Over a period of almost thirty years, we have learned as much or more about the needs of French teachers, and the attention spans and biorhythms of tens of thousands of their students, as anyone on the North American continent.

J. Michael Donovan, Founder and President

J. Michael Donovan

French on Location is a division of ACIS Educational Tours, an educational tour company headquartered in Boston, MA with offices around the world.

French on Location planned its first educational field trip to Montréal for a group of French teachers from the Boston area in the fall of 1985. What we didn’t know then about students and teachers on educational tours, we made up for with hard work, attention to detail, a passion for quality and a thorough knowledge of the destination.

We added student trips to Québec City later that year, and over the next several years, we became very, very good at what we did … operating short, affordable trips by chartered motorcoach for students and teachers of French. Today, having taken approximately 100,000 students on affordable, pedagogically significant field trips to Montréal and Québec City, we have absorbed things about the needs of students and teachers of foreign languages that the amateurs in this business haven’t even wondered about.

We sincerely believe that the quality and content of our meticulously crafted, foreign-language-based and general educational tour itineraries are second to none. Our parent company, The American Council for International Studies has the same commitment to exceptional educational travel, and our track record of satisfied customers speaks for itself.

Our Mission: To keep the study of French fun, interesting and relevant, by keeping high-quality, pedagogically significant French immersion field trips within the reach of every deserving student.

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