Student Life

Student Life

A pleasant, comfortable, effective stay.

Our first goal is to make your learning varied, living and effective.

Your first day...

On the first morning we’ll welcome you and all the other new students, present the school to you and hold a briefing meeting to give you all the information you need about your stay. You’ll get to know our team before taking a French test to assess your written and spoken language skills and enable us to place you in a class that suits your level.

You’ll also go off to visit Antibes. There are no lessons on this first day. After the tests you’ll be given the details of your school (either Le Château or Le Port).

Student card

With your CIA student card you’ll receive discounts from museums, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, sports clubs and other services.

Student guide

You’ll receive this little booklet on your arrival. In it you’ll find information about the organization of the school and the surrounding area.

Shuttle service

A free shuttle bus runs between "Le Château" and "Le Port" Monday to Friday (available for the outward journey only). Students living in our residences can also take a shuttle bus to get to the school (2 €uros, available for the outward journey only).


A self-service restaurant is open at "Le Château" Monday to Friday (breakfast 5 €uros, lunch 8-10 €uros). Drinks and snacks are also available there from vending machines.

Students at "Le Port school" might prefer to have lunch in one of the many restaurants or snack bars on the harbor or in the old town. During breaks, drinks vending machines are available at the school.

In the evenings a wide range of restaurants in Antibes and Juan les Pins offer everything from budget dining to gourmet feasts.

At the schools

Our students can use the library and free wi-fi at the “Le Château” school. A mini cyber zone is also available at the “Le Port” school.

Free time

Each week students wishing to use their free time to visit the region are offered a program of activities and excursions (at an extra charge).

Teaching office

Our Head of Teaching is available at the school to answer all your questions about the courses.

Reception desk

The reception is open before and after lessons and during breaks to give you all the help you need, deal with your concerns and liaise with our administration.

At the end of your course

We will give you a "Certificate of French" stating that you’ve completed the language course. It will show the level you achieved at the end of your course, your attendance in class as a percentage point and your teachers’ notes.

  • 30 years’ experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language.
  • School approved by the French Government (the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Education).
  • A wide choice of courses, flexible dates, prices that suit your needs.
  • A 97% success rate at the DELF examinations, proves the excellence of our teaching team.
  • A dream destination with its deep blue sea and 300 days of sunshine a year.
  • Some 100,000 students have already put their trust in us !