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Summer Seminar in France

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      Village of Ambialet

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      Your home in France

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  • Program Curriculum:

    The courses (listed below) blend in nicely with the European travel experience.  Students will study environmental issues with practical hands-on learning while exploring the Tarn river and surroundings including a hydroelectric plant.  Students will also explore the fermented foods in Europe with a visit to a cheese cave and taste testing wines from the region.


      Drs. Rose Clark and Edward Zovinka, Professors of the Chemistry Department     

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    • Summer 2021: July 1 - 28 | Ambialet, France

      Saint Francis University's site in France is a renovated historic priory located in the picturesque Tarn Valley in Southwestern France. Perched on top of the hill at the end of the road, the building overlooks the quaint village of Ambialet (population 41). 

      Students will explore the French countryside, local castles, incredible cathedrals, museums, restaurants and more.  The excursions will consists of many awe-inspiring sites, including a five-day stay in Barcelona.

    • Program Cost

      Program Fee: $3,178.75 (includes airfare, airport transfer, insurance, excursions, room accommodations and meals) plus the cost of tuition ($485 per credit).  Students must take at least six credits.  

      A deposit of $300 is required at the time of application; the deposit will be applied to the program fee.

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      This program is limited to just 29 participants—apply today to reserve your spot!

      Summer in France Application


    • Contact Us

      Juliana Horvath 19Juliana Horvath
      Office of Study Abroad
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    • Program Courses
      • CHEM 105 Chemistry in the Community (3 credits) The course is designed to provide students an appreciation of chemistry and its impact on all aspects of life.  Through the exploration of such environmental issues as sustainability, energy, and nutrition, the future of our world and interconnectedness of nations is analyzed.  Present global issues will be addressed from a chemical viewpoint. 
      • CHEM 410 Special Topics Environmental Chemistry in Europe (3-4 credits)  The chemistry of our environment will be studied with special readings on environmental research done in France.  Comparisons of environmental conditions affecting the USA and France will be presented.  Course will include lectures, discussions and debates, and some laboratories.
      • CORE 407 General Education Keystone Seminar (3 credits) This course will incorporate learning experiences in France and Spain with discussions relating to ethical citizenship and will reflect on the whole general education experience.  We will have lots of opportunities to practice collaborative learning and leadership.
      • FERM 195 Selection Appreciation Topics in Fermentation (3 credits)  Appreciation of fermentation in our society.  We will focus on the three major types of fermentation used to make food and drinks.