Biarritz & Paris
July 1 - July 26, 2017
Begin your language and cultural immersion experience with charming Paris, the capital of France. After our stay in Paris we’ll travel to Biarritz via the TGV, the French high-speed train. Your homestay family will be waiting for you in this beautiful resort town on the Côte Basque. Open-air markets, perfect sandy beaches and small cafés characterize this quaint, cosmopolitan French town. 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 centered on the arts and exciting excursions make for an unbelievable two weeks in this surf capital of France.
The following week you will return to Paris to savor all that it has to offer. Homestay will be replaced with a centrally located student residence. From this unique vantage point, you’ll be able to traverse the city and witness first hand Europe’s most recognized monuments and the world’s most renowned museums. What excites you the most? Will it be cruising down the River Seine, climbing the magical Tour Eiffel, or viewing the Mona Lisa at the Musée du Louvre? Versailles, anyone? 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: July 1 – July 26, 2017 | Age Range: 15-18
Homestay: 23 days / Biarritz | Hotel: 5 days / Paris | Language Prerequisite: One year of French
Price: $6695 + 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 in the scenic bay of Biarritz.
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), Versailles.
Included with Program Enrollment:
• Tuition: 3 weeks; certificate of completion.
• Room and board: Homestay with full-board, hotel 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).
• Travel, accident, medical, baggage, trip cancellation insurance.
Not-Included with Program Enrollment:
• Air transportation to/from the Program.
• "Meet and Greet" service when arriving separately.
Chaperoned flights are available for each program. Details of the chaperoned flight will be shared upon request to families in January 2016. Chaperoned flights have a minimum of 1 Magellan teacher on-board for the transatlantic portion of the journey. Of course, you can organize your own travel plans, but you must arrive within a designated arrival-window to be met by Magellan staff. Magellan Study Abroad does offer a “Meet and Greet” service (additional fee) should you arrive outside the designated arrival window.
There are alternative ways to organize your flight to/from a program location. 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.
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