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Middlebury School in France: Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
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Core Program Attributes:
Direct Enrollment
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Open to:
Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:


Designed for students at an advanced level of French, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in France provides opportunities to experience French culture in Bordeaux, a larger city with a rich culinary and wine growing tradition.

The capital of the Aquitaine region, Bordeaux was referred to as "Little Rome" in ancient times and is considered by many to be France's most beautiful city. Its name is synonymous with France's famous wine industry, but Bordeaux also offers a vibrant cultural life and a rich historical tradition that is well preserved in the city's architecture. Now a modern and thriving city that is home to 230,000 residents, Bordeaux features a number of museums, public gardens, and architectural sites of note, such as its Grand-Théâtre and the Cathédrale Saint-André, as well as a thriving student culture and nightlife. Bordeaux is located in southwestern France, less than an hour from the Atlantic coastline.

The University of Bordeaux dates back to 1441. Students are enrolled at the the Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 (French literature, comparative literature, linguistics, history, theater, film, music, art history, archeology, geography, and philosophy) and/or at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques Bordeaux (political science, history, and economics). Special arrangements can be made to study at other branches of the Université de Bordeaux, at Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 in psychology, for instance. Both Bordeaux 3 and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques are located in Talence on a large green campus, about 30 minutes by tramway from the center of the city.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 09/15/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.

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