SPI's Biarritz French Immersion Program gives high school students the opportunity to experience France from an insider's perspective. Students are broken up by levels and attend French language and conversation classes in the mornings.
Gracefully situated on the southwestern Atlantic coast, for centuries Biarritz has remained a luxurious French seaside town full of summertime amenities! Also known as the surf capital of Europe, this vibrant city comes to life with spectacles of live music, surf competitions, artists, and parades. Students live with caring homestay families, attend French language and culture class for college credit, participate in a variety of engaging cultural activities, and travel to some of the country's most amazing sites — creating memories that last a lifetime!
SPI offers two to six-week long summer immersion programs in Biarritz. For complete program details, dates, tuition, itineraries and photos, please visit the SPI Study Abroad website or call 866-502-7505.
What Makes SPI Unique?
- Hands-on experiential approach to language acquisition
- Caring local homestay with experience hosting students
- Supportive on-site leadership & supervision
- Opportunity to earn college credit and build academic resume
- Meaningful activities designed to gets students engaged with locals
Learn Another Language, Know Another World
Studying abroad will be a defining educational experience — it is a journey that will transform students into being global thinkers with an international perspective putting them ahead of their peers. SPI Study Abroad programs are designed to provide full cultural and language immersion for students by placing them in safe and easy-to-manage cities with caring homestay families. Students gain self confidence, independence, and maturity, as well as increased fluency in a foreign language — skills that enrich their lives forever.
Your Day in Biarritz
Morning: Breakfast with homestay before heading to interactive French language & conversation courses.
Afternoon: After lunch, participate in various cultural, leadership, and elective activities to practice French and live like a local!
Evening: Dinner & quality time with homestay or an evening activity with the group.
"The summer I went to Biarritz was one of the best summers of my life. I would 100% recommend this program to anyone who is studying French. My french improved so much...and I also learned so much about French culture. Living with a family was really nice and gave us a new perspective on life in foreign countries. My roommate was amazing and our host parents were lovely, we even had a host brothers and a sister and they were really helpful and nice! Biarritz is definitely the best place to study in France, the beach is beautiful, the people are so nice." -Gabrielle, France participant