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Reviews of International House, Nice, France

Total number of reviews: 68
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 68 reviews of former students of International House
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International House, Nice, France
4.1/5.0 
City 4.4/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
Facilities 3.3/5.0 
Social activities 3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
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Homestay 4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
other 3.8/5.0 

Individual Reviews

International House
30. Apr. 2018
1.  (61 years) - Canada
101. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

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24. Apr. 2018
2.  (54 years) - 
102. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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29. Jan. 2018
3.  (61 years) - United States
103. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 1 week

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23. Oct. 2017
4.  (50 years) - 
104. Course:  French Cuisine Course - 1 week

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15. Aug. 2017
5. André Luiz (33 years) - Brazil
105. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 7 weeks

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9. Aug. 2017
6.   - United States
106. Course:  Kids Club (4-10 years) - 2 weeks

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9. Aug. 2017
7.  (44 years) - United States
107. Course:  FAM 20 Family French programme - 2 weeks

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16. May. 2017
8.  (62 years) - 
108. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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3. May. 2017
9.  (46 years) - 
109. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 1 week

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6. Mar. 2017
10. Matea (23 years) - Croatia
110. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 2 weeks

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10. Nov. 2016
11.  (17 years) - Switzerland
111. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

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do things, visit Cannes, Monaco etc
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too small, in my opinion
19. Oct. 2016
12.  (73 years) - 
112. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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31. Aug. 2016
13.  (58 years) - United Kingdom
113. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 1 week

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The organization, the teachers, the school, its location - all excellent
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They might have more social activities for slightly older people - but then, maybe they don't get many of those. There is a tendency for homestays not to offer particularly nice food, but then, the charge is relatively low so this isn't too much of an issue.
16. Aug. 2016
14. Lucija (33 years) - Slovenia
114. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 1 week

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12. Aug. 2016
15.  (47 years) - Japan
115. Course:  CO 30 - Combination Course (20 group + 10 individual) - 1 week

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Social activities are presented at the main building of the school but not in its annex.
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Very friendly staff who are willing to accommodate the needs of students. Nice is a very pleasant place to stay. I strongly recommend it to students of any nation.
28. Jun. 2016
16.  (36 years) - Hungary
116. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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Most of the students are teenagers
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Lack of social activities
25. Apr. 2016
17.  (59 years) - Canada
117. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

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I enjoyed the variety of teaching methods used in the class.
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Excellent. I will return.
7. Dec. 2015
18.  (25 years) - United Kingdom
118. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 12 weeks

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If the level is getting too easy make sure you let them know
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They merged my class with a lower class and the level became very easy. After a week when it returned to the correct level it was still a lot lower than it had been previously. I felt that I wasted two weeks learning things I had already learnt and therefore went up a class when I felt I wasn't ready. I recommend that the school monitor people's levels more and inform the classes they have the options to go higher if they are going to merge classes.
17. Aug. 2015
19.  (23 years) - Denmark
119. Course:  GR 26 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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The teachers are very very skilled and we learned a lot!
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I'd recommend it to anyone.
5. Aug. 2015
20.  (19 years) - 
120. Course:  DEL 26 - DELF A1, A2, B1 Preparation Course - 3 weeks

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To book a programme for more than 3 weeks
4. Aug. 2015
21.  (39 years) - 
121. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 1 week

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27. Jul. 2015
22.  (12 years) - 
122. Course:  TEEN 20 - Summer course (12-16 years) - 2 weeks

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The teachers (their competence, friendliness), an individual approach to the students by the management and the teachers. A good level of teaching.
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Don't be shy to express your requests and wishes to the staff. Try to practice your speaking skills as much as you can. Choose accommodation close to the school.
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The course duration should be not less than 2 weeks, the first week is mainly to adapt and determine the optimal level. I would implement the mandatory homework. In general, I liked everything very much!
9. Jun. 2015
23.  (72 years) - 
123. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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The good quality of teaching.
9. Jun. 2015
24.  (67 years) - 
124. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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1. Jun. 2015
25. Liselotte (74 years) - 
125. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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6. Oct. 2014
26.  (71 years) - United States
126. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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11. Sep. 2013
27.  (14 years) - 
127. Course:  RES 20 - Teen Summer Package (12-16 years) - 3 weeks

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Most of all I liked the fact that the classes were interesting, exciting, and just right for my level. I developed my French with great success!
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Listen to everything you say in class, and everything will go well.
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I really liked the organization of our free time, and I want to say thank you to my host family. Everything was great!
21. Apr. 2013
28.  (44 years) - 
128. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 4 weeks

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The teachers, they are really good.
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They change the teachers every week and sometimes, the classes take place in another school.
17. Sep. 2011
29.  (28 years) - 
129. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 2 weeks

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theatre in the classroom
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the daily meetings
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more organized excursions by the school; more discipline in class is required
12. Aug. 2011
30.  (20 years) - 
130. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 3 weeks

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The staff was incredibly friendly and made me feel very welcome.
9. Aug. 2011
31.  (25 years) - Russian Federation
131. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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studying process and the group + international spirit
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no. everything was simple although it is better to give the handouts of classes and schedule when classes take place
5. Jul. 2011
32.  (59 years) - United States
132. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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The instructors are excellent.
9. Nov. 2010
33.  (35 years) - 
133. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 1 week

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The family environment, which is at the same time well organized and effective.
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that it's worth it.
6. Oct. 2010
34.  (61 years) - United Kingdom
134. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 1 week

