Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Study Abroad in France

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Summer in Cordoba 2006


Flower market in Tours, France


Université François-Rabelais, situated on the Loire river, has an enrollment of about 22,000, among which 1,900 are foreign students, giving it excellent diversity. It is a center for studies in the natural sciences, social sciences and engineering, law and business, and an important center in the humanities, languages and art, including the Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance founded in 1956.

Tours, France

One hour away from Paris by train, Tours possesses an exceptional situation in the heart of the Loire Valley area. The Tours area, which boasts many beautiful castles, was praised by great French writers such as Balzac, Ronsard and Rabelais.

Travel in France

The exchange with the Université François-Rabelais is open to all full-time ECU students who may enroll in any courses in any department subject to approval. Those with language proficiency adequate to enroll in regular courses (taught in French) at the university will be regarded as exchange students and are eligible to pay tuition and fees directly to ECU at ECU rates. Those without enough French to pass a proficiency exam may enroll in the French Language Institute for Foreign Students (CUEFEE). However such students will not be regarded as exchange students and will pay tuition and fees directly to the CUEFEE. Further details and application forms are available at the ECU Office of International Affairs.

In the Department of Foreign Languages --




Dr. Frédéric Fladenmuller
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
3307 Bate Building
East Carolina University
(252) 328-6043  ·


These are only the programs in countries of special interest to our department. There is much more information and many more opportunities on study abroad to be found at the

ECU Office of International Affairs

International House
306 E. Ninth Street
(252) 328-4829

ECU has "student swap" agreements with: Australia, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Finland, France, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Through ECU's contracts with the following organizations, exchanges can be arranged all over the world, including many (ISEP and ECU direct exchanges) at ECU tuition rates

Study Abroad programs of other UNC campuses:


There is also information at the International Affairs site on the many scholarships available.