Class Duration

Class Per Week

Student Age

Class Days

*Subject to change. Some activities may have an additional cost.

SUN

Fly to Biarritz

Meet host family at airport

Flight Advisory

MON

Orientation meeting

Intensive French or mainstream classes until 5 PM

Dinner with host family and free time

TUE

Intensive French classes from 8 am until 12 pm

Sports activities

Intensive French or mainstream classes until 5pm

Dinner with host family and free time

WED

Intensive French classes from 8 am until 12 pm

Beach

Intensive French or mainstream classes until 5pm

Dinner with host family and free time

THU

Intensive French classes from 8 am until 12 pm

Intensive French or mainstream classes until 5pm

Explore Biarritz with friends

Dinner with host family and free time

FRI

Intensive French classes from 8 am until 12 pm

Free time

Intensive French or mainstream classes until 5pm

Dinner with host family and free time

SAT

Full day to explore Biarritz with friends or host family

Course Summary

30 Students

15 - 17 year olds

A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,C2

Yes

Description

As part of your immersive secondary school programme, you’ll be placed in one of the excellent schools that Stein Study are affiliated with, in Biarritz. Here you’ll attend intensive French lessons to help prepare you for mainstream classes. Depending on your language skills, for a period of time, you will only attend the intensive classes. Once you gain confidence in your verbal and oral expression and comprehension, you will be gradually integrated into mainstream classes where you’ll learn alongside French students. Students will attend classes from 8 AM until 5 PM. These include Geography, Science and History. Learning a variety of subjects alongside native-speaking students is a fantastic way to completely immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Students will quickly make strides in their French comprehension and expression as they use their language skills both during class and in their spare time with friends and their host family.

Dates & Prices

Students can start any Monday from September to January. The price list for classes, accommodation, full board, airport transfer, and class materials is as follows:

Three months €4,004
Six months €6,225
Full academic year (nine months) €9,575

Accommodation

As part of this immersive secondary school programme, you’ll stay with a friendly and previously assessed host family who live a short distance from your school. We understand that to have a positive experience during your immersive experience abroad, safe and comfortable accommodation in a welcoming environment is essential. We are confident that the dedicated staff at our partner secondary schools in Biarritz fully ensure that each host family is able to meet each student’s individual needs. You’ll also have access to a local coordinator in Biarritz who will support you and liaise with our team in Dublin during your stay. The curfew for every student is 11 PM from Sunday to Thursday and 1 AM on Friday and Saturday. Your host family will provide you with all meals during your stay. If you have any preferences or food allergies, please inform us at the point of booking so that we can do our best to accommodate you. We will provide you with details of your host family two to three weeks prior to your journey. Our Dublin based team are always available to support and assist you before, during and after your trip away.

School Introduction Video

Students will stay with a welcoming host family who live a short distance from your secondary school in Biarritz. Each host family is previously vetted by the school staff.

You’ll need to arrange your own flights. But we are happy to help advise you on the most direct route.

You can travel with friends but will not be able to share a room.

While all meals are provided, you’ll need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.

Having a foundation of conversational French is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses but even less advanced students will see their fluency flourish in a short space of time during this immersive experience.

You can fly out any Sunday and start classes the next day.

Students can opt to stay for four weeks to the full academic year.

Transfer between the airport and your host family’s home is provided on arrival and departure.