Junior Summer Courses
France - Biarritz

  • Biarritz is a surfers’ paradise
  • Meet people from all over the world in our residence
  • Free bus pass for the duration of your stay

Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne make up the glamorous Côte Basque, ideally situated in South West France. Besides Paris and the French Riviera, Biarritz is one of the three most attractive holiday destinations in France and the area offers a wide choice of daytime holiday activities. Bayonne is a medieval town with great shopping facilities and a beautiful riverside-setting, while Biarritz is a vibrant cosmopolitan town with magnificent beaches, golf courses and numerous sporting facilities. The wonderful beaches are a surfer's paradise, and of course, you can also enroll for a surfing course at our experienced surf school.
You can either stay in our residence, a natural meeting place for surfers and students from all over the world, or with one of our carefully chosen host families. French summer courses take place in our local school, just a short bus-ride from the town centre and the beach. After school, you can gather together with friends and participate in a variety of activities. Give table tennis a go or spend the afternoon on the beach relaxing or playing volleyball.


The Youth Guesthouse in Biarritz is the meeting point for young people from all over the world. It is situated a approx. 20 minute bus ride from the beach and the town centre. In the Youth Guesthouse you will find the IP Ocean Lounge in the garden where you can meet your friends, and play table tennis or table football in the terraces. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. The lessons take place in modern classrooms at the Maison des Associations. The building is located 20 minutes away from the Youth Guesthouse, the beach and the town centre. The programme, organised by our international supervisors, takes place in the Guesthouse, town centre or on the beach. Besides this you get a ticket to use the local traffic.

Photos of BIARRITZ and the campus

All lessons take place in our local school in the Maison des Associations, situated between beach and residence.
Please note that the lessons don't take place on this bank holiday and won't be replaced later: 15.08.2018.

General French Course

15 lessons (x 45 mins) or 11.25 hours per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:35. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

Intensive French Course

20 lessons (x 45 mins) or 15 hours per week
The Intensive Course consists of the General French Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:35 -12:20) in which key areas of language learning are practised in more depth.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

Mini-Group French

20 lessons (x 45 mins) or 15 hours per week
This is a highly individualised course. The lessons are based on the same concept as the intensive course for groups of up to 4 students. Working in very small groups allows you to focus on your own language needs and problems. Together with the teacher you can decide what you want to work on and which aspects of language you want to improve.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

multi bedded room at the Youth Guesthouse Biarritz
multi bedded room at the Youth Guesthouse Biarritz


Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries in our residence!You will stay in multi-bedded en-suite rooms (3-4 beds) in the Youth Guesthouse in Biarritz, situated just a 35-minutes-walk (20 minutes by bus) from the town centre and the beach at Biarritz. You will reach our local school after a 15-minute-bus-ride. Also our supervisors live in the Residence and they are there for if you have any problems or questions. Of course, a local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay. Public launderettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as public phone are available in the residence. Free-wifi as well as computers with free internet access are available in the reception area. All rooms have individual wardrobes with lockers, to safe your valuables. You'll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the Youth Guesthouse. We offer vegetarian and pork free options. Any other special diet (Gluten free, lactose free, food allergies) on request only. Halal, kosher and vegan food is not available. Please advise at least 14 days prior arrival about any special diet.


You may also stay in twin or triple bedrooms with one of our friendly homestay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Our hosts live in Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne - some are situated close to the school while others are a bus-ride away (on average 30, max. 60 mins, a local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay). Therefore homestay is a good opportunity for self-dependent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a French family. You will get full board accommodation with breakfast, packed lunches and dinner. We offer vegetarian and vegan options in the homestay accommodation. Any other special diet (Gluten free, lactose free, food allergies) on request only. Halal and kosher food is not available. Please advise at least 4 weeks prior arrival about any special diet. Please be aware that due to bus frequency or availability at nights, students accommodated in host families perhaps will not be able to attend the evening activity.


Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia or other countries will run a fully supervised activity programme in the afternoons & evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon you can choose between several activities and in the evening you can take place in one of our amazing events.

Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible  for 15 students between 13 and 17 years. However supervision groups during activities on or off campus will have different ratios of up to 25 students for 13-17 year old depending on the situation.

Students are free to experience and explore things with their friends in pairs or bigger groups on and off campus. Our supervisors provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom for this age group. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is voluntary.
You can choose between taking part in the offered programme activities or exploring the town with your friends in pairs or bigger groups in the afternoon after informing our staff members and signing out. 

