ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops Header Image ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops Header Image

ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops

Verified

ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops Programs

France

Live With and Teach English to a Family in France

Volunteer 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board in the south of France. Participating in this programme implies sharing daily life with a French family,...

This program has been saved 5 times

Save Program

France

Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in South of France

Take part in the development of a green tourism project in the South of France while experiencing the French lifestyle. You live in hamlets, farmhouses and sites in the...

This program has been saved 4 times

Save Program

Multiple Countries

Traditional Dance Workshops

Aliore is offering various Traditional Dance Workshops in multiple countries: Tango tour in Buenos Aires- Dance the tango in the company of professsional dancers and

Save Program

ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

With Aliore, I spent 4 weeks on the Mediterranean Coast with the most incredible family! I couldn't have gotten a better family. They made me feel so welcome and we'd do so many things together as family outings. They even went out of their way to make me feel more comfortable like when they realized that I really strongly dislike seafood (I tried to hide it but I guess it was a bit noticeable) and they subtly stopped cooking so much seafood for the rest of the 4 weeks which is one of those little things that just make an experience so much more enjoyable. The area was absolutely stunning and there was so much to do and see! I felt completely welcome and safe in the area and even strangers in the city couldn't have been more kind. I was able to use the volunteer hours to fulfill my university requirement since Aliore is a nonprofit, and for my university I was even able to use the 4 weeks as study abroad credit. As well as improve my french while I was there! There isn't one thing I would change about the experience and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Program: Live With and Teach English to a Family in France

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Excellent time in Montpellier

The language assistant program with ALIORE was an amazing experience. It allowed me to delve into southern french culture while offering lessons in my own native language in exchange. The family I was placed with was a perfect match and living in the downtown core was incredible. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone in search of a long and meaningful vacation!

Program: Live With and Teach English to a Family in France

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    8

Une Magnifique Expérience!

My time in France at Montpellier, Nimes and La Vacquerie, (Languedoc-Roussillon), was an fantastic experience: a highly rewarding and beneficial cultural immersion!
During the three month placement, I have considerably improved my knowledge of the French language.
It has been wonderful meeting with the locals and cultivate meaningful relationships.
Due to unusual circumstances the role of the program manager had been vital in changing my placement when it became necessary.
I have been very fortunate to be placed with different families all very kind and cooperative, who went to lengthy measures to ensure I would explore amazing locations, beautiful attractions and breathtaking scenery and nature.
The experience has been beneficial in terms of my personal growth and professional development..
In terms of my role as Language Assistance having all of my ESL lesson plans proved to be extremely helpful, it saved me time and frustration.
Definitely greatly rewarding experience I would do again.
I advise prospective Language Assistants to ensure they are placed with a family whose specific needs are not too dissimilar and diverse to their own. In other words ensure not to underestimate their own needs.

Program: Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in South of France

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Teaching English Abroad

I had the time of my life while in Paris, thanks to Aliore and its director Soizick who gave me the best customer experience I have ever had. If I had any questions or needed support she was always there to assist me; first she carefully selected a host family for me and made sure I was OK all along, a big THANK YOU to her!

Since everything was well taken care of by Aliore, I didnt have to worry about anything else and just concentrate in learning French, which happened to be the main purpose of my trip. I was able to go from 30% to 70%.

I would definitely recommend this program over any similar program! Traveling, learning a new language and living abroad is such a great experience, I would recommend everyone to do this at least once in their life time.

Program: Live With and Teach English to a Family in France

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Teaching English in France

I stayed with a family on the immediate outskirts of old Montpellier. My family were very welcoming and I was invited to participate in all their activities. As a result I met a very varied group of interesting locals and managed to gain an insight into everyday French life. I taught both a teenager and adult so very varied levels of English ability. Taking a variety of resources as conversation starters with you is useful. It is challenging living in someone else's space for four weeks. It is essential to try and develop a good rapport with the family before arriving to try and make sure you will be compatible and that your expectations are the same. This experience certainly gets you beyond the usual travel experience!

Program: Live With and Teach English to a Family in France

Show more reviews