Program Details

Standard: 20 hours of group lessons per week Combined: 20 hours of group lessons per week PLUS 3 hours of private lessons Semestered: 20 hours of group lessons per week for 12 weeks
Location:
Tours, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The school was founded in 1985, and is located in the heart of the old town, with its quaint pedestrian streets, surrounded by many restaurants and terrace cafe. Located on the street corners of "rue des Bons Enfants" and "rue du Panier Fleuri" the school building occupies a magnificently renovated 18th century building (it even has a 15th century cellar) and offers a warm, charming, multicultural atmosphere. From your classroom window you can admire the "Charlemagne Tower"; one of the town's oldest monuments. The school has spacious and comfortable classrooms (some are air-conditioned), reception area and a beautiful roof top garden which also acts as a social meeting place for the students between breaks and after classes. The school has computers and seven individual language laboratories. Students have free access to the internet. The reception area also has drinks and snacks available and use of a public phone. Tea and coffee are offered free of charge during the morning breaks.

Standard: 20 hours of group lessons per week Combined: 20 hours of group lessons per week PLUS 3 hours of private lessons Semestered: 20 hours of group lessons per week for 12 weeks

* Use of teaching materials and instructional documents. * Maximum class size: 7 students. * Host Family accommodation, private room with half-board. * Cultural and social activities. * Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request.
Setting Description:
A region in the heart of France where the climate is mild and the countryside beautiful and where Leonardo da Vinci, Rabelais, Ronsard, Balzac and Bergson once lived. Located on the banks of the longest river in France, Tours is in the heart of the fertile vineyards of the Loire Valley. Filled with hundreds of chateaux and vineyards, remnants of the valley's golden age under Francois I during the 15th century, the Loire is a fine destination for history enthusiasts and wine lovers alike. Renowned worldwide for its magnificent chateaux inhabited by French royalty during the 15th and 16th centuries, this region is an ideal place to study. This city of 250,000 people has a lively cultural scene, several museums and a stunning medieval quarter-place, Plumereau that boasts quaint, inexpensive hotels, pedestrian streets, open-air cafes and eclectic boutiques. Tours boasts a friendly environment, with a dynamism which attracts a university population of almost 30,000.
Cost:
1 Week Standard Course: $574 USD 2 Weeks Standard Course: $1148 USD 1 Week Intensive Course: $819 USD 2 Weeks Intensive Course: $1638 USD

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No

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