“But the very fact that the Mediterranean, while in thrall to Rome, was still a living entity with a healthy pulse of its own, meant that all its cultural goods continued to circulate, mingling ideas and beliefs, and bringing about a uniformity in material civilization which has left traces still visible today.” (Ferdinand Braudel, “The Mediterranean”)

Our students can benefit from an “Intro to Mediterranean languages, literatures, and cultures” when choosing to visit in this region.

Learning about the Mediterranean landscape of the European Union can help an American student better understand the complex chapters of European history and cultural connectivity. The Mediterranean region constitutes a unique part of Europe irrespective of individual country borders: it connects large tourist areas of France, Italy, Spain, and Greece and has profound connections to the less-known history if the Black Sea.

In particular, we offer a short course in French + Italian for those students who would love to communicate with locals along the glamorous Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) and its neighboring and very enticing Italian Riviera.

Nice, Grasse, Èze, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Menton, Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer as well as Monaco and Sanremo are wonderful places where you will have plenty of opportunities to speak alternatively French and Italian and to discover how the French and Italian cultures have shaped the unique culture of this superbe Mediterranean zone.

Another package we offer is Spanish + French/Italian, offering useful phrases for travelers (you’ll be shocked to discover that in transit through Spanish airports few Spanish employees understand English…).

Having a knowledge of “survival French, Italian, and Spanish” would be a great plus to your travel experiences.

  Monaco, 2019