Best Places to Study French in France
As 2015 nears the end, I cannot help but think about one of my most exciting life adventures ahead. In January, I will be living in the heart of Paris, France as part of a language and culture immersion in my International MBA Program at the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business! Preparing for the adventure, I have researched the best places to study French in France, which I have shared below. I look forward to hearing any other ideas from you and adding insights when I live in France this winter!
As the most famous, cosmopolitan, trend-setting, and romantic city in France, you will fall in love while studying French in Paris. This city provides you with the perfect combination of history, art, fashion, food, politics, and culture to keep you engaged and learning every minute of every day.
The French Riviera provides some of the most scenic views in France, with beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast. You can easily travel to other French Riviera cities, including St. Tropez and Cannes. Nice is one of France's most visited cities, attracting four million tourists per year.
With one-fifth of the population as students, Rennes is famous for being a vibrant student city with excellent schools. As the capital of the Brittany region, Rennes has been rated as the most livable city in France. Students can enjoy several arts, culture, and music festivals, particularly rock music festivals.
Famous for being the gastronomic capital of France and the world, Lyon provides great opportunities for students to learn about French cuisine. Lyon is also one of the business capitals of France, providing excellent internship opportunities for students.
With well-recognized universities and a focus on theater and the arts, Bordeaux is a popular choice for students. Bordeaux is the world's wine industry capital, making the city very attractive for wine connoisseurs.
With a central location, Aix-en-Provence is popular for students looking to be close to the Alps, the coast, and Mediterranean countries. Aix-En-Provence was once a European Capital of Culture, with several museums, theaters, and rugby clubs to entertain the locals and tourists.
Rated as one of Forbes' Most Innovative Cities in the World, Grenoble attracts international students who are keen on studying abroad. It is located at the foot of the Alps, providing students with breathtaking views and adventures.
By Brittany VanderBeek
Where else do you recommend that students go to learn French in France? Feel free to leave your ideas and comments below.