The University of Bordeaux dates back to 1441. Students are enrolled at the the Université Bordeaux Montaigne (French literature, comparative literature, linguistics, history, theater, film, music, art history, archeology, geography, and philosophy) and/o
- Bordeaux, France
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Intended for students with 5 semesters of college-level French, the direct enrollment structure of the School in France provides students with the opportunity to increase their language abilities through constant interaction with native speakers. Whether spending time with local students in their classes, their colleagues at an internship placement, or in their homestays, students use their language in a very real immersion environment.
The University of Bordeaux dates back to 1441. Students are enrolled at the the Université Bordeaux Montaigne (French literature, comparative literature, linguistics, history, theater, film, music, art history, archeology, geography, and philosophy) and/or at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques Bordeaux (political science, history, and economics). Special arrangements can be made to study at other branches of the Université de Bordeaux. Both Bordeaux Montaigne and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques are located in Talence on a large green campus, about 30 minutes by tramway from the center of the city.
Participants in the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad don’t just study a language—they live it. Many of our students major in disciplines other than foreign languages, yet all bring a level of proficiency that supports their commitment to language and cultural immersion. They sign and honor the Middlebury Language Pledge because they want the greatest possible challenge in a study abroad program and an authentic experience in every respect; academic, social, and even professional. Participants take courses in most subjects with host country students, intern or engage in volunteer work, and live with a host family. Indeed, at every juncture of their time abroad, students have the chance to "live the language" and immerse themselves in the host culture.
- Setting Description:
- The capital of the Aquitaine region, Bordeaux was referred to as “Little Rome” in ancient times and is considered by many to be France’s most beautiful city. Its name is synonymous with France’s famous wine industry, but Bordeaux also offers a vibrant cultural life and a rich historical tradition that is well preserved in the city’s architecture. Now a modern and thriving city that is home to 230,000 residents, Bordeaux features a number of museums, public gardens, and architectural sites of note, such as its Grand-Théâtre and the Cathédrale Saint-André, as well as a thriving student culture and nightlife. Bordeaux is located in southwestern France, less than an hour from the Atlantic coastline.
- Semester Tuition: $13,800 Year Tuition: $27,600
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