Summer abroad program in Strasbourg, France

Exploring the European construction and European identities at the center of political Europe.

CEPA Europe, together with East Carolina University, would like to invite your students to study abroad this summer in Strasbourg, France. The program is open to all undergraduate college and university students wishing to earn credits in History, Political Science and/or French.

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Summer is the perfect time for your students to connect their classroom learnings to “real world” settings without missing a semester.


Program Dates: June 22 – July 20 (29 days)

What’s included:

  • 2 courses – 6 credit hours
  • 27 nights at the CEPA study center, Château de Pourtalès, in Strasbourg (pictured on top) and 2 nights in Brussels
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Visits to Brussels, Luxembourg, Waterloo, Frankfurt, Heidelberg as well as in and around Strasbourg
  • Public transportation passes


  • FORL 2700. Special Topics in French or Francophone Literature (3):
    This course will focus on the city of Strasbourg, its history, its present, and its role as a European capital. Instruction will be divided between physical exploration of the city and readings chosen to inform students understanding of the cultural fabric of the city. It will also explore its culture: French, Alsatian, European and cosmopolitan, as a point of entry to explore issued linked to the European integration and contemporary France.

Course is equivalent to: HIST 3445 – Modern France, 1815-present

  • FORL 4700. Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures (3):
    This class will examine on site the European construction 70 years after the end of World War II. We will take advantage of our location in Strasbourg to visit key European sites important to Europe such as; the Heidelberg Castle and institutions in Strasbourg, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Frankfurt.

Course is equivalent to: HIST 3435 – History of Europe Since 1914 OR POLS 3232 – The European Union

Students with the necessary credential in French can also elect to take that class as a FREN 3700/4700 class.

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Nicolas Médevielle
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
Office: Bate 3301