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Now accepting applications for Summer 2015!!!

Click here to apply (Kearney International Center website, MSU-Mankato students only)

Interested students from other universities should contact Dr. Bibbee for special instructions.


Paris - Normandy - La Rochelle 2015


This summer, the program is celebrating its thirty-third birthday. The group will leave the United States on June 13. The first 11 days will be spent in Paris (June 14-June 24), visiting major monuments, museums and neighborhoods. There will also be excursions to Saint-Denis, Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Épernay and Fontainebleau. While in Paris, the students will stay in a clean, modern, residential hotel. On June 25, they will leave for Normandy, visiting Giverny (Monet’s gardens and home), the Musée des Impressionismes, Lisieux, Bayeux (its museum and cathedral), Arromanches (its landing beaches and museum), the American Cemetery and le Mont-Saint-Michel. When the students return to Paris, they will visit the cathedral at Chartres.

The month of July will be spent in La Rochelle. This beautiful port city of more than 75,000 inhabitants is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the department of Charente-Maritime. Both the city and the surrounding area are extremely rich in history. In addition to having one of Europe’s most beautiful aquariums, La Rochelle possesses a large number of interesting museums and each year plays host to one of France's most popular music festivals. Being a fishing port, the city has a plentiful supply of fresh seafood. Thanks to its temperate climate, beautiful beaches and pleasant atmosphere, La Rochelle draws tourists from all over the world. Students will live with carefully chosen families and take courses at the Institut d’Études Françaises.


Dr. Evan Bibbee, Program Director
Armstrong Hall 218H

A current program brochure is available for download:

Summer Study in France 2015 Brochure

If you'd like to see some of the places we visit and learn about, take a look at these pictures from past programs:

Summer Study in France - Photo Collection (Flickr)