The international atmosphere of the Cote d'Azur provides the backdrop for the French language program located at the Collège International de Cannes. Students live in a secure campus setting where room and full board are provided. The college has a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, and is close to the beach. This location has inspired such painters as Matisse and Picasso and is near many important artistic and historic sites: Monaco is 40 minutes away by train; the Gorges of the Verdun Valley, the Roman monuments of Provence, the Alps and the medieval villages of Eze and la Turbie are nearby. Upon arrival, program participants have several days of orientation and testing to determine their language placement level. All students take French language classes at their appropriate level and can select from a variety of language courses at the beginning and intermediate level. Those with sufficient competence are allowed to enroll in advanced literature, political science and history courses. Others can select from a variety of language classes at the beginning and intermediate levels, as well as social science and fine arts classes taught in English. Classes are small and students receive personal attention from instructors.