French Theater + Language Summer 2019


WHO: Teens ages 13–16

WHAT: French Theater + Language Immersion Program

WHEN: July 28–August 17, 2019

WHERE: Ile. Sainte Maguerite, France


BAL is going to France!

We are very pleased and excited to announce that this year we will be launching our first-ever French Artistic and Cultural Exchange.

Teens ages 13–16 will have an artistic, cultural and language immersion just off the coast of Cannes, France, on the historic Sainte Marguerite Island. Travel to the South of France, take in the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and dive into the world of theater, art, dance and music from some of France’s top professionals. Throughout the three-week session, teens will immerse themselves in French culture, history and language, soaking in the French joie de vivre.

Balancing French language and artistic workshops, participants will have plenty of adventure activities and cultural excursions around the Riviera under the supervision and support of our highly-trained staff and educators, led by Murat Ozcan and Rebecca Kenigsberg.

A detailed itinerary will be sent out closer to the date, but expect days filled with performance workshops, French lessons, water activities, and site-seeing, all with a pain au chocolat in hand. The three weeks will culminate in a student-driven performance.

If you or anybody you know is interested in learning more, please contact Rebecca Kenigsberg at

Tuition: $4,900 *

*Financial assistance available

What's Included

Direct flight from JFK to Nice, France

All in country travel

Accommodations on Sainte Marguerite Island

Three meals per day

24-hour staff support and 24-hour emergency phone

All theater, dance, music, film and French lessons

All leisure activities (transport, entrance fees, etc.)

Pre-departure support from BAL staff

Highly-trained American and French staff

What's Not Included

Additional souvenirs or snacks

Travel insurance

Personal items and toiletries

Visa costs (if necessary)

Notarized international form for minors

Travel Details


July 28–August 17, 2019


OUTBOUND (Delta Airlines AF 3594):
• Depart from New York City’s JFK: July 28 at 8:05 pm
• Fly nonstop to Nice, France
• Arrive in Nice on July 29 at 10:20 am

RETURN (Delta Airlines AF 8702):
• Depart Nice, France: August 17 at 12:05 pm
• Fly nonstop to JFK, New York
• Arrive at 3:08 pm