Welcome to our summer camps abroad! Improve your language skills by enjoying a safe and fun summer camp abroad with Nacel! Book a study abroad summer camp overseas for teens. Our team of experienced educational consultants will help you find a summer camp or junior language course that fits your specific (educational) objectives.

During June, July, and August, we offer a wide range of international summer camps overseas with language courses and various activities: sports, games, arts and crafts, outings, and much more! We offer the best summer camps in France, Germany Ireland, Italy, Japan, and Spain.

A team of professionals, leaders, coaches, and language teachers will organize all the activities during the summer camp abroad and the junior language courses. 

Meet new friends of your age overseas and practice with them the language of the country! Please find below more information about all our summer camps abroad and supervised language courses in different countries around the world. Book now your international summer programs for high school students! Benefit from the advice of our experts and choose the best summer camp in France for your child today. Contact us and let us help you!

French Summer Camps
German Summer Camps
Italian Summer Camps
Japanese Summer Camps
Spanish Summer Camps

Who is the summer camp abroad for?

You are :

  • Between 12 and 19 years old

and you are looking for:

  • an international summer camp or language summer course in France, Germany Ireland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Belgium or Spain.
  • a supervised teen camp for high school students during the summer
  • a fun and safe teen summer program abroad with activities
  • improving a language abroad during an international summer camp overseas
  • living a new experience abroad
  • discovering a new place
  • meeting other international or local high school students
  • a study abroad summer camp that makes a difference!

We offer summer camps abroad all over the world:

  • English Summer Camps and Teen language courses in Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States
  • French summer camps and Teen language courses in Paris, Mâcon, Vichy, Lyon, and at the French Riviera or even in Québec or Belgium!
  • Spanish Summer Camps and Teen language courses in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga or Valencia
  • Japanese Summer Camps and Teen language courses in Fukuoka, Tokyo or Kyoto
  • Italian Summer Camps and Teen language courses in Florence
  • German Summer Camps and Teen language courses in Bavaria, Germany

Live a unique summer, and participate in a summer camp overseas

Where will I live during my immersion camp abroad?

Language courses and activities abroad- immersion language course + host family accommodation: This teenage language course abroad combines the everyday experience of living in a local family, sharing their daily activities, and discovering their way of life, with a language course on mornings and a complete program of activities and excursions on afternoons. This junior language course takes place in a language school. This program is suitable for teenagers needing a more structured program than the pure homestay experience.

Residential summer camps- immersion camps with supervised residential accommodation: This teenage camp abroad combines language courses and a program of activities and visits. Students are hosted in a local residence with welcoming facilities, laundry facilities, and a full board. Students will have a language course in the mornings and a complete program of activities and excursions in the afternoons. The language course will take place in a language school or at a camp facility/boarding school. The program is international, welcoming students from all over the world.

What should I expect from my summer camp abroad with Nacel?

The goal of the international summer camps in Europe is to develop the participant's knowledge of the local language in an international context: during the summer camp abroad, participants share various sports or activities with young people from many countries but use a unique language, the local one: French, English, Japanese, Italian or Spanish.
Practicing sports or doing activities together is universal: communication will develop smoothly while training, experiencing, and playing all together.

Stay healthy: All our summer programs overseas for teens have a nonsmoking policy!

Discover the differences between our Summer Camps Abroad and our Teen Courses Abroad and choose the best summer camp in France for you!

Summer Camp Abroad Highlights

  • Age: 12 to 17 years old.
  • Length: 2 weeks during the summer holidays, so July and August
  • Languages courses: language courses in small classes of 10 to 15, at 2 to 4 different levels. Campers attend language classes for an average of 15 hours per week. Lessons are delivered by qualified teachers, and native speakers of the language taught. Emphasis is set on oral language practice though students will also have full exposure to grammar and written language.
  • Social activities and outings: Social evenings are organized every night during the sports summer camp: social games, karaoke, discos, etc. There is usually a weekly excursion to discover the area (please check the summer camp description for each country).
  • Accommodation: students are accommodated in multi-bedded bedrooms, with shared bathrooms. The three meals are provided on site: both lunches and evening meals are hot meals.

Teen Course Abroad Highlights

  • Age : 14 to 19 years old.
  • Length : 2 weeks during the summer holidays, so June, July and August. Some destinations offer earlier options like German courses for teens in Germany and French courses for teens at the French Riviera.
  • Languages courses: language courses in small classes of 10 to 15, at 2 to 6 different levels. Teens attend language classes for an average of 15 hours per week. Lessons are delivered by qualified teachers, and native speakers of the language taught. Emphasis is set on oral language practice though students will also have full exposure to grammar and written language.
  • Social activities and outings: Social activities and cultural visits are organized There is usually a full-day excursion on the weekend to discover the area (please check the Junior language course description for each country).
  • Accommodation: students are accommodated in host families or a supervised residency with multi-bedded bedrooms, with shared bathrooms on a half- board or full-board basis. Breakfast and dinner are provided for by the host family or at the residency. Lunch depends on the program. Please check the description for each country.

How many hours will I study foreign languages during my international summer program for high school students?

The French summer camps offer for example 15 hours of French lessons per week in groups of 8 to 15 students. Most language courses would last for 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Learning the language in the country where is spoken, is more beneficial than studying the language in your home country. The constant immersion and exposure to the language make the progression more significant as studying a few hours of French, Spanish, Japanese, or English every week. Furthermore, by living the language for a few weeks during a language immersion camp abroad in France, Germany Ireland, Italy, Japan, or Spain, you will gain confidence and feel more comfortable expressing yourself in class back home.

