afraid to send your children to study abroad and specifically to Europe, just choose reliable partners and agents. We trusted SMAPSE and OISE, and everything went smoothly and comfortably.