Bon Vivant Educational Tours was founded by a bilingual native of New Brunswick who has worked in the educational field for over 20 years in Louisiana, France and Québec. If he has been able to live and work abroad in his second language, it is in no small part thanks to the several student trips that he undertook during his middle and high school years, which sparked his interest for travel, languages and cultures.
While teaching 7th and 8th grade French in Louisiana, Bon Vivant’s founder worked with several travel companies to organize student trips abroad. He felt there was a gap between the tour and the classroom activities, that there should be a more integrative approach to educational travel, to help teachers and students connect the educational tour experience to the classroom activities.
This vision became a reality in 2008 when Bon Vivant Educational Tours was founded. Bon Vivant works closely with teachers not only to organize fun-filled, educational and cultural learning experiences, but also to provide pedagogical support and resources through educational units, blog posts and social media content, in-class presentations and post-tour follow-up activities. Our goal is to become a partner in education – offering the best possible service before, during and after the trip