A typical day in a teenage language summer course includes:

A summer camp overseas is usually structured as below: 

  • Breakfast
  • 3 hours or more devoted to language classes,
  • then group lunches
  • and 2 1/2 hours or more for afternoon field trips, excursions, and guided visits.
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities

Book your sports summer camp in France:

Sports summer camps in France Highlights

Note that our French summer camp in France is a real summer immersion program, as you are surrounded by French teens and French-speaking camp staff all camp long! It is a true French language immersion camp, for teens with a minimum of 2 years of French language classes in their home country.

Practice your favorite sport and take French courses in France:

Read more about our best residential French summer camps here.

Teen summer camps and junior language courses in France Highlights

We offer 2 different camps in Paris. In July and the beginning of August, you can discover Paris and learn or improve your French during the Teen summer camp in Paris. Our Teen Summer Camp in Paris includes French language courses in the morning, activities in the afternoons, and excursions on weekends. You live in a boarding school just outside Paris, fully supervised.

Opt for the French courses for Teens in Paris if you are between 14 and 19 years old and want to travel to Paris in August and learn French in a small camp setting (around 24 - 36 students). This is an intensive French language program (20 lessons per week) intended for students who need to deeply improve their French skills.

For beach lovers, we offer Premium language camps in France at the French Rivera. Combine learning French with beach games, activities, and water sports during our Premium Teen summer camp on the French Riviera with French lessons.

Book your Teen summer camp in Spain:

Summer camps and Teen language courses in Spain Highlights

Spain is well known for being one of the favorite destinations to spend the summer holidays. Thanks to our best Summer Camps with Spanish courses, you will improve your Spanish within a few days. Do not only study Spanish, live it: opt for Spanish courses for Teens in Valencia next summer. The course is offered from mid-June to mid-August!

If you love summer and enjoy days at the beach, the Summer camp in Barcelona is your camp! At the summer camp in Madrid, you can enjoy the multi-cultural energy and improve your Spanish while being immersed with Spanish kids. The ratio of Spanish/International is 40% international students and 60% Spanish students.

Or attend one of the Spanish sports camps in Barcelona or Madrid. Choose your best summer camp in Spain: 

Inquire about our Teen language courses abroad:

Nacel works with the best language schools that offer dynamic and adapted classes to teenage students; we select the accommodations with great care and make sure that all adults involved are well-trained and provide proper supervision.

Choose your best camp abroad among our language immersion camps:

Frequently asked questions

Nacel offers supervised summer camps abroad for children aged 12-19 in countries such as Ireland, the UK, the US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain. Our international summer camps focus on language-learning and various activities including sports, trips, games, crafts and more.

Our summer camps abroad provide an enjoyable and enriching atmosphere where children can develop valuable abilities, establish meaningful relationships, and boost their linguistic proficiency, confidence, self-sufficiency, and social skills.

Nacel has an extensive array of language and/or sport summer camp options, allowing you to choose the one that best matches your child's interests and preferences. We encourage you to conduct thorough research to ensure an optimal selection.

The minimum time you can send your child to a European summer camp is one week.  Some of our teen camps abroad require a minimum of two weeks. We generally recommend two-week sessions as it gives time for your child to adjust to the new environment and enjoy the experience; however, you know your child best and what works for them and your family.

We generally recommend two-week sessions as it gives time for your child to adjust to the new environment and enjoy the experience; however, you know your child best and what works for them and your family.

The cost of a camp abroad varies depending on the location, length of stay, number of language lessons, and activities included.

Each of our summer camps provides prices. Please refer to the camp description tab, especially the "Price includes" and "Price does not include" sections.

Here is a breakdown of the costs associated with a Nacel summer camp abroad:

  • Room.
  • Board. (Full or half board.)
  • Activities.
  • Adult supervision.
  • 24/7 Emergency line.
  • Language lessons *
  • Application fees. *
  • Transfers. *
  • Health insurance. *

* Included, depending on the program

Here are some additional costs to consider when planning for a Nacel summer camp:

  • Airfare.
  • Visas.
  • Personal pocket money.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra language lessons (if the camp offers them)
  • Extra activities or excursions.

Of course! The transfer fees may be included in the price of the summer camp, depending on your choice. Sometimes, there may be an extra charge.

We are proud to offer a safe and inclusive space for campers from all over the world. Some of the most popular nationalities participating in our programs are from the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and Mexico. The diversity of our campers makes it an ideal environment and an exciting opportunity to learn about different customs and traditions while making new friends. 

It's important to note that different summer camps have varying policies regarding mobile phones. Some allow them to be kept with the children throughout the duration of the camp, while others only permit usage during designated times. 

Be sure to inquire about the phone policy of the camp you are interested in. In case of an emergency, we will provide you with at least one emergency phone number to reach your child, and they will also have a way to contact you. Rest assured that we will promptly notify you if any emergency arises.

Going away from home, to a new country, with a different culture and language can be overwhelming for a child and could lead to homesickness.

We want to share with you some tips on how to prepare your kid to go to a summer camp abroad:

  • Let your child participate in the camp selection process. Ask questions and listen to what they say so they feel involved in choosing the right camp for them. This collaborative approach will not only instill a sense of ownership but also prepare them for the exciting adventure ahead.
  • Be supportive and understanding by reviewing the camp’s description with your child. If these conversations foster questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for answers. If they get nervous, you should remind them that you support them.
  • Before your child leaves, give them a big hug and say goodbye. Make it clear that although you will miss them, you are excited about the wonderful experience they are about to start. Let them know that you are very proud of this step and you will also be busy during that time.

Booking deposits are not refundable for voluntary cancelations.

Cancellation fees differ depending on the program, with a minimum of 350 USD.

Refunds depend on the camp you choose. Please request the program handbook for the latest refund policy.

No refund will be given to a participant who shortens their stay at a summer camp abroad.

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