France 2017

Learn about this Program:

This program is open to all degree-seeking students.

This international travel course will provide an in‐depth study of the French culture, civilization, art, history and language. It connects us to understanding the world in which we live where cultural and political misunderstandings abound and interactions become more common. We will come into contact with French culture through art, history and language from the north to the south of France in Paris and Provence. This experience is intended to promote interdisciplinary study and a broader understanding of the multicultural world in which we live through the study of language, art, culture, history, religion, economy and travel.

Excursions include walking tour of Paris, guided tour of Versailles and free day to visit any number of amazing site in the beautiful city of lights; Avignon and a guided visit to the 13th century Popes Palace and free time to explore this amazing southern city; guided excursion into Provence with visits to Les Baux Castle, Rousillon and the Ochre trail and a visit to the Bories village; wine tour, the roman ruins of Arles and a visit to Saint Rémy de Provence where VanGogh spent his last days; guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence and free time to enjoy parks, city square, outdoor market, museums and monuments and interact with the locals; guided walking our of Marseille, boat tour of the Calanques in Cassis and free time to explore the port city of Marseille.

Dates of Program

May 9th -- May 18th, 2017

Application

You can apply for this Study Away program starting August 1st.  Please see the instructions on how to apply by clicking [HERE

Cost of Program

The program fee is approximately $3,700.

The cost of the program includes:

  • Transportation to and from US based airport. 
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation
  • Housing 
  • Breakfast, some dinners 
  • Entrance fees
  • Tours
  • Criminal Background Check

The program fee does not include:

  • Tuition with fees (3 credits) (Based on a resident rate: $381)
  • Lunches, some dinners (approx. $300)
  • Gratuities for tour guides ($75)
  • Passport ($140)
  • Personal Expenses (approx. $200)
  • Travel Insurance (optional,approx. $100)

Projected total expenses for this program is $4,896.

Learn about Financial Aid and scholarship opportunities to help finance your Study Away by visiting our student resource page

Course

By completing this program you will receive 3 credits in a Humanities course through the HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the experience, please email one of the faculty directors.

Hillery Haney

Department of Language and Thought

hhaney@grcc.edu

616-234-4380

If you have questions about general Study Away information (e.g.application, payments, etc), please contact Experiential Learning.

Chris Remley

Experiential Learning

christopherremley@grcc.edu

616-234-4162