Over April vacation, 21 students and two teachers traveled to Melun, France as part of the semi-annual France Exchange program. French students had visited Arlington in November. As part of the visit to France, students stayed in families and spent a day at the Lycée Saint-Aspais in Melun, about 45 minutes south of Paris. Students then spent three days visiting Paris, going to the Musée d'Orsay, Sacré Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Marais district, Montmartre, and other historic areas. A one-day excursion to the Loire Valley was also organized and students were able to visit the beautiful Chenonceau castle as well as the castle and town of Amboise.
The next France Exchange is planned for the 2014-2015 school year, and is open to all students enrolled in French.