Life at "Cannes International Campus"
The French Riviera is one of the most wanted destinations and one of the highest touristic venues in France, not only for the Mediterranean sea clear waters, its wonderful climate,and the international Film Festival.
The French Riviera is also known for its attractive cities like Nice, Monaco, Grasse …
The Michel Hidalgo International Football Academy is located in the heart of Cannes, at the Cannes International Campus along the seashore, and close to the city centre and AS Cannes football fields.
Accommodation & meals
• The campus has 110 rooms, and our academicians can choose to stay in a single or a twin room. By default, participants are placed in twin rooms, but they may be accommodated in a single room for an additional fee.
• Shower and toilets on each floor, every room is equipped with a washbasin and all necessary furniture (desk, chairs, cupboard…)
• Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) served as buffet. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Facilities on site
22 classrooms equipped with audio/visual material, 220 seats dining-hall, meeting rooms, fitness and recreation room, cyber room (email and internet access), theatre (cinema and conference hall), TV-room, library, outdoor volleyball/basketball court, washing machines and dryers, medical room, housekeeping, and a 24 hours reception. And its cafeteria "p'tit café", magic place for all types of entertainment, games, karaoke, and getting to know everybody ... in French.
Education is essential ! We make sure that our students can communicate with everyone inside the Academy and on the fields, and make progress "intellectually".
Non-French speakers are invited to learn French. Every morning from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12am, they will have a French class straight from arrival and until the month of March. At the end of the year, they will receive an international certificate.
All year round, the campus offers French tuitions, from beginner, intermediate to the upper level. The French staff is made of 20 teachers qualified to teach French as a foreign language.
For French speakers, the Academy proposes 3 forms of education.
On the one hand, distance learning is a good option to prepare the boys for a job. Various fields of learning are proposed by the CNFDI like business, sales, law, computer science, tourism, photography, and English or other languages. Aside from studying by themselves in their free time, the academicians are assisted by an educator - teacher 3 afternoons every week for 2 hours.
We now have the experience of having some of our academicians follow a normal school curriculum under the certification of the French Ministry of Education. The U16 can be registered at Collège des Mûriers or College Stanislas (10-minute walk from campus), older ones at Lycée Bristol (located in Cannes city centre). Tests will have to be sitted before arrival. It proves that it is possible to focus on a football career and be successful with a 20 to 25 hours school programme.
Last but not least, we highly recommend the e-school method proposed by Cours Pi as it enables our academicians to have a measure-made programme adapted to a high-level football practice. All subjects are open (maths, English, geography, history, sciences, French...) and are studied on campus 3 afternoons a week with the assistance of our teachers. Cours Pi is acknowledged by the French Ministry of Education.
These education options are provided to students for an additional payment (quotes on request as it differs depending on the age of the participant).
We want our Academicians to experience a full immersion in French culture and way of life !
The on-site nurse administers routine medical treatment for minor accidents or illnesses. When a prescription is needed, at the student's request, the nurse calls a doctor who works regularly with the campus. The doctor's visit is at the student's expense. It is good advice to take up an insurance policy, April, which covers 100% medical, hospital and surgery expenses.
On arrival, the student is welcomed at Nice International Airport and driven to Cannes by our local coordinator or manager. All transports that are made necessary (airport transfers, training, friendly games, Christmas holidays) are organised and covered by the Academy.
Spend a complete year abroad and play football, that is a lifetime experience !