I learned French in a popular Anglo-Canadian way: attending an immersion school as a child. There, I studied timidly under stern French Canadian teachers, never realizing how lucky I was to be learning this way.
As a teacher, I now recognize how great immersion can be for a language learner. As a traveler, I now recognize how valuable French is, and not just for weekends in Montreal. Until recently, French was the most commonly studied second language in the world, and is an official national language on five continents. For the French speaker, travel options are broad.
For the French language learner looking for some immersion studies, study options are broad too. If you’re keen to take a course abroad, you don’t have to sweat the prices in Paris or the dreary winter forecasts in Marseille. French study opportunities are all over the map.