Faculty-Led French Study Abroad
Travel Writing in Paris, Spring 2012
Integrating classroom instruction and field-based activities, this five-week program allows you to discover and study the rich cultures of Morocco. Immerse yourself in a multicultural society at the crossroads of Europe and Africa. Live the Moroccan lifestyle: drink mint tea, eat tajines, and discuss Morocco’s regional and global significance with your instructors and your Englishor French-speaking family!
Embark on a breathtaking tour of Morocco and learn about the intersection of Berber, Arab, and French cultures. In the North, visit the imperial city of Meknes, walk the thousand-year-old roads of Volubilis (an ancient Roman settlement), and let yourself be guided through the maze of the medina in Fez. The second excursion, to the South, will take you to Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. After offering a tour of Ouarzazate’s movie studio, this overnight trip culminates with a camel ride in the Sahara desert.
Location: Marseille, France
Dates: June 22-July 22, 2017
Courses Offered: FRH 101 or 102; FRH 201 or 202 (prerequisite required); FRH 394
Led by Mr. Eric Tessier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apply by March 30, 2017
Founded by the Greeks more than 2,600 years ago, Marseille is the oldest city in France. It is the country’s second largest city and the largest port in Europe after Rotterdam. It boasts a unique heritage and enjoys a spectacular setting along the Mediterranean. Its majestic island-studded bay and its ‘Calanques,’ rocky inlets and lagoons, are world famous. It is a seaside city with a cosmopolitan character, and Euromed Management Marseille provides a scenic campus setting for the study of business, culture and language.
A city tour will begin the program where you will have the opportunity to understand the town and its passions, discover its beauty, and take in its excesses. We will tour several historic sites including the old port (Vieux Port) where ships have docked for more than 26 centuries. With its forest of sailing masts, fishwives selling freshly-landed fish at the open air market and outdoor cafes, here the charm of the city is at its most tangible. The program will blend academics with cultural immersion. Each week we will spend a day exploring the culture and beauty of Southern France, touring businesses and ancient and historic sites such as the cities of Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, the Theatre antique d’Orange, Chateau des Baux-de-Provence, Palais des Papes, etc.
With Marseille as your ‘home base’ you will have immediate access to the unsurpassed beauty of Provence, the Alps and the French Riviera; Italy is just 125 miles to the east, Spain 200 miles to the west, with Paris, Switzerland, and the Netherlands easily accessible for weekend travel. Marseille is a celebration of the outdoor life: cafes, cuisine, and the haunting splendor of the Mediterranean Sea.