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Aerial view of the city in Bordeaux, France.

Program at a Glance

University of Bordeaux

Country or area France
City Bordeaux
Class Level Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.75
Term Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
Taught In English, French
Language Prereq varies
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About The Program

At the heart of southern Europe sits Bordeaux, a metropolis famous for its beauty and history. With access to seven University of Bordeaux campuses, there are a range of options sure to meet your interests. Participate in a research internship with a French professor, focus on French language and culture, or take courses in your major. Bordeaux is perfect for independent learners who want to experience life in a truly French environment. University-sponsored socials and program excursions include trips to wine regions, castles, and nearby beaches.

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.

<p>Fall excursion to the seaside resort town of Arcachon</p>

Fall excursion to the seaside resort town of Arcachon

<p>Thanksgiving dinner event</p>

Thanksgiving dinner event

<p>Spring trip to the charming medieval village of Saint-Emilion</p>

Spring trip to the charming medieval village of Saint-Emilion

<p>Christmas cocktail reception</p>

Christmas cocktail reception

Experiencing a culture abroad was unlike anything I have experienced before. The socio-political culture of France inspired me to pursue a second major in politics. The involvement and participation of the average citizen was incredible. I witnessed historic events firsthand. Study abroad changed the way I view politics in America and I plan to pursue a career in international relations.

Eun Seo Lee UC Santa Cruz Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism/Politics France