French Courses in Nice (ages 15-21)

On this page you can find an overview of our Nice program:

 

Spend this summer in beautiful Nice, learning French, making new friends, and going on adventures!

Nice Spring Program Dates 2015

French courses can be booked for 1 or 2 weeks from April 13th through April 26th.

Nice Summer Program Dates 2015

French courses can be booked for 1, 2, 3, or more weeks from June 29th through September 6th.

Nice Fall Program Dates 2015

French courses can be booked for a duration of 1 or 2 weeks from October 19th through November 1st.

About Nice

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As the capital of Côte d’Azur, the beautiful city of Nice is the fifth largest city in France. Nice offers a sparkling seaside location, Provencal pleasures, a wealth of fine architecture, and a breezy and relaxing culture.

Nice is a popular tourist destination because of its fantastic location between the Alps and Italy’s Gulf of Genoa. Here you will experience the perfect, temperate weather of a Mediterranean destination. Just about everywhere you go in Nice, you will find interesting ruins, historical museums, stylish boutiques, and cafés.

Most of the buildings where you will find cafés in Nice are from the 17th and 18th century, which creates a uniquely timeless atmosphere. You will usually find the city-streets full of activity as pedestrians go for relaxing strolls along the Promenade des Anglais or shop at the famous outdoor markets in Venetian-style squares.

If you need some help on what to see first, don't hesitate to contact us! We've even created a handy list of things to do in Nice just for our students.

Schools

Out of all the Teenagers Abroad French programs, our most popular is our camp in Nice, which is held at two separate campuses in the city. The location of your French courses depends on when you travel to Nice.

Year-round campus:

Our main language school is located in the centre of Nice, just a short walk from the Old Town.

June 29th to August 23rd (dates might change):

During the high season, lessons also take place in a separate building located 5 minutes away from our year-round campus.

More information about our campus

Language Course

The Teenagers Abroad French program offers high school students the following course options for French Courses in Nice:

Standard French Courses:

4 group lessons per day (15 hours per week)

Intensive French Courses: 

6 group lessons per day (22.5 hours per week)

The Teenagers Abroad French Camp includes:

Class size: max. 15 students (average 12)
Standard French courses normally held 9:00-12:30pm, Monday - Friday with a 15 minute break
Intensive French courses normally held 1:00-2:30pm, Monday - Friday with a 15 minute break in the morning and a 45 minute break in the afternoon
French courses for all language levels
Teachers are qualified & native French speakers 
Students will receive a Language certificate at the end of the program

International Student Body: 

We expect that 60% of students attending our courses in Nice will be non-native English speakers from Europe, Asia, & Latin America. The remaining 40% are expected to be native English speakers from North America and/or the UK.

Number of Students Attending the Course: 

Based on 2013 attendance records, we expect that we will have 70 - 100 students enrolled in July and 70-90 students registered in August. We usually have lower attendance during the rest of the year.

A Typical Day Includes:

Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00am 
French Courses: 9:00 - 12:30pm (with a 15 minute break)
Lunch: 12:30 - 2:30pm 
Organized activities: 2:30 - 5:00pm 
Free/ leisure time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Evening meal/ evening activities: 7:00 - 11:00pm 
Lights out: 11:30pm

Accommodation & Meals

Students participating in the French program will have the choice between two accommodation options:

Residence Accommodation (June 29th - August 23rd):

  • Downtown location
  • Double rooms
  • 3 meals a day, including a packed lunch
  • 10 min. walk from school
  • On site supervision

 

Host Family Accommodation:

  • Double rooms
  • 3 meals a day, including a packed lunch
  • Students travel to/from school using public transportation
  • Housing is located 20 to 40 minutes from the school
  • Available to students with prior knowledge of French

 

More information about accommodation

Activities & Excursions

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The supervised activity program includes:

  • Daily afternoon or evening activities
  • Weekly half-day excursion
  • Weekly full-day excursion
  • Other activities and excursions available for a small surcharge

Our program in Nice provides participants with sufficient time after courses to learn more about France, its culture, traditions, customs and everyday life. Students will experience cultural and social activities with their new international classmates. This will provide them with the opportunity to practice their new French language skills and make new friends!

More information about activities and excursions

Curfew & Supervision

Level of supervision: MODERATE

Curfew is at 11:30 pm every day.
Students must return to their accommodation by or before the curfew time, unless they are participating in a tour or activity organized by the school. No exceptions will be made.

More information about the program rules

Travel & Arrival Information

Arrival airport:

Nice Cote d'Azur (NCE)
Nice’s international airport is located just 20 min outside of the city. 
Transfers from the airport are included on the day of arrival (Sunday) and on the day of departure (Saturday), between 8am and 8pm.

Passports/Visa/Length of stay:

Students are responsible for arranging any necessary visas, passports, and permits needed to study abroad. For more information about visas, permits, passports, and general country entry requirements, visit the CIBT official website.

Flights:

Students are responsible for making all flight arrangements for travel to/from Nice. Upon arrival at the Nice airport, one of our staff members will meet the student and take them to their accommodation.

Travel Insurance:

Teenagers Abroad participants have the option to book our Travel Health Insurance.

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