- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: France
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Language
- Sub-Categories: French
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
EF's Junior Program in Saint Raphael, France is specially designed for younger travelers, aged 13-15. Work towards fluency for 2-10 weeks this summer while exploring a new culture with friends from over 100 countries around the world. Our supervised program caters towards the needs and interests of younger travelers.
Learn a language, discover the world.
This hidden gem of the French Riviera, set between scenic mountains and long stretches of sandy Mediterranean beaches, is the perfect place to learn French. Take advantage of crystal blue waters by trying a new watersport, like windsurfing or snorkeling in nearby coves.
For over 50 years, our experienced staff has helped students have the adventure of a lifetime on their first independent trip abroad. From a US based Admissions Team dedicated to answering your questions to teachers and counselors committed to your comfort and fun – you’ll have our full support from before you depart until after you return home.
Students will make maximum progress with 20 fun and interactive language lessons per week. Classes focus on speaking and communicating clearly in everyday situations by building competency through conversation and blended learning. After class, join in on a beach BBQ, trivia or karaoke night, cooking class. You can even make your own perfume at Perfumery Galimard or cool off at the nearby waterpark. Over the weekends, explore Cannes, Nice, or Saint Tropez.
Choose to stay with a screened localhost or with our resident advisors in the EF dorm. Wherever you choose, you'll start building language skills and an international network to last a lifetime. Return home with a course report and certificate to add to your academic portfolio.
Cost and Session Information
EF Homestay: (included) Twin room with a carefully selected local host. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by your hosts Monday-Friday, and all meals on weekends. You will have lunch at school.
EF Junior Summer Residence - Hotel deFlore: Triple room from $335/week. En suite facilities. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared Monday-Friday, and all meals on weekends. You will have lunch at school.
Having spent two weeks in Paris a few years back, and having already dubbed it my favorite city in the world, I was curious to find out if it could get any better. Unsurprisingly, the minute I walked through the doors of EF Paris, I knew my experience would be once in a lifetime. Just being in Paris is amazing, but the welcoming learning environment at EF was like none other. The school is very modern, equipped with technology and all sorts of resources for students. There are always about five ambassadors in the school lobby who make it their number-one priority to answer students questions and organize events and trips every day for those who want to see more of Paris. The teachers are extremely engaging and knowledgeable. The classes were all amazing in the way they took the technical learning of the French language and combined it with French culture and history. Seeing people from all over the world come together and be united by French was awe-inspiring. I loved the way the classes were structured; it was a perfect balance between communication and correctness. Participation was mandatory, but never felt forced because the class atmosphere was so friendly and inviting, class discussion just came naturally. I remember having many open-ended conversations about topics ranging from French cheeses to the inner workings of a democracy. There were definitely many opportunities to explore ones creative side, while also focusing on ones intellectual ability. Everyone was so eager to learn that class was consistently invigorating and lively. Just being in a room with people from other countries makes you automatically want to hear the stories of their lives and compare them to your own. Meeting new people is definitely the main highlight of studying abroad (alongside the language and culture of course). Also at EF Paris, you can choose to live at the residence or with a family. Since I was only there for a couple weeks, I choose residence, but I heard from everyone living with a family that they were well taken care of and welcomed. The residence was wonderful, ten minutes from the school and nicely managed. I was in a dorm with three other girls, all of whom were doing longer stays, and the room accommodated us all easily and comfortably. It was also nice to have a kitchen and a common room at the residence, which allowed for time to connect with other students outside of school. But, the best part of attending EF Paris was without a doubt the trips to Parisian landmarks with new friends and the French language. It was absolutely amazing to be able to walk 20 minutes and be at the entrance of the louvre, or Notre Dame or LOpera Garnier. To discover the language and the history of such an amazing city like Paris while simultaneously making life-long friendships was such a unique experience. Ill thank EF forever! Theres no way Ill ever forget those weeks!- Pascale Gulick - May 20, 2016