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.
I would recommend study abroad to just about anyone who craves adventure. I love to travel and I would assume that most other people like to also. If this is you, APPLY NOW! The best part of studying abroad is the ease of travel while abroad. I would fly from Bordeaux to London for under $100 because it is so close and convenient. It is amazing how much more I love to travel now that I am done with the experience. I now know that there is NOWHERE in the world that I can't go to. I feel liberated to learn more about the world and want to do anything I can to pursue this. I am looking into teaching English in Brazil now, so that I can continue with the lifestyle.