July 7 - August 3, 2010
L’Académie de France is an academic program for students in grades 9-12 held in the Lycée Notre Dame de la Merci, a boarding school in the historic heart of Montpellier, France. There are around twenty courses available, including courses in English, such as Creative Writing, International Law, and Medical Science, and in French, such as French Language, L’Art et la ville, and Histoires et culture françaises.
The international faculty includes scholars and academics, as well as creative professionals – artists, photographers, and writers – from the local area and elsewhere. Together with program administrators, including Program Deans and Activities Directors, students enjoy a daily schedule that combines intellectual and curricular adventure, cultural enrichment, field trips, activities and sports – all in a safe, supervised environment. At the end of the program, students have the opportunity to stay in Paris, France, to complement their time in England.