This Maymester Study Abroad Program, sponsored by the University
of West Georgia's Department
of Foreign Languages and Literatures, includes four weeks in Tours and the surrounding Loire Valley region, known
as both the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language,
followed by a stay in Paris. Located on the Loire River,
Tours is a dynamic city steeped in history that remains an important
cultural and intellectual center today.
first four weeks,
you will stay with a host family in Tours. You will have breakfast
and evening meals with your family and will have wonderful opportunities
to make lasting friendships. During this time you will also be
taking courses at the Institut
de Touraine, a very highly respected language school for foreign
students learning French. Courses at the Institut will meet five
days a week for intensive language study.
will spend the final part of the program in Paris where you
will visit major museums, such as the Louvre,
d’Orsay and the Centre
Pompidou, and other important cultural landmarks, such as
Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the cathedral of Notre-Dame.
addition to offering an exceptional immersion experience and outstanding
formal language instruction, this program gives students an extraordinary
opportunity to discover French culture and civilization, from
the ruins of Tours’s Gallo-Roman wall to the hustle and bustle
of modern-day Paris.
Host institution abroad: Institut
de Touraine, Tours, France.
Saturday, April 26 to Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
In Tours, you will stay with a family for the next four weeks,
and at a hotel or in student lodging for the final time in
You must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and must have completed a minimum of one semester of college French (two semesters are recommended). This program is open to all university and college students in and outside the state of Georgia. Non-University of West Georgia students should apply for transient status as soon as possible.