Winter French program on the Mediterranean

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Program Description

The 4-week Winter Service-Learning and French language program is a unique combination of academic study (French language course) and experiential learning (volunteer work in the community) allowing a deep insight in French society. The program includes:
-45 hours of French language
-45 hours of Service-learning (a course on Institutions in society + tutorials reflecting on the experience). At the end of the program, the student receives 6 credits and and a Volunteer passport, which an evidence of validation for Service-Learning,
The volunteering activities range from health care, language tutoring, humanitarian or cultural activities and sustainable development. The “Volunteer Passport”, records volunteering experiences and describes the missions and skills acquired, thus giving volunteers a definite edge when looking for a career.
-Students maximize their stay by living in homestay families (breakfast & dinner).
-Excursions in the most inspiring historical sites of the region


Program located in historical Montpellier, the site of the oldest medical school in Europe.
The benefits are great:
- Development of language skills: round the clock exposure through language classes, homestay and community service
- Cultural development, a hands-on approach to challenging cultures, opinions and situations
- Professional development demonstrating value-added skills for students in professions such as teaching, medical & social professions or international careers
- Personal self-development with improved social and communication skills resulting in aptitudes to leadership, improved self-esteem, a greater self-reliance and confidence: a gratigying experience altogether.


Students over 18 years of age

Volunteer Types

Health care

What`s Included

-French language (45 hours)
-Service-Learning (45 hours including a course on institutions, tutorials reflecting on the experience and community service)
-Homestay (half-board: breakfast & dinner)
-Transport pass
-City guided tour
-3 excursions
-Administration & Liability insurance

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Program Locations

Montpellier, France

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Program Details

Institut Méditerranéen de Langues & Services
  • France: Montpellier
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
3350 $
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