MERCER ISLAND SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION
CONNECTING WITH THONON-LES-BAINS, FRANCE
Student Exchange 2012 Sample Itinerary
Here is another example from a prior student exchange.  Again, while each exchange has unique elements, this 2012 itinerary serves as a general example:

Day 1, 2012:
Departure on Seattle to Geneva flight.

Day 2, 2012:
Afternoon arrival in Geneva, transfer to Thonon-les-Bains host home.


Day 3, 2012:
Rest and spend day getting to know student’s host family.


 
Day 4, 2012:
Guided tour of Thonon, including reception at Town Hall.

Lunch at Ecole Hotel School where French students train for careers as chefs & in the hotel industry.
Visit to the port, the fishermen’s village & museum and Le Château de Ripaille.
Evening with host family.
 
Day 5, 2012:
Thonon area activities and excursions in the morning.

Afternoon in Evian: Visit the famous Evian Water plant and the Palais Lumiere. Take a walking tour of this beautiful village. 
Evening with host family.
 
Day 6, 2012:
Thonon area activities and excursions in the morning.

Afternoon visit to medieval Yvoire, possibly accompanied by French students.
Evening with host family.
 
Day 7, 2012:
Visit Thonon’s market day and shops in morning.

Afternoon boat trip to Morge to visit the Swiss Army & Knife Museum.
Evening with host family.
 
Day 8, 2012:
Outdoor sports day with activities such as ice skating, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, depending on weather and student interests.

Evening with host family.
 
Day 9, 2012:
Participate in the French national sustainable development service day with other student groups, such as the young firemen and boy & girl scouts.

Evening party with students, host families and other service day participants.
 
Day 10, 2012:
Plans for today will be developed by your host family with the support of the Thonon Sister City Association.

 
Day 11, 2012:
Depart Thonon, via Geneva, return to Mercer Island.

 
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