...supervises and accompanies the students in the activities of the program.
The recreational office provides a certain number of services, helping students to experience a genuinely French environment as far as the social, cultural and practical life in Cannes and its region is concerned :
A schedule of local artistic, cultural and sports activities.
Booking of places for theater, cinema, concerts, tennis courts, etc. All at competitive prices.
Information about indoor and outdoor activities: pottery, dance, drawing, photography, sports teams, etc...
Availibility of leisure equipment such as table-tennis bats, badminton rackets, parlour games, etc...
Practical information : bus, train and plane schedules, information on car and scooter rentals, hotels, and a list of shopkeepers and restaurants in Cannes, bicycle rentals, plane, train, and hotel reservations.
Open every day until 11pm
A program of activities
organized by the Collège is handed to the students at the beginning of each session. Some of those activities are for free others may require a fee.
Nice-Antibes, Eze-Monaco, Saint-Tropez - Port-Grimaud, and hilltop villages (Saint Paul de Vence, Tourrettes sur Loup, Gourdon), Grasse, Aix-en-Provence, San Remo,Porquerolles, Les Iles de Lerins, Les Gorges du Verdon, Avignon, Cassis...
ARTISTIC VISITS :
Le Musée Picasso (Antibes), Le Musée Fernand Léger (Biot), Le Musée Chagall (Nice), La Fondation Maeght (St. Paul de Vence), Le Musée Matisse (Nice).
THE COLLEGE SOIREES
Disco soirées, Piano-bar soirées, game soirées, ice cream, crèpes soirées and vine & cheese soirées.
"Language Exchange", Boutiques "Accueil Plus", and Corporate Internships.
During their stay, students are always encouraged to speak French not only with the Collège staff, but also among themselves. Three other ways allow them to practice French as often as possible.
The "Echange Langue Club" : created in September 1988, is based on a very simple idea, drawing on French people from Cannes who want to practice a foreign language. Under this system participants spend 6 to 8 hours a week together conversing in French half of the time, and the other half in the students' native language. The "Accueil-Plus" shops selected by the Collège are recognizable by the Collège initials diplayed in their windows. They are not only stores where students can benefit from reduced prices, but also friendly places where students have opportunities to speak French in an everyday context.
Corporate Internships : Available to students possessing a matured knowledge of both the written and oral aspects of the french language (minimim level B2). The internships can take place within various firms in Cannes, granting a hands-on approach to the professional life in France. On 2 or 3 afternoons per week, for at least 3 months, the internships are non-paying and participating students must provide their own insurance, in case of accident and other unpredictable events.