After dinner, they are allowed to leave the campus in groups of minimum two after informing our staff, until 11.00pm. Our supervisors reserve the right to limit these times when necessary. Students staying in host families have to return to their host family for dinner. After dinner they can either stay in their host family or return to campus for the evening programme. If they want to leave the Host family on their own until 11.00pm the IP team should be informed as well as the Host family. During our excursions, students older than 13 may leave in groups of two.

The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance.

Included in the programme

  • Welcome- and Farewell Meeting
  • Town Walk
  • Beach animation (Volleyball, Frisbee, Fun Games, etc.)
  • Workshops (Danse, Beauté, Bricolages, Zumba)
  • A half-day trip per week (e.g. St.Jean de Luz or Bayonne)
  • A full day trip if you stay for two weeks or longer (e.g San Sebastian in Spain or Pau or Hendaye or Bordeaux)
  • Welcome Night, Barbecue, Karaoke, Games Night, Biarritz by Night

Surf Course 5 x 1.5 lessons (Supplement)

Biarritz is the surf capital of France. If you feel like getting in touch with your inner surfer, be sure to join the surf course at our partner school in Anglet.
The surf course includes five lessons per week (1.5 hours each) which takes place in the afternoons.
Equipment will be provided. Surf lesson times may vary depending on the weather, tide, and the size of the waves. Please bear in mind that booking this special may prevent you from joining other activities or a scheduled excursion. This special is not included in the activity programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Occasionally due to weather or water conditions surf could be not safe, so students will receive theoretical knowledge in surfing, paddling and first aid or the surf lesson can be cancelled or postponed.

Self-arranged travel
Travel dates
4-bedded en-suite room
Home Stay
twin or triple room
30.06.18 - 07.07.18 845 € 739 € Date expired
07.07.18 - 14.07.18 845 € 739 € Date expired
14.07.18 - 21.07.18 845 € 739 € Date expired
21.07.18 - 28.07.18 845 € 739 € Date expired
28.07.18 - 04.08.18 845 € 739 € Date expired
04.08.18 - 11.08.18 845 € 739 € Date expired
11.08.18 - 18.08.18 845 € 739 € Date expired

Prices for 7 nights, full-board, general course, airport transfer from Biarritz Airport and Railway Station
Additional week with 7 nights: Residence + 845 €, Home Stay + 739 €

(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Transfer from / to Biarritz airport included
Transfer from / to Biarritz railway station included
Transfer from /to San Sebastian airport per way* 135 €
Transfer from /to San Sebastian railway station per way* 135 €
Transfer from /to Pau airport per way* 230 €
Transfer from /to Bilbao airport per way* 290 €
Transfer from /to Bordeaux airport per way* 350 €
Unaccompanied Minors Service per way 40 €

* Taxi can be shared for 1-3 people travelling together

Intensive course (20 lessons / week) 25 €
Mini Group Course course (20 lessons / week) 199 €
Surf Course incl. equipment 5x1,5 hrs. per week 175 €

French Summer Courses - What's included in the price?

Accommodation and Meal Plan
  • Full board residential accommodation with packed lunch in en-suite 3-4-bedded rooms in the Youth Guesthouse in Biarritz OR Full board homestay accommodation in twin or triple rooms with one of our local homestay hosts including packed lunches
  • Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
Language Course
  • French language tuition (15 or 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Course material
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Certificate at the end of the course
  • Common speech: French
supervision and activity programme
  • IP Ocean Lounge
  • Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening
  • Free bus pass for the time of your stay
  • 1 half-day trip for the duration of one week; 2 half-day trips and one full day trip per fortnight
  • One half-day trip and one full day trip for every additional week
  • Supervision by our qualified international Team
  • Transfer on arrival and departure from / to Biarritz train station or airport
  • Farewell Meeting
  • High level of supervision: one supervisor for 15 students between 13 and 15 years
  • Welcome-Meeting
  • Assembly from Monday to Friday and daily conversation with the supervisors
  • Personal Welcome-Pack

Airport transfers from/to Biarritz (airport or train station) are included in the price.
Other arrival and departure transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to Bilbao, Pau, Bordeaux and San Sebastian.Transfers will be done by well-known taxi and transfer companies. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Biarritz as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport or train station in time to check in. Please don't hesitate to book our Unaccompanied Minors service, if you're looking for a supervised check-in. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied Minors service as well.

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Phone: 020-88167043 or 49 421 79258-30