Summer programs for teens in France-French Studies in the Arts, Language, Culture, Sports and Recreation
Adventure , Language Immersion Programs , Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Nice, France
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Alphonse de Lamartine

Option 1:
July 4 – 31
Option 2:
July 4 – 24
Option 3:
July 4 – 17
Option 4:
July 17 – 31
Paris (optional extension)
July 31 - Aug 4
Student Residence

Antibes, Eze, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez

(Some flexibility with dates is possible, please ask our staff)

Grades 9-12, Beginning to Advanced

French Language

French Language and Conversation

Digital Photography

Opt 1: 4 weeks
Opt 2: 3 weeks
Opt 3: 2 weeks
Opt 4: 2 weeks
Optional extension to Paris

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. Sign up now to learn more about one of the best French summer programs for teens.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

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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.

If you were there...

  • Morning
    French class
  • Morning
    Pottery class
  • Afternoon
    Lunch Time
  • Afternoon
    Afternoon elective-Yoga-in front of the sea
  • Afternoon
    Water Sport
  • Afternoon
    Kayaking in Gorges du Verdon
  • Afternoon
    Free time in Cannes
  • Afternoon
    Lunch time
  • Night
    Group Dinner
  • Night
    Dancing on Place Massena

Jolie Blair

While there are thousands of packing lists for your trip abroad, many fail to mention the essentials for your travels (besides a passport and cellphone, of course). But don’t worry, we at Abbey Road Programs have your back. Continue reading for the top 4 secretive essentials to pack for your next trip abroad. 1. Snacks from home When studying in Italy, my parents asked if they could bring me anything when they came to visit. Without hesitation, I gave them a laundry list of snacks including peanut butter, granola bars, and gum. ...

  • Program Highlights

    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:

    • Live in your own private studio with a private bathroom and high-speed Internet
    • Enjoy delicious, authentic French cuisine prepared by our culinary staff
    • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom, immersing in the local community (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Improve your French in intensive small-group language workshops
    • Experience authentic cultural immersion
    • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet local teens and make friends from all over the world
    • Included trips to Monaco, Cannes, San Remo, St. Tropez, Eze, Beaulieu, Villefranche, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, and more
    • All inclusive 2, 3 or 4 week sessions
    • Optional 4-day travel extension to Paris
    • Pre-Summer Language Courses and Tutoring Online (get an early start on practicing your French!)
  • Food

    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.

  • Residential Life

    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!

  • Daily Schedule

    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

    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 10:30 – 11:00 pm, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.

    Some of our students’ favorite activities are:

    • French conversation over coffee and ice cream in Old Nice
    • Photography scavenger hunt in Arenas park
    • Live French lesson in the Flower Market of Nice
    • Parasailing and windsurfing on the beach off the Promenade des Anglais
    • Salsa night in Place Massena in Nice
    • Talent show and evening outing in Acropolis
    • Music and dance at the Nice Jazz Festival
    • Theater workshop with French teenagers and the St. Laurent theater troupe
    • Barbeque party with French teenagers in St. Laurent
    • French movie night at the residence
    • Pottery workshop in Nice
  • Day Trips

    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:

    • Snorkeling in the Bay of Villefranche sur Mer
    • Visiting Cannes‘ Film Festival Palace
    • Shopping on La Croisette and Rue d’Antibes in Cannes
    • Climbing to the top of Eze Village and its Fragonard Perfumery
    • Exploring the elegant St. Paul de Vence and its modern art museum, Fondation Maeght
    • Admiring modern art in the Picasso museum of Antibes
    • French cuisine workshop in St. Jean
    • Kayaking along the coast of Cap Ferrat
    • Visiting Monaco, its famous Palace of the Prince, Casino and Oceanographic Museum
    • Tasting authentic Italian gelato on the day trip to San Remo
    • Boat trip to St. Tropez, its pastel Old Town and chic boutiques
    • Excursions to Villa Kerylos and Villa Rothschild

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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 ...

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