The Université François Rabelais de Tours-Tours, France. The University is located in Tours, a small, lively, walkable city of 200,000 residents in the heart of French château country. Formally organized in 1969 by combining six pre-existing universities, François Rabelais now enrolls 22,000 students. The lack of a large American student population encourages Hanover students to immerse themselves more fully in French daily life. Students will choose classes from a wide variety of courses in literature, languages, and civilization taught in French, and may also enroll in French language instruction courses in a separately administered center for international students. This exchange program is appropriate for French majors as well as for non-French majors with appropriate language skills.
Katie Lewis, a Hanover student, studied for a semester in Tours. Let her describe her experience:
"I had an amazing time studying in Tours, France. Not only did my language skills and pronunciation improve exponentially, but I gained a new sense of cultural awareness and independence. Those five months were some of the most fun and exciting of my life, as I was spoiled with day trips to go shopping and to museums in Paris, weekend excursions to the Mediterranean, and a spring break in Italy and Greece. I am so glad I decided to spend a semester in France."