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  • Locations: Paris, France; Tours, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: MSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/19/2020 06/20/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: MSU Faculty-Led (Credit) Areas of Study: French
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore Credit Hours: 6
GPA Requirement: 2.5 MSU Faculty Director: Lydia King,
Language of Instruction: English, French
Program Description:
(MSU Faculty-Led)
 Program Description:
Learn French in the heartland of France! Spend four weeks in the city of Tours, a vibrant university town of 300,000 in the Loire Valley, located just one hour southwest of Paris. Immerse yourself in the French language and culture through intensive classes at the Institut de Touraine. While living with local French host families, students will explore the historic medieval district in Tours and soak up regional culture, including one full-day excursion and two half-day excursions to the famous châteaux and sites of Touraine. Students will also discover the City of Lights, with a four-night stay in Paris, taking a boat ride on the Seine river and visiting major cultural sites such as the palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre and world-class museums.
Program Dates:
May 19-June 20, 2020
Application Deadline:
February 14, 2020
6 Credits French Language
Students must have completed French I, have at least a 2.5 GPA and be of sophomore standing in order to participate in this program.
Program Price:  $5,170*
Application Fee: $150 (non-refundable)
Charged:  February 17, 2020
Program Fee:  $5,020
Charged:  February 24, 2020
*All fees are charged to MSU student accounts.
Program fee includes:
  • OSA Application Fee
  • International Health and Emergency Assistance insurance
  • 6 Credits of tuition and books
  • Lodging
  • Round-trip airport shuttle
  • Tours bus pass
  • Most meals
  • Laundry service twice a week
  • 4-day trip to Paris (lodging and two meals a day)
  • Excursions and entrance fees
Program fee does not include:
  • OSA $30 Software Fee (charged to Student Account upon course registration)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunches during the week
Faculty Director:  
Lydia King,
**Mississippi State University reserves the right to modify the program or its costs as necessitated by changes in the international economic situation or to cancel the program if necessary.