June 24 - July 11, 2017
Enjoy the independence to practice your French language skills during summer in Biarritz, France. The elegant seaside town on the southwest coast of France is a popular resort since European royalty began visiting in the 1800's. Our school is strategically located in downtown Biarritz, and language classes are held in the perfect place to study and make new friends. Magellan Study Abroad is proud to offer classes in this exclusive destination, as this renowned language school is available to no other study abroad company from the U.S. Students will have the unique opportunity to study exclusively with international students from Europe and other parts of the world. Activities in the spectacular outdoor environment and exciting excursions make for an unbelievable two weeks in this surf capital of France. To wrap up your French adventure, you'll spend the last days of your program in the City of Lights, Paris. Enroll in this amazing eye opening experience that will change your vision of the French language and the world as you know it.
Dates & Price:
Destinations: Biarritz | Paris | Program Dates: June 24 – July 11, 2017 | Age Range: 16+ | Program Length: 19 days
Price: $ 3995 + Airfare
Biarritz (pop. 30,000) is one of the principal resorts on the Côte Basque. Originally a quiet village, it was given sudden prominence in the 19th Century by the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie, who constructed a palace on the beach – it still exists today as a luxury hotel. The town began hosting the parades and entourages accompanying European royalty and nobility, invited by Eugénie to stay at the palace. Today, Biarritz is a dynamic town with spectacular beaches, interesting architecture, quaint cafés and the home of one of Europe’s best surfing sites. Surfers come from all over the world to ride its waves.
Paris (pop. 12,067,000) is the capital of France and the country’s largest city. It is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with over 45 million visitors per year. There are numerous iconic landmarks among its many attractions, along with world-famous institutions and popular parks. Paris’ museums and monuments are among its highest-esteemed attractions; tourism has motivated both the city and national government to create new ones. The city’s most prized museum, the Louvre, welcomes over 8 million visitors a year, being by far the world’s most visited art museum.
Excursions: Bayonne, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Kayaking).
Included with Program Enrollment:
• Tuition: two weeks; diploma
• Room and board: Homestay accommodation with full board
• Student residence with half board
• All regional travel costs: bus, train, plane
• All pre-planned group excursions and activities.
• All cultural and art workshops and all museum entrance fees and guided tours.
• Onsite Program Director; U.S. Teacher Chaperones
(with 24-hour cell phone access).
Not-Included with Program Enrollment:
• Air transportation to/from the Program.
• "Meet and Greet" service when arriving separately.
• Travel & Medical Insurance
Magellan Solo participants are required to organize their own travel plans. There are no chaperoned flight options available. Alternative ways to organize your flight to/from a program location exist. Hundreds of millions of airline miles go unused each year — Check with relatives or online to see if you might be able to be gifted some airline miles for your program.
Secure Your Space Today
Download & Complete your Magellan Application. Along with your application form a $500 deposit is required to secure your space. Applications and deposits will be held as "unprocessed" until your application has been reviewed and approved. Deposit payments must be made out to: "Magellan Study Abroad" and mailed directly to our office.