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Nice, France: French Immersion Summer Program
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Nice, France: French Immersion Summer Program

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Personal Development

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Program Opportunities

    8

Nice summer 2017

Claire loved the program in Nice. She has been on quite a few other programs and so have my two sons. By far, she liked this one the best. Each child has his/her own room and private bath. She said it was a good location and they went to the beach a lot.

Her classes were engaging and fun. She met a great group of friends on this program as well. They seem to do a good job with supervising the kids and yet giving the kids a feeling of independence. We were all very very happy with this program!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Personal Development

    9

Nice summer 2017

Overall, the Abbey Road Program was a fabulous experience for my daughter. The teachers are great, and Erin signed up for the conversational French in the afternoon because she really wanted to learn french. They have French classes in the morning that everyone takes, and Erin said they did a lot of real life learning, especially in her French conversation class in the afternoon. They would go to the cafes or plaza and have to order and talk to French people, which she said was scary but great for her skills.

They also do a lot of day trips every weekend, and she loved those! They went to Monaco and Italy and other places in France since they are all short train rides away. They go to the beach a lot too. She loved the trips to the museums and the Paris extension at the end. I dropped Erin off and the apartments looks like college dorms. The rooms are on a hall like a typical dorm and you walk in and there is a small bathroom and bed and desk, with a small kitchen down the hall, and shutters that look out on a nice street view. Not fancy at all but good for Erin to have some alone time which she values.

Erin really liked her teachers and learned a lot -- they had interesting and varied backgrounds -- one from Russia I think, but most if not all native French speakers. Erin had been to sleep away camps before but this was the first year she never once said she was homesick.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

My daughter's amazing summer in Nice

My daughter (who is almost 16) did 4 weeks in Nice and described it as “the best summer of my life.” She learned so much, made some good friends (a few of whom she has spent time with here in New York after they returned from France), and loved the teachers and chaperones. Arthur, supervises the Nice program, and he was great. The program is very well organized. They go to so many cool cities, such as St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco, etc. Her French improved so much, and her teacher at the high school is really impressed by her accent, comprehension, and expression. Each student had their own dorm room and bathroom, and other than the fact that it was very hot, Sophia never had any complaints.

I had regular contact w Sophia while she was there, and I always felt she was safe. There are many structured activities (e.g. beach activities, roller-blading, sight-seeing), but they also allowed for unstructured time. They gave the students increasing amounts of freedom, once they feel the kids are ready. So in the evenings they could sometimes go out as a group, without a chaperone, and they would check in at the curfew time, to make sure everyone was back safe.

I would highly recommend this program!