The AEFE is a French government body. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, it coordinates the large network of French educational institutions abroad. The mission of the AEFE is to support the growing international mobility of French families as France is the country with the largest school network beyond its borders.
The network counts nearly 500 schools and is represented in 137 countries.
Schools of the network are very international in nature and welcome students of many different nationalities who grow up sharing universal humanist values that are the foundation of the French republican model.
These schools passed a thorough approval process referred to as an "homologation" that validates the conformity of their programs with the requirements, programs and pedagogical objectives of the French national education system.
It also represents a great practical advantage as it allows students from one school of the network to easily continue her/his education in France or in another member school (if space is available).