French Courses in Paris (ages 14-21)
Spend your summer in the city of love, eating baguettes and cheese on the Seine, making new friends, learning French and experiencing the fabulous French culture!
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is widely known as the ‘City of Lights’. The magnificent city of Paris offers students experiences of a lifetime! For example, visiting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, analyzing the glowering gargoyles of the Notre Dame or enjoying the glamorous can-can dancers at the Moulin Rouge.
Paris is the paramount French city in politics, art and intellectual life. Artists travel from all over to come to Paris for its paintings, sculptures, designs, decorations, music, theaters, fashion and literature. Paris is everything to France. The city is the center for government and business and is therefore considered the beating heart of France.
The ‘City of Lights’ has endless opportunities for tourists to explore monuments, landmarks, royal palaces, beautiful parks, as well as ancient fortresses.
Students living with a host family and students staying in the residence will attend two separate language schools.
Homestay school (ages 14-21):
Students staying with a host family will attend our dowtown language school. It is located in the 9th arrondissement, on the first floor of a modern building in a small and quiet street, close to Boulevard Haussmann, where students can find lots of shops, restaurants, cafes and quaint boutiques. The nearest subway station is “Grands Boulevards”.
The Teenagers Abroad French summer program offers to high school students the following course options for French Courses in Paris:
Standard French Courses:
>> 4 group lessons daily (15 hours per week)
Intensive French Courses:
>> 5 group lessons daily (20 hours per week)
The Teenager Abroad French Camp includes:
Class size: max. 15 students (average 12)
Standard French courses normally held 9:00-12:00pm, Monday - Friday
Intensive French courses normally held 12:00-1:00pm, Monday - Friday
French courses for all language levels
Teachers are qualified & French native speakers
Language certificate given at the end of the program
International Student Body:
We expect that 65% of students attending our Teenagers Abroad French Summer Camp Program's French courses in Paris will be non-native English speakers, with 60% of them coming from around Europe. The other 35% will be English native speakers from North America and/or the UK.
Number of students attending the course:
Based on 2017 attendance records, we expect there to be 50+ in the homestay program.
A typical day includes:
Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00am
French Courses: 9:00 - 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Organized activities: 2:00 - 6:00pm
Free time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Evening meal: 8:00 - 9:00pm
Evening activity (residence): 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Lights out: 11:00pm
Accommodation & Meals
Students participating in the French program will have the choice between two accommodation options:
Host Family Accommodation (JULY 1ST – AUGUST 12TH , LAST DAY TO START IS AUGUST 5TH):
- Ages 14-21
- Double rooms
- 3 meals daily (packed lunch)
- Students travel to/from school using public transportation
- Housing located 20 to 40 minutes from the school
Activities & Excursions
The supervised activity program includes:
- Daily afternoon activities
- Daily evening activities (residence only)
- Weekly half day excursion
- Weekly full day excursion
- Other activities and excursions available at a small surcharge
Curfew & Supervision
Homestay - Level of supervision:MODERATE
Curfew is at 11:00 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, regardless of their age or circumstance. No exceptions will be made!
Travel & Arrival Information
Orly Airport (ORY) or Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Transfers from the airport are included on the day of arrival (Sunday) and on the day of departure (Saturday) between 9am and 5pm.
Passports / Visa / Length of stay:
Students are responsible to arrange for the necessary visas, passports and permits needed to study abroad. For more information about visas, permits, passports and general country entry requirements, visit CIBT official website.
Students are responsible for making all flight arrangements for travel to/from Paris. Upon arrival at the Paris airport, one of our staff members will meet the student and take them to their accommodation.
Teenagers Abroad participants have the option to book our Travel Health Insurance.