Had an amazing week in January 2020. Very small class in the morning and just myself and friend for 2 hours with Elouise in afternoon. Will return in summer for 2 weeks. Highly recommend this wonderful school. Thankyou so much...
Review by Laketown2 months ago
Good courses with excellent location around antibes
Review by Novega3 months ago
A very good experience. I learned a lot after spending three weeks at the school with students in all ages and from many different countries. The class was small and the teacher excellent. I could really recommend it!
Review by Rhiney3 months ago
I attended this school with my husband for two weeks in september 2019. I had taken french years ago and needed a refresher; he was a beginner. We were put in different classes and both really enjoyed them. Great teachers; fast moving classes; only a little homework every day; plus interesting students from all over the world. Both of our french was markedly improved ! Only a 17 min walk from where we were staying in old Antibes. We are thinking of taking the kids next year. Highly recommend!
Review by Kyoungmi4 months ago
The experience was unbelievable, the staff super great. The only thing is the food, it was not so great. It's surprising because the food in Nice is amazing. Maybe you guys should look at it.
Review by HungC4 months ago
Learned lots of French
Made great friends
Review by Dpopa Paic4 months ago
Lessons are instresting, teachers are nice, a meaningful experience.
Review by Thumbs4 months ago
Great teaching staff and comfortable accommodation. My 17 year old daughters had a wonderful time and improved their French.
Review by AunaleisMari Schween4 months ago
The school provided a great forum for meeting and speaking with people from all over the world using a common language. The placement exam did a good job of putting me at a challenging yet beneficial level. The professor was very good at engaging the class, which was a good size and also at keeping interest high in the topics discussed. Also enjoyed the excursion opportunities and the opportunity to walk out from the classroom with the confidence to explore the area on my own.
Review by Bastie5 months ago
I LOVED my week long intensive at the CIA. My teacher was the BEST and I hope that I will be able to come back and study there soon!
Review by Fereshte Thorns5 months ago
I attended Family camp with my 3 children in July 2019 and we all improved our French a lot. The kids afternoon excursions were great and they came home with big smiles each day. We stayed at the Hotel Astor (arranged by CIA) because the other two residences were full and it was great! Breakfast was awesome and the hotel managers were wonderfully nice people. The only change I would make is I wish more of the adult excursions would keep the arrival home of the day camp kids in mind because I would have loved to participate in them!
Review by Foundry5 months ago
Thank you for the great experience in Antibes! I learnt a lot.
Sometimes the rooms were too hot and sometimes the rules were too strict, but usually the animators were really friendly and helpful and I made great friends in the camp.
Review by Vanner5 months ago
We really loved the instruction from the school. Our accommodation, which was arranged by the school could have been more appropriate for a family.
Review by Primlet5 months ago
Bed food bed learning
Review by Gbhennessy5 months ago
The lessons and educational experience was wonderful, but sadly, the conditions of the bedrooms and toilets were unacceptable.
Review by Ouchdrow5 months ago
I attended CIA as a debutante for 8 weeks in July and August. I was very confused by the course structure and syllabus as it changed weekly depending on the class participants.
In my opinion it did not cater for a student there for a longer stretch... it was geared towards the ability of those studying for 1 or 2 weeks. This is in no way a criticism of the Professors who were amazing, dedicated and passionate...., but I felt they also were hampered by the fluid structure.
Another thing I found unusual and not efficient was that there were no textbooks.
On questioning this I was told that each Professor uses their own methods. On a daily basis were were given photocopies ( very often illegible) from the Professors books... again very confusing. The facilities at the Chateau were quite basic with each student sitting only on a plastic chair with extendable quarter desktop.... these were very uncomfortable and definitely non ergonomic. Toilet facilities were substandard.
I chose to board for 8 weeks with a host family. These were arranged by the school.
I requested a move from my initial family after 2 weeks as the location and standard of accomodation was not suitable.
The second family was closer to the school but again the accom was substandard.
If regular visits were done to vet recommended homes, it may improve the offering and make the learning experience better. In summary, great teaching staff, confusing structure, poor facilities on and offsite.
Review by Ubey Kalloger5 months ago
The activities were good, and the people were very nice. However, it was little freetime. The food could be better as well», but over all, I had a good experience
Review by Makgaje5 months ago
My children had a great time and improved their French. I wish I could give the camp 5 stars but can't because of the accommodations, facilities and the food. I would pay more for the same service at a nicer location - one with toilet seats and no bed bugs. My standards are not that high. Also, there was a little Lord the the Flies atmosphere with very little supervision. Still, they came home happy with lots of great stories about their freedom and adventures.
Review by Hanlp5 months ago
The food was not good and the children were really hungry. That is the thing that was disappointing
Review by Poensin5 months ago
Great teachers and beautiful setting
Review by Tartos5 months ago
AMAZING SUMMER CAMP!
VERY ORGANIZED, GREAT ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES, AND A VARIETY OF WATERSPORTS TO ENJOY. I GOT THE CHANCE TO SEE MANY AMAZING VILLAGES AND CITIES OF THE COTE D' AZUR. FRENCH CLASSES VERY HELPFUL ( I TOOK THE INTENSIVE COURSE). ROOMS WERE GREAT, FOOD COULD BE BETTER THOUGH!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT AND I WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR!
Review by Templer Derrow5 months ago
The food was not good other than one afternoon and I did not have a stove or fridge in my room in which I could cook.
Personally, I felt that the program was a little unorganized and I wished that the schedule and concept of the camp was better explained. Animators were not very nice other than Juan and Morgan. They were the friendliest and most helpful. They seemed the most involved and helped me integrate. Some aspects of the camp were also too strict. The school was good, although when I arrived, the time to wake up became earlier and i think we should have been able to sleep in longer, since the school started at 9 am. I was also a bit concerned regarding the language aspect. I was often times confused as to what was going on, as the animators spoke only french and I am a beginner in the language, and would have trouble understanding certain sentences.
Review by Irwing5 months ago
We thought the camp was fun but there could have been some more structure. The days seemed long and we Think more organized activities would have helped. The French classes also tried to cover too much material at one time. Overall it was a fun experience.
Review by Sdw5 months ago
Generally the facilities are average, toilets could be cleaner, taste of food could be improved, more options of healthier food (less greasy).
Activities throughout the program was alright and quite entertaining.
Meeting students from other countries and making new friends are fantastic experience!
Review by Bafford Sockovic5 months ago
I found the adult advanced class very valuable, and the small group class, while more expensive, was well worth it. I learned a lot in my two weeks at the school. The professors were excellent. I hope to return next year.