FREN 350: French Language Study in Tours, France
What to Expect
Study Abroad Location:
Each summer, the University of South Carolina offers a study program in Tours, France. Courses are held at the Institut de Touraine in the heart of Tours. The Institut de Touraine was founded in 1922 and has a distinguished history of teaching French to foreign students, beginners as well as advanced, who come from all over the world for intensive immersion programs throughout the year. 2020 marks USC's thirty-ninth anniversary in Tours. Courses are taught entirely in French by native speakers. Classes are small, held in beautifully restored facilities, in and around the Place du 14 juillet, and the atmosphere is friendly. Students in the month-long July session average 21.5 hours a week in class, Monday-Friday. Excursions on Wednesday afternoons and on weekends to various chateaux and to other tourist attractions are organized by the Institut at reduced fees and three mandatory excursions are included in the USC program fee. A wide variety of sporting activities are available as well, from kayaking to biking. The USC Director in Residence also proposes and organizes excursions: bicycle trips, wine and cheese tastings, picnics, etc. Over the years, Tours has proved to be an ideal and safe destination for USC students and continues to appeal to a wide-range of students, particularly French majors and minors.
Participation Instructions: See program requirements to determine student eligibility.