We’re off to a “Nice” Start!

Dave Whiteside - Southern Spain chaperone

Welcome, Tour de France!

Yesterday, the Tour de France race (the 100th annual!) passed through Nice!  We got to see the parade welcoming the riders through the town, and even some of the cyclists with their ground crews.  All of Nice was out on the street celebrating!
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Soaking up Sun on the French Riviera

Dave Whiteside - Southern Spain chaperone

Bonjour from the French Riviera!

Salut!  The group is having a great time and getting used to the French way of life: leisurely meals, long walks, and afternoons on the beach.
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Meet your Nice Chaperone, Erin

Erin Simmeth - Nice chaperone

Bonjour ECI parents and students!

My name is Erin Simmeth and I am thrilled to be leading the ECI Nice trip this summer! I am originally from the East Coast but have called the San Francisco Bay Area home for almost ten years. I have taught French to students from grade four through the college level, and I currently teach at an online high school. This will be my second trip to France with ECI, and my sixth time traveling in France. You could say that I am addicted to all things French!
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Nice 2013

New for this season – French group program in Nice

We are happy to announce, new for 2013, that our French group program will be based in the fabulous Côte d’Azur city of Nice.

Nice is quite simply one of the highlights of the Riviera. Much loved by all who have ever visited, this is an amazing town in which to spend two weeks taking part in a French language Immersion program.

Nice boasts world class museums, an elegant beachfront promenade, and a beautiful old town to explore in your free time. It’s a city buzzing with atmosphere, a great selection of cafés and night time music entertainment. Art lovers are also in for a treat – Nice is home to the museums of both Chagall and Matisse.

As well as local sightseeing, you will also explore the impressive coastline of the Côte d’Azur, including the world famous towns of Monaco, Cannes and St. Tropez. Enjoy soaking up the cosmopolitan, but thoroughly French Mediterranean culture.
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