Study Abroad - Avignon, France
The joy of learning about another culture, the satisfaction and practicality of becoming comfortable in a second language, the fun of experiencing new environments, and the enhancement of career prospects — all of these possibilities and more are available through study abroad programs.
These programs are administered as an integral part of Stetson University’s academic program; thus the academic standards and the academic credits are in keeping with our on-campus academic program.
A United Nations World Heritage Site and European City of Culture for the Year 2000, Avignon is located three hours south of Paris and about one hour from the Mediterranean Sea. This historic city was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century, and today is home to numerous museums and cultural sites. Known for its quaint charm, winding streets, cafes, and markets, Avignon was for centuries one of the artistic centers of France. The world famous Avignon Festival is a celebration of theater, music and dance, hosting artists from across the globe, and the renowned Cannes Film Festival is just a train ride away.
Stetson Abroad participants take French language courses in the Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Françaises d’Avignon (CUEFA) at the University of Avignon, located inside the walls of the medieval city. Students attend French classes 3-4 hours per day, and may earn a minor in French during the semester abroad.
Excursions change each semester but may include trips to Arles, Cannes, or Marseille, as well as outings to museums and cultural events in town.
All participants live with French host families, allowing them to develop vernacular, as well as academic language skills.
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