Bienvenue à Biarritz! 

Welcome to our exciting Pre-Leaving Certificate & Transition Year 2020 programmes

We are delighted to introduce our French language courses and hometstays; improving your french language skills with sporting activities and cultural programmes in Biarritz!


VECSI is a not-for-profit and licensed organisation with 30 years’ experience in programming French courses in private schools as well as homestays in French lycée/collège.

With VECSI you will experience well-structured programmes participating in French daily life with your host family, attending lycée/collège or a private school, surfing in Spring/Summer, with visits to beautiful Les Sables D’Olonne or Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

VECSI French language courses and hometstays  include the course of your choice, online test following registration, personal advice, full board and accommodation with host family, insurance for duration of stay, support from local organiser should any problems arise 24/7.

VECSI students are met on arrival by our partners in France and/or the French host family and accompanied to airport or point of departure for their return.

“My teachers were excellent, family were so very kind! I adored my one week of surfing as I love sport. It was a great experience, I loved French family life, my French has improved so much I would really recommend it!”

Anne-Marie O’Driscoll, Sutton Park School, Dublin

Summer Intensive Programme 2020

Pre-Leaving Cert Programme (15-17 years)

Summer Regular Programme 2020

Pre-Leaving Cert Programme (14-16 years)

We will be delighted to further discuss with you the best option for your learning experience in France.

Nous espérons que cette expérience linguistique et culturelle en France vous ouvrira les portes du succès !