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Bordeaux, France 2024

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Bordeaux, France: Language & Culture

June 15 – June 29, 2024

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 interacting 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, basic French language 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 2024. Beginning in March 2024, all students must take HUM 120 – Cultural Studies. It may be taken as a 3-credit hour course or through continuing education. The class will meet virtually on Monday evenings for 8 weeks.



Fee includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations in apartments in Talence
  • Ground transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Academic and cultural activities
  • Excursions to select attractions as per itinerary
  • Medical, travel, and evacuation insurance

*Cost is approximate; final cost to be determined by January 15, 2024. Each student selected for the program will automatically receive a $1,000 scholarship. The student’s college must agree to provide the scholarship.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 17, by midnight. Students must complete the Study Abroad Application for Bordeaux. Students accepted into the program will be notified in early December.

Scholarship Info

Each student selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the student’s home college. You must complete the separate Bordeaux Study Abroad Application to be considered.

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. More information, including how to complete the Gilman Scholarship application