Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bordeaux, France
- Terms: Summer
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|Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||A&S Core: Historical Context, CMCI Core: Hist Views, CMCI Core: People/Soc, Engineering/Applied Sci: Humanities/SS, History, International Affairs, Political Science|
|Click here for a definition of this term Additional Search Options:||GPA Access Abroad eligible||Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5|
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Sophomore||Click here for a definition of this term Program Prerequisite(s):||Preferred (not required): previous coursework in ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, IAFS, or PSCI|
|Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Residence Hall||Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||CU Boulder|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||3 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||2 Weeks||Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$|
Fulfill the major degree requirements in IAFS, HIST or PSCI (see Academics section for more details)
Earn 3 credits in 2 weeks in June
Please note: this program often fills early - it is recommended that you apply in advance of the application deadline.
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With a long and rich heritage as a political, economic, and cultural hub, Bordeaux has, for centuries, sat at the crossroads of history and contemporary affairs. Situated near the Atlantic coast (and excellent swimming and surfing beaches), Bordeaux offers both a unique and universal perspective on France. It is a French city but also a European and global center with a historic district that is a United Nations World Heritage site.
A few hours to the south lie the Basque country, the Pyrenees, and Spain. Paris is just three hours North by train, and Brittany and Normandy are also easily accessible. Bordeaux has a modern tram system, a maze of picturesque streets, and the largest pedestrian mall in Europe. Of course, the wine industry gives Bordeaux a special place in a network of vineyards, companies, and transportation links across Europe and the world.
You are expected to be full participants at the pre-departure meetings and at each visit and lecture in Bordeaux. In addition to on-site lectures in Bordeaux, the course will include site visits, guest lectures, and day trips.
Students will be staying at the Teneo Talence Cetnre in Bordeaux. This hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Forum tramway stop, 3.7 km from Bordeaux Cathedral and 5 km from Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.
Each room includes a kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge and stove top. All come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature terraces and separate sitting areas. The hotel provides continental breakfast for a small extra charge. Additional amenities include a business center and laundry facilities.
A Welcome and Farewell dinner will be provided on the program.
Students are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements to France and back. The program begins and ends in Bordeaux.
Transportation on program-related field trips while in Bordeaux is provided as part of the program fee.
With Bordeaux as a case study, French Connections will familiarize you with the history and contemporary relations of two of the world's most influential powers. Topics in the course include: revolution/democracy/nation-building, war and society, trade and business, education, immigration, security/diplomacy/terrorism, and regional/global integration. The course will also examine how France and America have, at times, embraced and also vilified each other. French Connections is targeted at students majoring in International Affairs, History, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, and Geography, although students in other majors may also apply.
The course fulfills the Europe/Eurasia concentration for IAFS majors and counts as an upper division elective credit for PSCI majors. It also fulfills Historical Context for A&S core. A detailed course syllabus will be provided to all the students and is available from the program director.
The program is directed by Professor Tom Zeiler. He is a Professor of History and International Affairs and also the current Director of International Affairs. He was part of the Visiting Professor Program with L'Institut des Sciences Politiques Bordeaux in spring 2011. His experience leading and teaching groups of students abroad consists of spending two years as a Fulbright scholar in Tokyo, Japan and Buenos Aires, Argentina. During this time, he taught foreign students at their local universities, as well as groups of visiting students from the United States.
Professor Zeiler, along with staff from the Study Abroad office, will select program participants.
The program schedule is relatively busy but when students are not in class or doing a group visit they will have time to explore Bordeaux. There are many class site visits in and around Bordeaux, a guided tour, and two day excursions.
Katherine J. Lamont Scholarship: (for students studying abroad on a French program for the first time). Contact the French & Italian Department; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Française de Denver: The application deadline is usually March 31.
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** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.
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