Barat Foundation Summer in Provence features French language, culture and art immersion in the South of France, with community service opportunities teaching English to French children.
The program focuses on French language and art including workshops in Photography, Studio Arts, Theatre, Music, Video, Film, Dance, Creative Writing, French Cuisine, and Fashion. In addition, we offer up to 40 hours of community service hours to students interested in teaching English to French children.
The experience of a lifetime awaits you in Provence. The Barat Foundation Summer Program in Provence provides a unique opportunity for total immersion in French language and culture. The sun-drenched region of Provence that has inspired artists, writers, and travelers throughout the centuries, will serve as your backyard and classroom. You will explore the wonders of Provence speaking French with a talented young staff of teachers, hand-picked from both the French academic world, and the forefront of the European artistic community.
You will be living in Provence not as a tourist, but as a local, as you attend the spectacular summer festivals of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, visit Van Gogh’s city of Arles, and shop at colorful open-air markets. You will visit the Camargue nature preserve and sun bathe along the beaches and shores of the azure Mediterranean. At the end of the day, you can linger at an open-air café or venture home to discuss the events of the day with new friends.
Your stay in Provence finds you at a fully equipped country estate with outdoor swimming pool. Our French teachers and staff will personally introduce you to France, its language, culture, history and art. Living in a truly international environment with students from all over the world, you will develop skills which will prepare you for life in the global marketplace of the 21st Century, where national borders and language cease to separate one people from another and where knowledge and understanding are the international currency.