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Excellent teacher, I can't praise them highly enough.
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I wish I could have stayed longer!!!
1. Sep. 2010
35. Marcella (54 years) - 
135. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 3 weeks

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24. Aug. 2010
36. Yuliya (22 years) - Belarus
136. Course:  DEL 26 - DELF A1, A2, B1 Preparation Course - 2 weeks

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31. Oct. 2009
37.  (64 years) - United States
137. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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The teachers are absolutely outstanding.
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My host family (Madame Huibert) was out of a fairy tale- a fairy God mother. I can't wait to go back!!!!!!
1. Oct. 2009
38.  (22 years) - 
138. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 3 weeks

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That you are in class with less than 10 students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Take a picture of you in order to ask for a student card to the school, you will have a 50% discount in the Oceanographic of Monaco
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The lessons are 2.30 hours per day if you pay for a standard course (20hours/week) so it's not enough if you want to learn more
7. Sep. 2009
39.  (19 years) - 
139. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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the teacher was really nice and we had exciting lessons
30. Jan. 2009
40.  (41 years) - Germany
140. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 2 weeks

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Central location, 5 minute walk to beach/old town/bus station
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Use the excellent local bus services to get out of town a bit
25. Nov. 2008
41.  (40 years) - 
141. Course:  GR 26 - Extra-intensive Course - 1 week

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2 Star Hotel
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15. Nov. 2008
42.  (49 years) - 
142. Course:  GR 20 - Intensive course - 3 weeks

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teaching method and the friendschip between teachers and students
15. Nov. 2007
43.  (42 years) - 
143. Course:  CO 30 - Combination Course - 4 weeks

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15. Sep. 2007
44. Veronica (23 years) - 
144. Course:  GR 20 - Standard course - 2 weeks

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9. May. 2007
45. Johannes (47 years) - 
145. Course:  GR 20 - Standard course - 2 weeks

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Le Quartier Cimiez et les offres culturelles
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The city enter was loud, dirty and nerve-wracking because of roadworks, which continue at least the rest of the year.
13. Feb. 2007
46.  (45 years) - 
146. Course:  Intensive General French - 2 weeks

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good education
2. Sep. 2006
47. Fowler (21 years) - United Kingdom
147. Course:  Intensive General French - 2 weeks

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Get involved in the night life
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Not all classrooms were air conditioned equipped, that was a small problem
27. Jul. 2006
48.  (29 years) - United Kingdom
148. Course:  Intensive General French - 1 week

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Great Location! Very organized and with classes suiting all different levels
21. Jul. 2006
49.  (31 years) - 
149. Course:  Intensive General French - 4 weeks

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To know people from all over the world
8. Feb. 2006
50.   - Usa
150. Course:  Intensive General French - 3 weeks

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request for Jean Christophe, he is the best teacher there
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The library has some lacks. More computer would have been needed in the main social room. Also the social activities are quite horrible and poorly orchestrated. But aside from that, the teachers and the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. I would suggest to take the afternoon classes since they are the most beneficial for those who are seriously interested in improving their French. If you are unhappy wiht your host family, I would suggest putting in a request for a change as soon as possible. Mine was not very pleasant but most of the students I spoke with had very nice families.
19. Dec. 2005
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151. Course:  Intensive General French - 2 weeks

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The school is situated right in the center of Nice.
7. Oct. 2005
52.   - British Columbia, Canada
152. Course:  Intensive General French - 1 week

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26. Sep. 2005
53.   - British Columbia, Canada
153. Course:  Intensive General French - 1 week

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I like the small classroom sizes because it felt more personal.
29. Aug. 2005
54. Anonymous (19 years) - 
154. Course:  General Course

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25. Aug. 2005
55.  (20 years) - Estonia
155. Course:  General Course

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3. Aug. 2005
56. Anonymous (30 years) - 
156. Course:  One-to-One

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20. May. 2005
57. Mark (28 years) - 
157. Course:  General Course

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15. Apr. 2005
58. Anonymous  - 
158. Course:  General Course

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18. Oct. 2004
59. Andreas (36 years) - 
159. Course:  One-to-One

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International House is a school with high quality teachers. my own progress in learning french was very fast. The quality of equipments and facilities isn't very high (no personal computers in the classrooms)
22. Sep. 2004
60. Anonymous (20 years) - 
160. Course:  General Course

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15. Jul. 2004
61.  (31 years) - Kenya Resident, Usa Citizen
161. Course:  General Course

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Truly enjoyed the teaching and I met my language goals of speaking more fluently
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If you are traveling by bus to school (and it is easy to do) get a bus pass from the SunBoutiaues. It is easy and much cheaper.
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It had a truly international population for students and the teachers were very competent and encouraging while using humor to set us at ease.
23. Mar. 2004
62.  (33 years) - Netherlands

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23. Oct. 2003
63. Dorothee (28 years) - Deutschland
163. Course:  General Course

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15. Sep. 2003
64.  (19 years) - 
164. Course:  General Course

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15. Sep. 2003
65.  (19 years) - 
165. Course:  General Course

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12. Sep. 2003
66. Lawal (27 years) - England
166. Course:  General Course

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Visit Antibes!
10. Sep. 2003
67.  (35 years) - Germany
167. Course:  General Course

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The courses were very "personal" with a lot of conversation. The teachers had many ideas, like a class about wine with a tasting, or watching a film and speaking about it.
22. Jun. 2003
68.  (77 years) - D
168. Course:  General Course

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