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  • Locations: Bordeaux, France
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.7
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 3000 level Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: French Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Leah Hicks Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Classics, Drama, Economics, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Program Description:

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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.