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Tram on Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux - France, Gironde

Program at a Glance

University of Bordeaux

Country or area France
City Bordeaux
Class Level So, Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Language
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Fall sem, Spring sem
Taught In French
Language Prereq yes
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About The Program

Take on second-year French language study, courses in French culture and an optional research project. Bordeaux is a green city, where urban spaces give way to bicyclists.  One of France’s most elegant cities, Bordeaux is an ideal base for exploring the nearby  coast and Spain. 

Where you'll study

The University of Bordeaux has a culture of nurturing talent, innovation, and career outcomes. As UCEAP’s original student exchange since 1962, the University of Bordeaux has continued to refine its international strategy. It collaborates with universities around the world to develop programs taught in English and other languages. As one of only three universities in France with an Initiative of Excellence, or IdEx program, the university is driving a variety of globally important research challenges and projects. As an international visitor, this means more opportunities to collaborate with locals and access training that will carry you to a rewarding career. The university is made up of a number of separate entities organized together at one of the largest campuses in Europe.


The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.

Fall excursion to the seaside resort town of Arcachon

Thanksgiving dinner event

Day trip to the Château de Malagar vineyard estate

Christmas cocktail reception