The field trips were one of the best assets to this program. They were organized, very interesting, and always very exciting.

Natalia Medrecki
Loyola University Chicago

Participant in Pau, France

 

France Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Paris
  • Official Language: French
  • Currency: euro (EUR)
Gavarnie Photo credit: USAC France

Gavarnie
Photo credit: USAC France

France has a strong national identity and built one of the largest colonial empires of its time, stretching across West Africa and Southeast Asia and influencing the cultures and politics of these regions. France is one of the founding members of the United Nations as well as the European Union. It is the most visited country in the world.

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  • Pictures Worth a Thousand Adventures

    Want to see what life is like around the world with USAC? If you haven’t checked out our Instagram, that’s the place to start! “Just Keep Swimming…” 🐠 📷: @taliapellegrino #australia #wherewillyougo A photo posted by...

  • A Picture Perfect Montage from Pau, France

    We received some stunning photos from the latest group of study abroad goers to live in Pau, France, and the first thought we had was, “I couldn’t imagine better time spent!” See for yourself below! Bastille Day at the university...

  • Alumni Q&A: Kari Levin — Pau, France

    Name: Kari Levin Program site/ Term: Pau, France – Spring 1996 What culture aspect about your study abroad program do you miss most? I loved meeting students from all over the world, and the caliber of my professors and the genuine interested...

  • In The Words of Madeline, “Poo, Poo!”

    Chloe is a student blogger about to set out on her study abroad adventure in Pau, France. — Bonjour and welcome to my very first blog! As many of you know I am leaving the country in 16 days to go eat, breathe, and study in Pau, France. I am...

  • Le Tour de France

    Today, a rest day, tomorrow the pedals start turning again. Le Tour De France has been testing the skill and perseverance of riders from around the world. The riders are currently enjoying a day resting in Pau, France before continuing with the...

  • New Program Spotlight

    With all the new USAC programs being announced, it may be hard to pick the best program for you. Here they all are, compiled into one post. Internships in Shanghai, China and Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, summer programs in Lyon, France and Cork...

  • Living in Lyon: Faire des Courses

    An entry from Brittany Lashley and her study abroad adventures in [ Lyon, France ] self-proclaimed: non-writer babbling out a few experiences. #thestruggle Once I have come to the terms that though I can purchase reasonable transportation and...

  • Alumni Story: The Longest Way Home

    Joel Freeman, is a recent alum of our Pau, France program, and offered his thoughts of re-entry — or returning home from studying abroad — in story form, The Longest Way Home. Welcome Back Kotter The stage of happiness to be home can...

  • Alumni Q&A: Joel – Pau, France

    Name: Joel Freeman Program Location: Pau, France Program Term: Yearlong 2012 1.  Why did you choose the program that you did? I chose to go to Pau, France because I had been studying French for about 6 years and I have always been passionate about...

  • Curtain Call: USAC’s Theatre Course Engages Student Performers

    20 of USAC’s Pau, France students participated in the optional theater class at the Institute of French Studies as part of their French courses this past Fall Semester.  At the end of the course, they performed entirely in French in front of a large...

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