This program is ideal for advanced French speakers and requires students to have taken 6 semesters of university-level French, preferably including a literature course.
Bordeaux is a vibrant city and region, boasting excellent vineyards, coastal proximity, and more!
Students can study a variety of topics from political science to business alongside French and other international students.
Students on this program wanting to go for only one semester should plan for the spring because of the university calendar. Fall: September-January; Spring: January-June.
Bordeaux III is an excellent destination for those who are looking for cultural diversity, excitement, and independence in both the student and local populations. It is our most academically challenging French destination, and therefore applicants must demonstrate a near-fluent command of French language. Students take classes just outside the city, but can live in various locations.
For more information about credits and OU course equivalencies for this program, please review the following:
Due to housing shortages, dormitories cannot be guaranteed by the university. If a student is awarded a spot in a dorm, it will consist of a single room. All rooms are equipped with a single bed, sink, closet space and a desk. Linens are provided and are changed weekly. Traditional dorms share common bathrooms and kitchens whereas the renovated dorms have private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Some students choose to eat their meals in the University Restaurant (RU), which is open for lunch and dinner and which is very reasonably priced. Previous OU students recommend the renovated dorms for a more comfortable experience.
How did study abroad add to your college experience?
Studying abroad gave me a greater understanding for how University is done throughout the world, not just in the US or even Oklahoma. I made friends from all over the UK and Europe and really got a feel for how student life is abroad. It is amazing how truly different it is in France and the UK. I am so thankful that I got to experience all of it and I am even more happy with my degree from OU!