The Family Exchange Program facilitates exchanges between the children of French Society members and the children of members of the American constituent societies. Both boys and girls between the ages of fourteen and nineteen are eligible to participate.
Exchange visits typically take place over the summer vacation period. Generally, a visit of two to three weeks is arranged for one child with the family of his or her counterpart in the host country, before his or her counterpart embarks on his or her own trip across the Atlantic. The reciprocal visit may occur in the following year's summer vacation period. The specific timing and travel arrangements for the exchange visits are left to the participating families to work out together. The Society's role is to put the families interested in these exchanges in touch with each other. All financial obligations of the program are the responsibility of the participating families. Familiarity with the French language is beneficial, but there is no requirement that an American child has studied French or is able to speak the language.
The Family Exchange Program is open to sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, grandsons and granddaughters, grandnieces and grandnephews; all are eligible to participate in this unforgettable opportunity, facilitated by the Society as a token of its belief in the importance of rendering permanent the cordial affection of members and their families.