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Intensive Intermediate French

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Bordeaux, France

This summer Intensive Intermediate seminar will allow students to complete two semesters' work over the course of five weeks with the city acting as a classroom.  Students immerse themselves in the language and culture of France, first-hand.

Bordeaux, a town of 213,000 has just been named a World Heritage city by UNESCO and will serve as home base.  It is known for its stunningly beautiful architecture and rich history.  The Basque region, the Atlantic coastline, the Dordogne, the Pyrenees and miles of rolling vineyards are all close by. These regions will be the focus of afternoon excursions and day trips throughout students’ time in Bordeaux. The seminar will also participate in a broad variety of extra-curricular activities with the group and host family, visiting historical monuments, museums, a local vineyard, participating in a cooking class, and much more. 

Throughout the program, short works of prose on aspects of daily French life will acquaint the student with the essence of what it means to be French in the 21st century.  Between five and ten additional hours per week will be spent participating in immersion-rich, content-specific cultural activities.

Professor Andréa Javel, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures


• 6 credits

• Arrival/Departure: May 26 - June 30

• A & S language requirement

• Course #: RL184


Estimated Student Cost (2013)


Prof. Andréa Javel, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

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