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MCGI and the Department of French are co-sponsoring this information session about IES Nantes French Language Immersion & Area Studies —a MHC approved study abroad program in Nantes, France.

Nicolas Steffani, IES Abroad Nantes Center Director, and Thibaut de Berranger, Nantes Université Liaison will be joining via Zoom for this information session will provide an overview of the program, which has two important goals: to improve your written and verbal proficiency in French through language and area studies courses, and to introduce you to contemporary France and its role in the European Union. Create your own academic experience by selecting 15–19 credits per semester with all courses are taught in French.

  • IES Abroad French language course (required, 3-4 credits)
  • IES Abroad French-taught area studies courses (required, 3 credits each)
  • French-taught courses at a partner university (optional, 2-4 credits each: Nantes Université and/or École des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire
  • Teaching internship and seminar (optional, 3 credits)

Located on the Loire River, featuring gorgeous architecture, charming attractions, and beautiful outdoor spaces. Nantes is also home to some of the most delicious food France has to offer. It’s also very manageable, eco-friendly, and great to bike around in. Students live in a private room with a local family in a homestay. Many host families have been welcoming IES Abroad students into their homes for years. Only one IES Abroad student is housed with each family. You receive breakfast daily and five evening meals per week.

The deadlines for students to submit MHC's Request to Study Abroad in my.mountholyoke are:

  • November 30, 2023 - study abroad in Fall 2024 or Academic Year 2024-25
  • April 19, 2024 - study abroad in Spring 2025

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