Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise

At Durham Johnston we offer our Language students as many possibilities as possible to take part in school exchange programmes and study visits. These opportunities are available at all key stages. Below is a list of what we currently offer:


Year 8: French study  visit to northern France

Students sign up for to go on this visit in year 7. The study visit runs for 6 days the week before the October half term.

Year 9: German study visit to Eichenkreuzheim

Students sign up in year 8 to go to Germany in year 9. The study visit runs for 5 days at the end of September.

Year 11: French Exchange to Lyon

Students sign up in year 10 to go to  Lyon in year 11. The exchange runs for 7 days in each country with Durham Johnston students travelling to Lyon in November, and St. ExupĂ©ry  students returning to Durham in the half term prior to the Easter holidays.

Year 10 and 12: Study visit to Bad Ischl, Austria

Students sign up in year 10 and year 12 to go on this study visit. The visit runs for 7 days, usually Saturday to Saturday, in July.