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France / Bayonne

Language Camp at the “Côte basque” – a true surfer’s paradise!

 Save up to 6% on self arranged journey. Book from 27 July onwards and save 15% on the English course. 

No enrolment fees. No accommodation fees.

 

  • English or French tuition included
  • Full immersion with French students on site
  • Enjoy one of France’s most popular holiday destinations
  • Workshops, town walks and beach activities every day
  • Excursions, full board and a local bus pass included
  • Surf Course with professionals as a supplement
  • Summer Camp 13-17 yrs.
  • Location

    city centre: 15 minutes (walking distance)
    beach: 45 minutes (bus ride from residence)

  • Language Courses

    French or English:
    General Course (included)
    Intensive Course (with supplement)

  • Travel period

    29.06.2024 to 10.08.2024
    Arrival and Departure on Saturdays only
    Transfers available

  • Already included

    International activity programme
    Excursions and a local bus pass
    24/7 Supervision and Emergency Phone
    Free WiFi in common areas in residence
    Fruit’n’Fit Corner

  • Accommodation

    Residence and homestay
    Full board with packed lunch

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Improve your language skills with international students

  • English and French tuition available
  • Online placement test prior to arrival
  • Study in small classes (max. 16 students)
  • Qualified teachers
  • All materials provided
  • Certificate at the end of the course and Graduation Ceremony

All lessons take place in our residence “Maison Diocésaine”. Students can choose between French and English tuition.
The 14th of July is a French National Bank Holiday. Lessons do not take place on that day and will not be made up.

GENERAL FRENCH OR ENGLISH COURSE

already included

Included in the package is the General English Course (15 lessons a week), serving as a strong foundation for effective language communication. Running from Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 11:45 (including breaks), each morning session is aimed at specific language aspects: grammar mastery, reading and listening comprehension, and interactive speaking practice.

With a focus on enhancing your speaking and listening skills, we're dedicated to nurturing confident communication and breaking inhibitions.

Our offerings cater to Elementary (A1) through Advanced (C1) levels, with a minimum duration of 1 week.

INTENSIVE FRENCH OR ENGLISH COURSE

available as a supplement

This package integrates the General English Course (Monday to Friday, 09:00-11:45, including breaks) with an Intensive Lesson 4 (11:45 - 12:30)
The General English Course (15 lessons a week) serves as a strong foundation for effective language communication. Running from Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 11:45 (including breaks), each morning session is aimed at specific language aspects: grammar mastery, reading and listening comprehension, and interactive speaking practice. With a focus on enhancing your speaking and listening skills, we're dedicated to nurturing confident communication and breaking inhibitions.

Included in the package is the Intensive Lesson 4 (5 lessons a week), running from Monday to Friday, 11.45-12.30. devoted to project-based learning, group dynamics, writing finesse, and public speaking progress.

Our offerings cater to Elementary (A1) through Advanced (C1) levels, with a minimum duration of 1 week.

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After the lessons

  • Bilingual French/English campus and activity programme
  • Sports, beach activities, creativity and lifestyle workshops
  • Free time to discover Bayonne on your own
  • Professional surf course available as a supplement
  • Half and full day excursions

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

Check out our Bayonne sample programme.

OUR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

already included
  • Welcome & Farewell Meetings with Graduation Ceremony
  • Beach activities (Volleyball, Football, Badminton, Frisbee)
  • Workshops (Arts & Crafts, Health & Beauty, Food & Drinks, Dance, Henna Tattoos)
  • Welcome & Farewell Theme Parties, Chill Nights at the Beach, Quiz Nights, Game Nights (Murder Mystery, Haunted House), Biarritz or Bayonne by Night
  • Chill-out zone with table tennis, badminton and football tables

 

IP TRIP PROGRAMME

already included

Excursions are a part of our programme and included in the price. During your first week you have one half-day trip included. If you stay more than one week you will have one additional half-day excursion and one full day trip per additional week.

Each trip consists of a guided tour of the area with some interesting background information and stops at the nicest photo locations. Our supervisors will not only tell you more about the city but also where the coolest shops and cafés are, because after the guided tour you will have some free time with your friends for shopping and discovering on your own! The amount of free time allowed depends on the students’ age. We reserve the right to organise excursions by public transport.

Half-day trip destinations : Hossegor and Sant Jean de Luz

Full day trip destinations: Pau, Bordeaux, Lourdes

SURF COURSE (5 x 1,5 lessons)

available as a supplement

The Atlantic Coast of Southern France is a true surfer’s paradise. 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 with professional surf teachers per week (1.5 hours each) which take place in the afternoons. Equipment will be provided. Surf lesson times may vary depending on the weather, tide, and the size of the waves. 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.

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.

Price: 189.00 € (per week)

Residence or home stay

  • Live with international students in our residence in Bayonne
  • Enjoy the French „joie de vivre“ in home stay
  • Full board with packed lunch

Residence

Welcome to Maison Diocésaine Bayonne, your comfortable and convenient residential accommodation option.

You can choose from single or twin rooms (triple rooms available upon request). Room types include standard rooms with shared bathrooms or en-suite rooms with a shower within the room and shared toilets located on 2-3 floors. Students will be paired with peers of the same sex, and we aim to match students of similar ages who speak different native languages whenever possible (unless they prefer to room with a friend). Each room is equipped with a lock and comes with one key per room. Bedding and towels are provided and refreshed weekly. A damage deposit of 50 € is required.

As part of your stay, you’ll receive a bus pass for the duration of your time with us, making transportation easy and accessible. We offer a meal plan that includes breakfast, a packed lunch, and a hot dinner.

