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Bordeaux, France 2022

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Bordeaux, France: Entrepreneurship & Technology

June 11-25, 2022

Known for its vineyards, chateaus, and wine, Bordeaux is France’s second most popular tourist destination after Paris. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its history dates back to Roman times. Bordeaux hosts many historical buildings and monuments, including the 12th century Cathedral of Saint-André. 18th century buildings can be found in the Place de la Bourse, pictured in the photo. Students from any NC community college are invited to apply for this program. There are 20 student spots available. Much of the program will consist of designing a solar-powered cell phone charger with students from the University of Bordeaux and will include virtual exchange meetings with French students before travel. There will also be a variety of cultural excursions included in the program with homestays with French families on the weekend.

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This trip is intended for
Students from any community college in North Carolina.

You will experience
Virtual exchange, entrepreneurship and technology skills, student engagement, history and culture.

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All participants must agree to participate in regular virtual exchange sessions with the students in France, starting in January 2022. Beginning in March 2022, all students must take HUM 180 – International Cultural Exploration. It may be taken as a 3-credit hour course or through continuing education. The class will meet virtually on Thursday evenings for 8 weeks.



Fee includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations in apartments in Talence
  • Ground transportation
  • Most meals
  • Academic and cultural activities
  • Excursions to select attractions as per itinerary

*Cost is approximate; final cost to be determined by January 15, 2022. Each student selected for the program will automatically receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is Monday, November 15th, by midnight. Students must complete the study abroad application for Bordeaux. Students accepted into the program will be notified in early December.

Scholarship Info

Through the Transatlantic Mobility Grant, each student will receive a $750 scholarship which will be matched with $750 from the student’s home college for a total of $1500. 

Pell recipients also have the option of applying for a federal scholarship: the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship, which could cover the entire cost of the program. See details on the “Apply Now” page.