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French summer camp in Switzerland
Montreux-Riviera

Situated on the palm tree-lined banks of Lake Geneva, Montreux has a Mediterranean feel

Learn French at Alpadia Montreux-Riviera Summer Camp

Between the lake and mountains, the region around Lake Geneva offers an exceptional range of sports and cultural activities. Take a language course for teenagers in Montreux and seize this unique opportunity to learn French in one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland.

Age range:
13–17years old
Opening dates:
Summer 02 July – 05 August 2023
  • Learn French in Montreux in a central location near the main train station and just steps away from the promenades of Lake Geneva
  • Our summer courses in Switzerland offer the ultimate immersion experience with students staying in a local French-speaking homestay
  • A modern course centre with excellent facilities including spacious classrooms and WiFi throughout
  • Varied activity programme with world-famous cultural events, outdoor leisure activitites and trips to Caillers Chocolate factory, Gruyères village, Vevey and Lausanne
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Language Camps package

What does it include?

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Standard 20 Course

20 lessons per week
20 lessons per week
1 Week
Price from
1520.00
CHF

Intensive 25 Course

25 lessons per week
25 lessons per week
1 Week
Price from
1620.00
CHF

Summer camp information

About our Montreux-Riviera Summer Camp

Camp facilities

Outdoor space
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Vending machines
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WiFi
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7:00–08:00

Breakfast with host family

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8:30–12:30

Classes

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12:30–13:30

Lunch 

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14:00–18:00

Activities or excursions

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18:30–19:30

Dinner with host family

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20:00–22:00

Evening activities with host family

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22:30

Lights out

Choose your course package

  • Standard 20 (20 lessons, 15 hours per week)
  • Intensive 25 (25 lessons, 18.45 hours per week)

Lesson length
45 minutes

The lessons and course structure
Your French language summer course will follow a curriculum specifically designed for younger learners delivered by experienced teachers in a welcoming environment.

  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar
  • Collaborative projects encouraging creativity, time management and leadership

Entry levels
All levels from beginner to advanced

Maximum class size
15 students

Accommodation
Homestay

Meal plan
All meals are included and we can cater for a range of dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and no pork

Activities & excursions

  • Afternoon and evening activities at the school or in the local area
  • Excursions to nearby landmarks and tourist attractions

Materials & services included

  • 24-hour supervision
  • Welcome pack
  • Assessment tests
  • Course materials and Alpadia folder
  • Student ID
  • Pocket money service
  • Safe storage of students' passports
  • Certificate of attendance

Safeguarding
See our safeguarding policy to see how we are committed to safeguarding students

Private lessons
CHF 300 – Add five weekly 45-min private lessons in addition to your course package

Shared transfers (one-way fare)
from CHF 60 – Lugano-Zurich-Bern Bus by Alpadia
CHF 140 – Geneva GVA
FREE – Montreux train station

Unaccompanied minors service (one-way fare)
CHF 40 – This service is mandatory for all students using an unaccompanied minor service with their airline provider

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Accreditation & memberships

This Alpadia Languages school is accredited by the following organisations

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Swiss Federation of Private Schools logo

Find out more about this school

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I loved learning the language and meeting other people.

Aaron, studied in Montreux Riviera summer camp

Activities & excursions

Activities & excursions

The amazing location of Alpadia Montreux-Riviera, by the lake and at the foot of the mountains, provides an abundance of thrilling activities. Weekday afternoons are dedicated to sports, creative and cultural activities, giving you the chance to discover this beautiful region, have fun and put your French language skills to use.
This is a sample schedule.

Alpadia Montreux Riviera Summer Camp weekend activities

Kayaking or pedalo boating on Lake Geneva in the afternoon and evening activities with your host family

Alpadia Montreux Riviera Summer Camp BBQ

Multisports in the afternoon and BBQ at the beach in the evening

Alpadia Montreux Riviera Summer Camp Aquapark activity

Trip to Aquapark - subtropical swimming pool in the afternoon and evening activities with your host family

Alpadia Montreux Riviera Summer Camp table tennis

Multisports in the afternoon and pizza, burger or fajita party in the evening

Chillon Castle, Switzerland

Trip to Chillon Castle or Alimentarium Food Museum in the afternoon

weekend trips with Alpadia Montreux Riviera

Saturday trip to Maison Callier chocolate factory or Gruyères village and full day with your host family on Sunday

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For a little bit extra, get a whole lot more. Upgrade your experience with a Premium Plus activity to step up your summer camp programme.
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Exclusive Tours

Exclusive Tours allows students to experience the very best attractions in the school's area. Students are immersed in each city's most famous sites and experiences.

180
CHF
Per week
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Adrenalin

Hold on tight - your adventure begins here! Go lasershooting, to an escape room, or to the Adventure Park.

220
CHF
Per week
Alpadia Montreux Riviera Summer Camp Premium+ Watersports activity
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Watersports

Take advantage of Switzerland's largest lake and get wet either waterskiing, stand-up paddle boarding or sailing in 1-2 person boats.

220
CHF
Per week

Student accommodation

Alpadia Montreux-Riviera provides host family accommodation in twin bedrooms, allowing students to experience the  local life by staying with a French-speaking family who help you progress with your language skills. You will eat breakfast with the family in the morning and then make your way to class either by public transport or on foot.

Cultural & language immersion
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Twin or single rooms
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Shared bathrooms
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Supervision
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Contact us
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What type of course are you interested in?

Monthly tuition fees at Alpadia vary between 550€ and 840€ for a standard course, depending on the length of your language course which can vary between 12-46 weeks, depending on your German level at the time of entry.
Germany requires non-EU citizens to provide a sum of 10.236€ in a blocked bank account in Germany to cover the living costs within the first 12 months of stay. This amount should be deposited in your blocked account in Germany prior to visa application
Your living costs in Germany are around 853€ a month, according to the German ministry of foreign affairs. This covers the basic costs such as accommodation, health insurance, food, transportation, etc. Are you able to cover your living costs? Please note that this amount will vary depending on your city of destination, chosen accommodation, expenditure habits, etc. Please note that your costs will be higher in the initial language-learning phase until you settle and become a student/employee and gradually drive down your costs.

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