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France May 2022

COR 275 Dr. Elisée Ouoba

  • $1,400 for those with full CCS benefit
  • $2,800 for those with half CCS benefit
  • $4,200 for those with no CCS benefit

Marvel at the extraordinary beauty, historical depth and cultural richness. While based in Paris, we will also visit palaces, cathedrals and battlefields in northern and central France.

Learning-intensive activities may include:


See the layers of history in Paris, from ancient Roman ruins to the latest examples of postmodern architecture. Stroll the narrow, crooked medieval streets of old Paris and visit the Gothic churches more than 1,000 years old. Visit the immense Palace of Versailles, home of the absolute kings of France.


Attend Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral and learn the impact of the Catholic Church on French history and culture. Meet evangelical Christians and discuss with them the position of the Protestant minority in France. Visit the exquisite mosque where increasing numbers of Muslims in Paris worship.


Visit the magnificent and ethnically diverse Riviera in the south of France. Understand how immigrants are profoundly affecting French culture.

Other Highlights May Include:

  • Experience the awe-inspiring D-Day beaches of Normandy and the world War II American cemetery.
  • Explore the glories of the Louvre, the greatest art museum in the world.
  • Visit the city of Strasbourg on the German border and the Orsay Museum with its great collection of Impressionist art.
  • Relive the ‘Belle Epoque’ of late nineteenth-century Paris by wandering the steep butte of Montmartre.

In France, I learned a lot about myself, my view of humanity and my perception of God’s love for me and the rest of the world. I realize that there is more to the world than America and that other people are not different than me. I am not alone in the world and my need for God is not alone in the world, either. I felt at home and fell in love with the country and the people.

Melannie Allen

I am sure I will realize how much this program affected me more and more as time goes on. Almost every day, I find myself saying something like this: ‘Well, in Europe, they do things this way.’ I think I am to the point where my family and friends may be tired of hearing it, but a three-week immersion in another culture will revolutionize preconceptions and world views. It is my heartfelt desire that this experience will never die within me. I hope I will continue to find new ways to apply these lessons to my own life and perhaps help benefit the lives of others as well.

Ben Gulker
Summer view of white crosses at American cemetery in Normandy, France.

Travel Information

Departure Dates

The France experience will begin sometime mid-May and return in early June. Students should not make irreversible plans until their departure date is confirmed by the CCS office in February 2022.

Health & Safety

This experience, like all CCS experiences, is subject to political and safety realities at the time of departure. CCS options can be physically and emotionally intense and stretching. Before enrolling, all participants should consult the disclosures on Physical Hardships of CCS.

Passports and immunizations required (both at additional cost).

Trip Costs

CCS May program costs do not include summer school tuition charges. Participants who are full-time students at SAU both fall and spring semesters 2021–2022 are encouraged to consider NOT taking a class for interim (January 2022), as the available January credits may then be applied to the summer school tuition charges of a May or Summer 2022 CCS. Tuition and program costs are separate monies.

CCS program costs do not include: tuition, passport, immunizations, or the $150 study abroad fee. The study abroad fee provides the basic international ID, insurance, travel photos and support services.