France has always been known for its culture, history, and incredible food. What better way to experience the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the daily life of a French citizen than to participate in SPI’s teen French language immersion program.
SPI’s French language immersion program is based in Biarritz, France, an absolutely breath-taking seaside town with natural charm unlike any place else. In the summertime, Biarritz, also known as the surf capital of Europe, comes alive with spectacles like bands playing surf festivals and contests, jugglers, artists and parades that help teens experience the French culture firsthand.
Teen French language immersion with SPI Biarritz offers students the opportunity to live with local homestay families, take intensive French classes and improve their French skills on a daily basis, while experiencing the vibrant, cosmopolitan, yet relaxed lifestyle of this authentic French town. It provides the perfect environment to immerse yourself in the language, the French art of living, and the strikingly different Basque culture in Biarritz.
Through the homestay family experience, the French language immersion program in Biarritz will take you out of your comfort zone, to fully experience and immerse yourself in a unique culture and lifestyle. In addition to learning about the traditional French customs with your host family, the SPI French language courses and elective activities provide an outlet to enhance your language skills and learn about French culture through exciting activities, such as touring a historical local chocolate factory, surfing, exploring local art museums, as well as many others.
Our students who have participated in the teen French language immersion program in Biarritz say, “Biarritz was an amazing place to live! The people there were so helpful and friendly. I wanted to say for the whole summer – or year!” and “My French has improved so much, and my comprehension is finally to a point where I can understand everything the people say to me in French! I definitely recommend this Biarritz program to any begginer to serious French student.”