Michelle D., France – University of Lyon (Communication & Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes at both the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon (Sciences Po Lyon), and the majority were classes that local French students would take as opposed to international student classes. I took classes … More Michelle D., France – University of Lyon (Communication & Global Studies)

Miya H., France – University of Bordeaux (Communication)

ACADEMICS  What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  While studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University, I took beginning French classes which ultimately led me to add a minor in French. Since I was not fluent in French at the time, the rest of my courses were upper division … More Miya H., France – University of Bordeaux (Communication)

Lauren E. – Language and Culture, UC Center Paris (Biology and French Minor)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I was a part of the summer intensive program and took the UC equivalent of French 6 and French 100 as well as a Food and Culture in Society course about French food culture in comparison to American culinary practices. … More Lauren E. – Language and Culture, UC Center Paris (Biology and French Minor)

Alison R., France – Field Research & Internship, Paris (Language, Culture, & Society)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  The classes I took were to aid in the transition into life in France. They are structured as 5 intensive weeks of French history, French society, and current events. Following this, during the rest of the program there was … More Alison R., France – Field Research & Internship, Paris (Language, Culture, & Society)

Katie F., France – French in Bordeaux and University of Bordeaux (Global Studies and French)

If you want to have the best time of your life, study abroad in France! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took a wide variety of courses, most of which were in French, to satisfy my Global Studies upper division requirements and to advance … More Katie F., France – French in Bordeaux and University of Bordeaux (Global Studies and French)

Caitlin B., France – Only in Paris (Global Studies)

Carpe Diem! ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes that transferred to upper-division major courses as well as French language courses. I was able to choose the courses based on my interests, so I chose a literature class, and a media and … More Caitlin B., France – Only in Paris (Global Studies)

Kerry H., France – University of Bordeaux (English)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I mainly took classes for my English major. School was much more laid back there in that we didn’t have to worry about assignments and exams all the time. There are about 20 students per class and your final … More Kerry H., France – University of Bordeaux (English)

Yuxin Z., France – Language & Culture, UC Center Paris (Statistical Science)

I will remember the view I saw when I stood in front of Hemingway’s home forever. “…Tel était le Paris de notre jeunesse, au temps òu nous étions très pauvre et très heureux.” ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took two French language classes … More Yuxin Z., France – Language & Culture, UC Center Paris (Statistical Science)