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  • Locations: Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: May Term
  • Restrictions: MU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the unique richness of French culture through the examination of the distinct influences of Alsatian, French, and European identity evident today in Alsace. We will spend the majority of our time in Strasbourg and its surrounding region. Located on the German border, Strasbourg is sometimes referred to as the “capital of Europe” as it houses several European institutions. Our itinerary includes a lengthy homestay, identity in France, a service project, a cooking class, and a varied schedule of cultural and historical visits. Students will have sufficient time to explore Strasbourg and conclude the course with three days in Paris.

 Bridge St Etienne Strasbourg
Estimated Course Fee: $4200

Faculty Biography:
Professor Heather Dravk (BA Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; MA University of Northern Iowa) has been sharing her passion of French language and culture to students of all ages for more than 20 years. She has taught at Messiah College since 2006. Professor Dravk has extensive experience studying and travelling throughout France for both short-term and extended periods of time. She continues to examine the cultural and social anthropology of 20th and 21st century France as well as the evolution of the French language. Professor Dravk looks forward to guiding students through their own exploration of a culture that is so rich and unique.

Professor Robin Lauermann (BA, MA, PhD University at Buffalo) has worked to empower students, educators and citizens for over 20 years, teaching and administrating at Messiah College since 2002.  Dr. Lauermann has a background in American Politics (emphasis in institutions, political behavior and policy) and Comparative Politics  (Europe, Latin America, political change, institutions and behavior), with specific emphasis on citizenship and representation.  She deeply values the impact of culture on individuals and the larger political systems, and looks forward to sharing the same with her students.

Other Information:
France Cross Cultural syllabus 2021.pdf


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