This section is a description of our Junior Programs that is common to all our destinations. You will find specific information about each program on the page of each destination.
ATOLL JUNIORS destinations:
We offer the following courses:
*Break : 20 min. break in the morning.
We offer 3 types of accommodation for kids and teens : in the campus during the summer, in the residence in spring and autumn, in a host family all the year round.
They are large and adapted structures of 150 to 300 beds (rooms for 2, 3 or 4 students). All necessary facilities are available on the premises: accommodation, classrooms, restaurants, cafeteria/snack, mobile swimming pool, sports fields and large green spaces.
Transfers to and from the train station or the airport upon arrival (Sundays), and before departure (Saturdays) are included in the price. There is a supplement for transfers provided on week days. ROOMS: There are pleasant light and airy rooms equipped for 2, 3 or 4 students with large windows. Possibility of accommodation in single room for a supplement. The rooms have their own private storage space and either a private bathroom or a shared bathroom located on each floor.* MEALS: All meals are taken on campus except on weekend’s excursions days (packed lunch is provided). Most meals are presented in the form of a buffet corresponding to the requirements of vegetarian diet. SWIMMING POOL: The Antibes, Cannes and Hyères campuses each feature a mobile swimming pool of 16 meters long. HOUSEKEEPING:
Accommodation during the Easter, Pentecost and Autumn programs in Antibes will be in our smaller sized residences (Castel Arabel and Couleurs Soleil). Free Shuttle Service (according to our timetable):
We take the greatest care in selecting our host families. Most of them welcome students for many years and we visit them on a regular basis. Students will receive information about their host families 2 weeks prior to arrival.
The host family will meet the student upon his/her arrival at the station or at airport and, at the end of the program, will drive him/her back to the relevant departure point. HOW TO GO TO SCHOOL Preference is given to host families based near the school. However, some may need to take the bus to get to school mainly during the summer (max. 30 min).
ROOMS: Double or single rooms (for a supplement). MEALS: From Monday to Friday, students will have lunch at the school after lessons. A packed lunch is provided during weekend’s excursions days. All other meals will be taken with the host family. HOUSEKEEPING: Sheets (but not towels) will be provided by the host family and will be changed once a week. The student is responsible for keeping his/her room reasonably clean and tidy. Students can ask their host family to use their washing machine at a cost of 2€ per load to be paid directly to the family.
Sharing the room: If the students have to share a room, we will do our best to place them with another student of the similar age, but who has not the same mother language.
Students are under supervision 24/7, except during the periods allowed by their permissions to go out provided by their parents (except 8-12). Our staff is always on hand to answer any questions, organize games, join in during the meals and overall being available to assist the students. Moreover, a progam consisting of evening activities and excursions is organised on a weekly basis : EACH WEEK: Excursions:
Evening’s activities :
KIOSK ACTIVITIES (to be booked and paid on the spot): In addition to our activity program, there is a choice of extra activities such as water-skiing, horse-riding, paragliding… These activities are provided by carefully selected national instructors or adequately qualified external providers to ensure the greatest standards of safety.
About the parental authorization : From experience we know that students who are not allowed to go out will feel frustrated after arrival and will ask to change the status of their parental permission. We must receive parental authorization to go out prior to each student’s arrival.
Arrivals are on Sundays and departures are on Saturdays. However, it is possible to reserve one extra day upon arrival and/or before departure (at a supplement). Airport: There is a shared transfer to the campus. Upon their arrival in Nice International airport, your child will be met by our representative who will be wearing a yellow CIA T-shirt. We are offering several shared transfers during the day (approximately 2 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon). That means that before being transferred to the campus, your child may have to wait with a group leader in order to gather students arriving via other incoming flights (maximum of 2 hours). Your child will be accompanied by a member of our staff during any waiting time spent at the airport. No class on the day of arrival as this first day is dedicated to the information meeting, the visit of the city and the placement tests. No class on public holidays, lessons are neither replaced nor refunded. Please make sure we receive the compulsory arrival & departure, going out and health form prior to the student’s arrival. You can also use your own form, as long as all mandatory information requested (see our form) is included.
The “evening going out permission” conditions depend on your child age and the type of the accommodation All outings are strictly controlled by our staff and subject to parental permission. Permission to go out depends on the child’s age :
Students living with host families can automatically go out alone under the following conditions :
ATOLL JUNIORS was created by the founding management of the CENTRE INTERNATIONAL D’ANTIBES, an expert in the organization of language holidays for young people since 1985. ATOLL JUNIORS is recognized by the French authorities and in full compliance with the French safety, hygiene and supervision regulations.