AEFE (The Agency For French Education Abroad)
Founded by the act of 6 July 1990, the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) is a public French administrative body under the supervision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI).
In conjunction with its partners, the AEFE manages a network of some 494 schools accredited by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR).
France is the only country to have an education system of this scale abroad. During the 2015-2016 academic year, this school network will continue to provide challenging, ambitious and innovative teaching, in particular through the use of digital technology, to 336,000 pupils from nursery school to the senior year of high school, some 211,000 of whom are non-French nationals.
The attractive nature of the schools remains high, with a growth in numbers of between 2% and 3% each year, despite a highly competitive international context and a restricted budgetary framework.
In June 2015, almost 15,000 pupils from French high schools abroad obtained their baccalauréat (high school diploma) with a 96% pass rate and 72% with honors. This record high rate is just one factor that bears witness to the teaching excellence guaranteed by the 6,600 residents staff on transfer status from the AEFE and the 14,000 locally recruited staff within the framework of civic, inclusive, multilingual and multicultural education.