Summer Program in Provence, France 2018
Dates: June 30 – July 28
The Barat Foundation has been traveling to the South of France for 18 years bringing students from all over the world to study French language, art and culture with renowned French artists and educators. The Summer Program in Provence is our oldest program, and has hundreds of alumni whose lives have been transformed as a result of their experience living and working together as an extended family with international students, professors, and artists. The program focuses on French language and art including workshops in Photography, Studio Arts, Theatre, Music, Video, Film, Dance, Creative Writing, French Cuisine, and Fashion. In addition, we offer up to 40 hours of community service hours to students interested in teaching English to French children.
Welcome to the summer of your life!
The experience of a lifetime awaits you in Provence. The Barat Foundation Summer Program in Provence provides a unique opportunity for total immersion in French language and culture. The sun-drenched region of Provence that has inspired artists, writers, and travelers throughout the centuries, will serve as your backyard and classroom. You will explore the wonders of Provence speaking French with a talented young staff of teachers, hand-picked from both the French academic world, and the forefront of the European artistic community.
You will be living in Provence not as a tourist, but as a local, as you attend the spectacular summer festivals of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, visit Van Gogh’s city of Arles, and shop at colorful open-air markets. You will visit the Camargue nature preserve and sun bathe along the beaches and shores of the azure Mediterranean. At the end of the day, you can linger at an open-air café or venture home to discuss the events of the day with new friends.
Your stay in Provence finds you at a fully equipped country estate with outdoor swimming pool. Our French teachers and staff will personally introduce you to France, its language, culture, history and art. Living in a truly international environment with students from all over the world, you will develop skills which will prepare you for life in the global marketplace of the 21st Century, where national borders and language cease to separate one people from another and where knowledge and understanding are the international currency.
“Thank you for providing one of the most memorable and magical summers my daughter has ever had. … I think this trip was more than great. It was life changing.We never imagined that she would return to us with such inner peace, grace, poise and gratefulness that she was able to participate. Her inner light and sense of self worth, wonder and peace are so evident. She told us with such sincerity and conviction, ‘I’m stronger.’ “
“I just wanted to thank you for providing the girls with such an incredible summer. They absolutely loved Provence and loved the Program. It was the best summer they’ve ever had. What an enriching experience! The pictures were beautiful and next summer we want to travel there with them – they can’t say enough about how beautiful the entire trip was.”