Enjoy the fresh air and scenery on our Outdoor Terrace. The IP Ocean Lounge serves as a meeting point for our students.

For laundry needs, there is a public launderette in a nearby supermarket (cost: 5,00 € per load plus 2,00 € for drying). Free Wi-Fi is accessible in the main areas of Maison Diocésaine (please note that it’s not available in the rooms).

We have a refrigerator designated for medicine storage.

Homestay

Our carefully selected host families reside in the charming cities of Biarritz, Bayonne, or Anglet, ensuring that you’re within a convenient 45-60 minute commute of your study destination. Best option for students aged over 14.

Rest assured that all our host families adhere to strict homestay guidelines, creating a safe and welcoming environment for our students.

Our local Accommodation Manager meticulously chooses these families to ensure a comfortable and enriching experience during your stay.

Students are treated to a daily breakfast and dinner prepared by their host families, allowing you to savor local flavors and cuisine.

Additionally, we provide a packed lunch to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Bedding and towels are thoughtfully provided by your host family and are refreshed weekly to ensure your comfort.

We understand that dietary preferences and allergies vary. Vegetarian food options are readily available to cater to your needs.

For any other special diets or food allergies, please inform us during your enrolment process. We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests, so you can enjoy your meals worry-free.

Staying with one of our host families not only offers a comfortable place to call home during your stay but also provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and practice your language skills. We look forward to making your stay in the region a memorable and enriching experience.

Our Supervision Concept in Bayonne

Your safety and welfare are 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 olds depending on the situation.

Students in Bayonne will be free to experience and explore things with their friends on and off campus, but with daily checks from our supervisors to provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom. Daily checks include: wake-up, breakfast, class check, assembly, programme check with sign-up lists, dinner, TTT and night check. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is a mix of compulsory activities and voluntary ones. You will join some afternoon activities and evening events with the rest of the students (3-4 afternoons & evenings per week), to know each other, enjoy the international atmosphere and make new friends, and some days you can choose between taking part in the offered programme activities or exploring the town or relaxing in the residence or by the beach with your new friends. All students attend the offered excursions.

When the activities are not compulsory 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. You must be back in the residence for dinner and if you sign out in the evening at 10:30 pm. (Depending of the public transport the return can be 11:00pm). Our supervisors reserve the right to limit these times when necessary.

If you are staying in host families, you have to return to your host family for dinner. After dinner you can either stay in there or return to campus for the evening programme. If you want to leave the Host family on your own until 10.30pm the IP team should be informed as well as the Host family.

The activity programme is bilingual (French and English). There are activities in French and English in the afternoons and bilingual activities in the evening. . During the excursions, there will be a bilingual guided tour.

You will be part of a TTT (Time to Talk) group of up to 20 students. All TTTs and assemblies are compulsory. In these meetings you can inform your supervisors about your plans for the rest of the day. 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.

Bayonne

Discover the glamorous Côte Basque ideally located in South West France! Bayonne is located at the “Côte basque” right next to Biarritz which is one of the three most attractive holiday destinations in France besides Paris and the French Riviera. The area offers a wide choice of daytime holiday activities. Bayonne is a medieval town with great shopping facilities, a beautiful riverside-setting and lots of culture and history, 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 in a surfing course at our experienced surf school. You can either stay in our residence Maison Diocésaine with students from up to 14 different nationalities or with one of our carefully chosen host families. French and English summer courses take place in the residence. 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. Maison Diocésaine in Bayonne is is situated a approx. 20-minute bus ride from the the town centre and 40 minutes from the beach. You will find the IP Ocean Lounge where you can meet your friends, and play board games or football in the gardens. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you fruit, water and all day long. The lessons take place in the modern classrooms of Maison Diocésaine. The programme, organised by our international supervisors, takes place in the residence,  the town centre or on the beach. A local bus pass is provided for the duration of your stay.

How to get to Bayonne

We offer different options on how to get to Bayonne. Transfers are not included in the price.  You can also choose an individual arrival and departure. This year we don’t offer any transfers from Bayonne train station. Please bear in mind to book a taxi on your own or take public transport. 

Self-arranged journey

You can choose a Self-arranged Journey to our IP centre in Bayonne. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent/s or a Guardian to our centre at Maison Diocésaine in Bayonne and/or to be picked up from there on your departure. Please make sure to meet the requested arrival and departure times. You should arrive on Saturday between 14:00 and 18:00. On departure day, also Saturday, you should be picked up between 9:00 and 11:00.

Transfers from/to Biarritz airport

If you are flying into Biarritz airport, you will be picked up by recognised taxi companies. On the day of arrival, Saturday, our taxi driver will be waiting for you at the exit area of customers with a sign of your name. The driver will take you directly to our Bayonne Centre. Please book a flight arriving between 14:00 and 18:00.

On the day of departure, Saturday, our staff will make sure that you leave the centre or your host family on time. Our driver will take you to the airport and will drop you off. Check-in is not included.  Please book a flight departing before 14.00h.

We also offer transfers from San Sebastian airport or San Sebastian train station.

Transfers from/to Biarritz train or bus station

If you are coming into Biarritz train or bus station, you will be picked up by recognised taxi companies. On the day of arrival, Saturday, our taxi driver will be waiting for you at the exit area of customers with a sign of your name. The driver will take you directly to our Bayonne Centre. Please book a train or bus arriving between 14:00 and 18:00.

On the day of departure, Saturday, our staff will make sure that you leave the centre or your host family on time. Our driver will take you to the station and will drop you off. Check-in is not included.  Please book a train ot bus departing before 14.00h.

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