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SYA Summer in France

Start your adventure in Rennes, France this summer!

SYA Summer France 2015 dates: June 16, 2015 - July 21, 2015
Students depart on June 15, program begins the following day.

Rolling admissions decisions will begin January 8, 2015

At SYA Summer in France, you’ll develop your proficiency in French with your host family & teachers in Rennes, then test those skills navigating Paris, La Rochelle and Normandy.

Program Overview

At SYA France’s five-week summer program, you’ll take courses in French language and culture taught by native instructors and live with a caring host family.

Classes are held four mornings per week and all-day excursions are planned on Wednesdays. On school days, you’ll take French Language and French Culture and Society, a multidisciplinary course taught in French incorporating history, contemporary culture, and journalism.

Outside of the classroom, you’ll take part in a variety of activities designed to enrich your overall experience in France. Some of those activities include visiting museums and monuments, attending special events, and taking excursions around Rennes and the surrounding countryside.

Beyond the sites and monuments of Rennes, you’ll participate in numerous trips including Mont Saint Michel, Saint Malo, and the beaches of Normandy, home to the historical landing sites of WWII and the events of D-Day. Other frequent destinations include the prehistoric monuments on the Atlantic coast, such as Carnac and Locmariaquer, and the sheltered beaches of the Morbihan Gulf.

The conclusion of the program is a visit to Paris and its surroundings. Versailles, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, Montmartre and la Tour Eiffel are among the sites visited.

SYA Summer in France is designed for students who have completed at least two years of high school French.


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