L'Abbaye, Pontleyvoy, France

The European-American Center for International Education has developed an innovative approach to cultural immersion in France’s historic Loire Valley. The Abbey offers French at all levels and other foreign language courses, with the balance of the curriculum taught in English and presented in an innovative interdisciplinary, team-teaching pedagogy. Students can study history, art history, literature, political science, geography, sociology, and economics. Challenging the typical notion of study abroad, the semester program welcomes sophomore, junior, and senior students with a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average or higher. Field research and study trips to Paris and other points of relevance to the academic experience are included in the program. The Eur-Am Center is sponsored by the College of International and Continuing Education of the University of Southern Mississippi. For additional information, visit or contact the Center for Global Learning & Engagement at (626) 815-2110.