Study Abroad in Cannes, France

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Living Abroad

AIFS in Cannes Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Sandrine Passeron

Phone: (33) 493 472 360

Bonjour! I am a native of Cannes and became the AIFS Resident Director here in 1999. I studied abroad for a year in England, a year in Spain and a third year in Scotland, encountering new adventures and challenges every day. It really changed me as a person and altered my perception of the world.

Along with traveling I enjoy discovering new cultures. I speak French, English, Spanish and conversational Italian. I have a Masters degree in Tourism Management and have worked in the tourism industry in Greece, Norway, Tunisia and Ireland. Whether it's your first time abroad or your tenth time, every minute is sure to be a great experience. I look forward to helping you adjust to the new environment and sharing my culture with you.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.

Housing and Meals

Residence Halls

The residence is situated opposite the beach, near the old town which is one of the most beautiful parts of Cannes. Many rooms overlook the palm trees in the courtyard to the Mediterranean beyond - perfect for a morning swim before class!

  • Double or triple room
  • Laundry facilities available for approximately 5 euros
  • 14 meals per week (breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and breakfast and brunch on weekends)
  • Limited number of rooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact your Admissions Officer for details.


Students who want to experience real immersion in the language and culture of France may choose to stay with a French family.

  • Double room with another AIFS or international student
  • Single rooms can be requested for an additional fee
  • Laundry wash and change of bed linen once a week
  • Breakfast every day at the homestay and lunch Monday through Friday and brunch at weekends in the Collège cafeteria
  • The number of host families in Cannes is limited so if you are interested in this unique opportunity please apply early.

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Cannes.

Cultural Activities

The mild climate of the French Riviera is ideal to enjoy outdoor life and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea is a favorite activity. To help you get a true taste of French culture, a range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Previous activities have included:

  • Visits to some of the Riviera’s many museums
  • Boat trip to St. Marguerite island
  • Visit to Cistercian monastery on St. Honorat Island
  • Boat trip to St. Tropez
  • Excursions to Monaco, Nice, Gorges du Verdon (French Grand Canyon)
  • Half-day sightseeing to Antibes; Perched villages or Grasse
  • Afternoon at the cinema to see a movie in French
  • Ice cream or crêpes afternoon - French speaking only!
  • Fireworks display
  • Farewell party

Activities vary by session and not all of them will be offered. Students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of those listed above.

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