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Ever thought of spending a semester in France and living in a castle while earning GSU credit towards your degree? If so, this is just the program for you! This comprehensive semester program includes: university courses, language courses, cultural act
Location:
Strasbourg, France; Brussels, Belgium; Frankfurt Am Main, Germany; Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Georgia State sponsored exchange programs are formal exchange agreements with foreign universities around the world. Exchanges offer semester or academic year studies directly at a foreign university, and classes may be taught in either the host language or English. Exchange programs are among the most affordable study abroad options as the costs are roughly similar to spending a semester on campus in Atlanta. Students who are very independent tend to do well on exchange programs. These programs offer a high level of cultural immersion, as students will be taking their courses at the overseas partner institution with local students. Some GSU exchanges offer GSU credit, while others offer transfer credit. Another type of semester long program offers students a cultural experience and outings in addition to their academic work. These programs carry an additional program fee. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Ever thought of spending a semester in France and living in a castle while earning GSU credit towards your degree? If so, this is just the program for you! This comprehensive semester program includes: university courses, language courses, cultural activities, multiple excursions, professional visits, and the chance to live in an 18th century historic castle! The EU Studies program is designed to be an interdisciplinary program, bringing together a broad range of courses including political science, economics, business, management, history, art, languages, literature and culture. This program is unique in that all courses are taught in English. English-taught courses are held at the School of Management and the Institute for Policy and Political Studies, both of which are located at the University of Strasbourg. Students may also choose from courses offered by the University of Strasbourg if their French language skills are sufficient. Additionally, there are numerous planned progam excursions, including... In Strasbourg, France: Visit to the European Parliament , Visit to the Council of Europe, Visit to the European Court of Human Rights, Visit to the EURO Institute In Brussels, Belgium and Luxembourg: Visit to the European Court of Justice, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de Luxembourg, 2 Visits to institutions, for example - NATO, SHAPE, EU Commisions, Council of the European Union, US Mission and / or World Bank Group In Germany: Visit to the Bundesbank (German Central Bank), Visit to the German Stock Exchange, Visit to the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in Karlsruhe Cultural visits and activities: Day tour with a private guide along the Alsatian wine route “route du vin” during the day and a visit to an Alsatian winery incl. wine tasting, Guided tour of the Haut Koenigsbourg Castle and visit to the former concentration camp Struthof, Day trip to the city of Heidelberg, Germany. Walking tour and visit to the famous Heidelberg Castle, Guided boat tour of Strasbourg, Guided tour of the Historical Museum, Visit to the Kronenbourg Brewery including a beer tasting, visit to an automobile company in Rastatt, Company visit in the region near Strasbourg.

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Setting Description:
While in Strasbourg, students will stay and study in the Château de Pourtalès, a 250-year-old castle which is nestled in a beautiful park located just six miles from the historic city center of Strasbourg. The castle has dormitory rooms, classrooms, lounges, a computer lab, WiFi access throughout the facility, a library, laundry facilities, a breakfast room and TV lounge. Numerous outdoor and recreational facilities are located on the premises and nearby. A resident academic director from Georgia State University and a permanent staff member from the Château will assist students with their daily academic and living needs. Living in this castle is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

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