Teacher Professional Visits Programme

Welcome a French Teacher in your school and/or come visit a school in France.

The Teacher Professional Visits program, funded by the French Ministry of Education, was designed as a mobility tool to develop cooperation between European Schools. The program allows French teachers to visit schools in Europe for a two-week stay; European teachers can also visit a school in France for two to four weeks. Since 2009, hundreds of teachers have travelled from/to France.

Eight countries are currently involved: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom.

Teacher Professional Visits


Why participate in our programme?

  • Strengthen your foreign language skills and those of your students;
  • Discover a different educational system (observe different teaching practices, give joint lessons with your French counterpart…);
  • Develop partnerships and student exchanges;
  • Create your own programme with your host school (dates of stay, contents…).

Welcoming a French Teacher

Modern Language teachers working in secondary schools are priority candidates. The teachers receive a mobility grant amounting to 400 € to help them finance their stay.

Visiting a school in France

Teachers at all levels of education are eligible.

Host schools generally provide accommodation to visiting teachers either within the school buildings or at a teacher’s.


How to apply?

The Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) and its European partners are responsible for setting up links between schools and visiting teachers.

If you wish to apply, kindly contact the coordinator of the programme in your country:


Austria: Bundesministerium für Bildung

France: Centre international d’études pédagogiques

Germany: Pädagogischer Austauschdienst der Kultusministerkonferenz

Italy: Ministerio dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca

Ireland: Department of Education and Skills

Portugal: Direção-Geral da Educação

Spain: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

The United Kingdom: The CIEP is your dedicated contact.


Contact us: