France: Institut de Touraine- Winter

Location: France: Tours

Term: Winter

Dates: 2019

The College at Brockport (SUNY)

The College at Brockport, State University of New York 350 New Campus Drive Office of International Education, Morgan Hall Brockport, NY 14420 United States

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Improve your French skills and spend four weeks of fun in France. The Institut de Touraine, in Tours' Intersession Program, allows students to participate in one 4-week session. This ensures students to continuously progress their French language skills.

The French language immersion program through Brockport is conducted at the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France. The Institut specializes in teaching French to non-native speakers. The Institut de Touraine is a pedagogic branch of the University of Tours and is housed in two well-appointed nineteenth-century mansions in the historic old section of the city of Tours.


Tours is a busy provincial capital in a region of France with one of the most perfect climates in Europe, and in which (reputedly) the "most perfect" French is spoken. Paris is only one hundred fifty kilometers from Tours (one hour by train).

The Brockport French Language Immersion Program offers you the opportunity to:
- Study in Tours, France at a well established language school.
- Receive instruction in small classes with one on one attention.
- Improve your French written, oral and research skills.

Your experience in the French Language Immersion Program will:
- Integrate you into French society.
- Make you a better student.
- Expand your outlook on the world.
- Build your self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Greatly enhance your career prospects.
- Improve your foreign language skills tremendously.

At the Institut de Touraine you will:
- Live with a French family.
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study in France that will maximize the benefits of your semester of study.
- Benefit from a program of field trips organized specifically for the Brockport program participants by the Institut.
- Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services provided by the Institut de Touraine and Brockport's Resident Director.


Housing for participants of the Brockport Tours Program is in homestays with French-speaking families in Tours. Students are placed with these families by the Institute. The cost of housing is based on single accommodation (bathroom shared with others in household).

The homestay includes a demi-pension meal plan arrangement: Participants receive fourteen meals a week (7 breakfasts and 7 dinners). Other meals are the responsibility of the individual participant.


The students are met in Paris at the airport by the program's director and taken to a hotel. Then they can participate in a general guided tour of Paris (unless they prefer to choose another activity if they are already familiar with the city). The next day, they will be accompanied to Tours by the director and met at the station by their host families. On the 3rd day after their arrival in France, they will meet the Institut de Touraine staff, and undergo a placement test to determine their level for the language instruction to come and then participate in an orientation program in Tours. The director will be available to answer any questions and solve any problems that may arise, at any time during the session.

Winter courses are organized in 9 levels, from total beginner to advanced.

Winter session is worth 3 credit hours.

All 9 levels meet for intensive language courses every morning, Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. In the Afternoons, Levels 1 and 2 courses have 90-minute laboratory sessions and oral expression classes. Level 3 students may also take a course in French Culture. Levels 4 and 5 have courses in Art History, French Literature or French Civilization. Levels 6 has courses in Translation and in French History.

Degree Level


  • French

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • French
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

•Program Acceptance Fee
•SUNY International Health Insurance**
•Campus-specific fees* (College Fee and Technology Fee)
•Home-stay meals (14 per week)
•Pre-departure orientation materials
•On-site orientation upon arrival in Tours
•Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
•Select excursions (other optional excursions are also available at an additional cost)

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to France

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application