Antibes, Eze, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez
Grades 9-12, Beginning to Advanced
A dazzling coastline stretching from Nice to the small harbor town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer exemplifies the best of the French Riviera. The bustling beaches, lush palm trees, colorful buildings, and alluring markets make it hard not to get swept up in this chic lifestyle. During your month abroad in Nice you are sure to get a taste of this fine standard of living. On any given day you’ll stroll through the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais on your way to morning classes, practice your French while ordering refreshments in one of the many outdoor cafés, and blend in with the locals as you browse the open-air markets of the city’s Old Town district. In fact, after four weeks of living amongst the locals you may find yourself feeling a little, if not very, glamorous indeed.
Optional Travel Extension
Ah, Paris! The city of lights! Delicious food, fantastic art, amazing architecture, the list goes on and on. A four-day visit to Paris is the perfect way to complete an Abbey Road adventure in France. Our exciting itinerary includes both guided visits to museums and historical sites and time for you to discover the city’s famous neighborhoods. Sure we will show you the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, among others, but you will also be free (within our safety guidelines) to enjoy the city’s famous café scene and shopping districts with your good friends in tow. Who knows, you just might even take a dinner cruise on the river Seine! In Paris, we will stay in a 3 star air-conditioned hotel in the city center.
Jumping Back Into the Real World You’ve just had the most incredible experience studying abroad with Abbey Road Programs. You’ve said your goodbyes to your new friends, host family, classmates, and teachers. You have integrated into a new culture and learned more about yourself than you might have imagined. You have dined, explored, danced, hiked, and lived. So now that your summer has come to an end, and now that you must return home, what do you do now? For many students, coming home can be unexpectedly difficult. You may ...
In Nice you will live in a modern student residence, in the beautiful Old Port neighborhood, in the very heart of town. It’s a 10 min walk from the popular beaches of Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town. Here are some highlights:
Our culinary staff will buy daily fresh food for breakfast and lunch from the local markets and shops. Some evenings our staff and students will make delicious meals together, armed with fresh ingredients and our own Provençal recipe book. These culinary adventures quickly become a favorite bonding and cultural activity among our students and staff. We will also enjoy authentic local cuisine during outings to local restaurants.
Our staff will provide you with daily groceries (bread, pasta, cereal, water, olive oil, etc.) and house supplies. If you need more food or house supplies – just tell us. We will get them for you.
You will live just steps away from Nice’s picturesque Vieux Port and the lively markets and restaurants of Vieux Nice in a modern student residence. Each student will have a private studio, private bathroom and kitchenette, with high-speed Internet, next door to other students and staff.
You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!
Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus: a major and an elective. The French major class meets every morning Monday to Friday while electives meet three afternoons a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Majors: French language
Electives and Workshops: French Conversation and Culture, Photography, Studio Art, French Cinema, Riviera Sports
Students are placed in their French class according to their level, we accept beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers. There is a placement test on the first day of class.
In addition, we offer individual tutoring and intensive small group workshops, for those who want to challenge themselves and see a dramatic improvement in their French proficiency. Our language classes are taught in a fun, interactive, experiential way, maximizing intensive language and cultural immersion.
Important note: Curfew and Free Time
The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 11 pm on weekdays and 11.30 – 12 midnight on weekends, subject to change at program director’s discretion.
Some of our students’ favorite activities are:
In addition to showing you all of the most celebrated and “lesser known” cultural sites in Nice, the program allows you to explore the most beautiful sites of the French and Italian Riviera.
Some of the students’ favorites include:
Jumping Back Into the Real World You’ve just had the most incredible experience studying abroad with Abbey Road Programs. You’ve said your goodbyes to your new friends, host family, classmates, and teachers. You have integrated into a new culture and learned more about yourself than you might have imagined. You have dined, explored, ...
Parc Phoenix, and French Language at the Modern Art Museum. July20 Today we woke up and I had breakfast with the new friend I'd made yesterday... it felt nice to actually get to know someone well on this trip since the majority came to this country by themselves. While we ate we talked about how excited we were to go snorkeling! We ...
A Memorable Trip to Nice, France! Of all the various travel adventures I've embarked on, the most enriching experience was Exploring Nice, France with Abbey Road Programs during the summer! The few weeks that I spent there with them were the highlight of my summer. Going in, I was very excited to meet the students, I had heard that they came ...
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