France: May in France 2023

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  • Dates: 5/1—5/24 2023
  • Cost: $5,428 (estimate)

Spend three and a half weeks exploring France and speaking French.

We start with five days in Paris, visiting world-renowned cultural sites like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles, as well as many hidden treasures of the French capital. Next, we spend two weeks in Marseille on the Mediterranean coast where you will improve your French at the local Alliance française school and stay with a host family. In addition to organized day trips with the Calvin group, you will have free time to explore the area on your own. Four days of free travel time are included before the group flight back to Grand Rapids. No previous French required, though students with some previous French will be given priority. Program cost includes $900 for airfare, although the final program cost may change if there are significant changes in flight prices. Fulfills core language requirement or elective French major and minor credit according to placement in French language course in Marseille.


$5,428 (estimate)

Listed cost includes airfare.

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Professor Jolene Vos-Camy

Jolene Vos-Camy

Professor of French
World Languages Department Chair (fall 2022)
Vice-Chair Faculty Senate
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