A privately-funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, it is part of a world-wide network of over 800 Alliances in 137 countries, with over half a million students. The Alliance Française de Houston offers not only comprehensive language instruction in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, but also a varied and dynamic cultural experience. Members enjoy French art and photography exhibits, receptions and concerts, and have access to our library , as well as discounts on our French language classes. Each year, the Alliance awards scholarships for study in France to Houston-area university students. We are affiliated with the Alliance Française de Paris, the Fondation Alliance Française, the Federation of Alliance Françaises USA and the US Délégation Générale.