Our program accepts underage students (i.e. who are under 18 years of age as of June 30, 2017) who are a part of a group or who enroll on an individual basis. Underage students must be at least 12 years of age and parental approval of their participation is required.
Underage students participating in our program receive extra attention from our staff. Our counselors are available around the clock and live in the same residence halls as our students. Upon arrival, each participant receives our counselors’ room numbers and telephone contact information. We urge our students to report any unusual behavior immediately to our counselors.
It is important to note that our program is not a summer vacation camp, but rather an intensive language-learning workshop. Students participating in our program are free to come and go as they choose. Each program participant is housed in a private single room in a co-educational setting and is finished with a key allowing him or her access. Students are free to request a room next to an adult or another student of their acquaintance. Our program does not restrict the behavior of its participants, regardless of their age. We do not attempt to control students’ daily schedules, their associations or their night-time activities. Underage students participating in the program remain under the full responsibility of their parents or legal gardians, who are asked to sign a legal release relieving the Cours d’été of responsibility toward the underage student.
In addition, we ask that parents or legal gardians as well as their underage student sign our code of conduct agreement requiring our underage students to conform to a certain number of rules. Violation of the terms of this agreement could lead to expulsion from the Cours d’été.
The registration of underage students cannot be honored without the completed AND signed legal release and code of conduct documents. Both the legal release AND the code of conduct forms should be submitted at the time of the payment of the 250€ deposit as email attachments AND as postal letters sent to our mailing address.