Located on the doorstep of the wild wetlands of Camargue, between sea and mountains, in one of the most beautiful regions of France, Montpellier offers an impressive historical and natural heritage. A thousand-year-old city resolutely oriented towards the future, it competes with the largest cities of France. With a quarter of its population made up of students, its 300 days of sunshine a year and its long stretches of beaches only a few kilometres away, it is the ideal city for a language holiday.

The Summer Camp for juniors is located on one of the most modern and innovative sites in Montpellier, “Creative Campus”, 1 place Niki de Saint Phalle. A true educational and creative campus with ultra-modern infrastructures. The classrooms and residence are located in the same building located about 30 minutes by bus or by walk from the historic centre of Montpellier and 10 minutes from the beaches.

A campus with exceptional facilities, including :

  • Bright, spacious and fully equipped classrooms
  • A large, secure outdoor area, used exclusively by the school, where students can have fun with their schoolmates and safely relax during the breaks between classes
  • A cafeteria where students have lunch from Monday to Friday (Homestays), or all their meals (Residence Stays)
  • A cinema theatre.
  • A sports hall

French Language Course

20 French lessons per week

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes (group lessons)
  • Class size: Maximum 15 students per class
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the stay
  • Qualified native French teachers
  • 5 Language levels: from complete beginner to advanced (A0 to B2)

Activities and excursions

In addition to the language courses, students participate in a full diversified programme of cultural, sports and leisure activities in the afternoon and/or evening.

Examples of possible activities

Cultural and leisure activities:

  • Welcome party
  • Historic city centre walk
  • Beach games
  • Mixed sports: beach-volley, basketball, football, tennis, volleyball…
  • Indoor quizzes, workshops, games, video nights
  • “Photomania”
  • Theme Nights, Discos, Karaoké
  • Cinema, bowling, laser game
  • Farewell night

Full day excursions (upon weekends)

  • Sète
  • Grotte de Clamouse / Pont du diable
  • Grotte des Demoiselles
  • Nîmes
  • Avignon / Pont du Gard
  • La Camargue
  • St Guilhem-le-Désert

Typical day schedule: (given as an example and subject to potential changes)

Shared room (different nationality and mother tongue student, same gender), shared bathroom, full board.

Students have breakfast and dinner at home with their host families and bring a packed lunch to school.

Travel time to school: up to 25 minutes by public transport, or within a few minutes short walking distance.

All host families bring junior students to school and pick them up after the afternoon activities every day.

Staying with a French host family does not only give students a great opportunity to discover the French way of life but also gives them additional opportunities to practice their French while sharing the meals with the family. Students must respect their hosts’ home rules.

Please note: towels are not provided. Students should bring bath and beach towels.

Small individual studios with full board

The residence is divided into small individual studios

The students have access to : 1 bed, 1 desk, 1 cupboard, 1 shower room, toilet

The residence includes: common areas, a cinema room, a sports hall, as well as fully secured private grounds.

All meals are taken at the Campus Cafeteria. On excursion days, students are provided with a packed lunch by LSF/IEF.

24-hour supervision: the school’s supervisors are housed in the residence and constantly oversee the students. A curfew time is observed every evening.


  • Arrival day : Sunday
  • Departure day : Saturday

Arrival airports or stations:

  • Montpellier airport or St-Roch train station, Montpellier Sud de France train station
  • Marseille, Nîmes, Béziers or Carcassonne airports


If you have opted for Residence accommodation: only airport transfers are available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices tab). An additional fee will apply for transfers between 22:00 and 07:00.

If you have opted for Homestay accommodation: Montpellier airport or train stations transfers are included in the price of your stay. Your host family will pick you up on arrival and drop you off upon departure.

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Permission to go out


Students must return home after their afternoon and evening activities. When there are no organised evening activities, and on Sundays, students must stay with their host families.


Students must return to the Residence after their afternoon and evening activities. On days where no activities are organised students can choose to stay at the Residence or explore the city centre no later than the 23:00 curfew. Students staying at the Residence will always have a member of the staff with them when going out to the city centre and coming back to the Residence.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

Dates & Fees 2022

Dates 2022

The course runs from July 3 until August 20 2022.

Availability on June 01:

JULY: Homestay and Residence fully booked


  • Homestay: available over the whole month
  • Residence: available only from 14 to 20 August

Bank holiday: July 14 (no classes will be held on that day but a local activity will be organised instead).

No activity will be organised on July 03 (programme start) nor August 20 (programme end)

Fees 2022

All taxes and enrolment fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons and full board accommodation
1 week 900 950
2 weeks 1.730 1.830
3 weeks 2.560 2.710
4 weeks 3.390 3.590
6 weeks 5.050 5.350
8 weeks 6.710 7.110
Optional extras
Extra night 55
Special diet (Vegan, Lactose or Gluten free, etc.) per week 50
Residence deposit (to be paid upon arrival) 50
Transfers - Round Trip (to and from place of stay)
Price depending on place and time of arrivalRegular hoursBetween 22.00 and 07.00
Montpellier railway station (St-Roch) 90 120
Montpellier airport / Montpellier Railway Station Sud de France 130 170
Marseille, Nîmes, Beziers or Carcassonne airportsOn request
Roundtrip transfer extra for UM (Unaccompanied Minor service booked with the flight company) 70

Prices include:

  • French course (20 lessons per week)
  • Residence or Homestay accommodation
  • Full board
  • Course materials
  • Activity programme and excursions
  • Pick-up and drop-off transfers from Montpellier Airport or Station (for Homestay accommodation only)
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to and from Montpellier
  • Pick-up and drop-off transfers from Montpellier Airport or Station to Residence accommodation
  • Unaccompanied minor (UM) transfer fee
  • Visa fee (if any)
  • Insurances
  • Security deposit (Residence only)

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