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French language and culture in Southern France

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Program Description

Maximize your study abroad experience!...Get an invaluable insight into French society.
The IMLS programs allow students to immerse themselves in French and Mediterranean culture through service-learning: a unique combination of theory through academic study and practical learning through volunteer community service.
Content:
1/ French language at the IMLS (rolling adissions) or at the University (semester programs). Assessment of language competence using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)
2/ Service- Learning including:
-Volunteer community service activities such as health care institutions (hospitals, retirement homes), language tutoring for disadvanteged children, Culture and Art centers, environment (community gardens), shelter homes etc...
- a course on Institutions in Society coupled with volunteer activities. The course deals with the major issues at stake in French society and the way they are dealt with by institutions. The course complements the community service, linking traditional learning and experimentation.
-journals and videocats to reflect upon community service activities
3/ Homestay (half-board : breakfast and dinner included)
Housing in a host family allows a total immersion in French culture and language.
4/ Options
-Gourmet programs (cooking courses and wine-study tours in the region internationally recognized for its wine-growing heritage.).
-Customized and faculty-led programs to suit individual requ

Highlights

The student is not confined in a strict academic setting but is part of a richer relationship with the city as a whole. Over the years participants have been responding enthusiastically to this alternative form of education which gives them an opportunity to gain a holistic view of France while developing specific language, cultural and personal skills. A unique and meaningful experience!
1/ improve your language and professional skills
2/ discover yourself
3/ develop intercultural awareness
4/ connect to the world
An unforgettable experience in a region renowned for its rich historical heritage, its prestigious medieval university on the Mediterranean

What`s Included

Administrative procedures (registration & visa)
Orientation: placement in community service activites
City guided tour
Academic courses at the IMLS or/and the university
Tutorials (journals and videocasts)
Volunteering community service activities
Accomodation (residence hotel or homestay families)
Excursions
Transcripts with suggested credits to be validated by the home university

Subjects

Culinary Arts, Culture, European Studies (includes Politics), Foreign Language, French, International Relations, Internship Programs, Leadership

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Program Locations

Montpellier, Metropolitan France

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Program Details

Provider:
Institut Méditerranéen de Langues & Services
Location
  • Metropolitan France: Montpellier
School Term:
Throughout the year
Languages:
French
Participants:
WorldWide
Cost:
On request
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