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  • Locations: Tours, France
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Hollins applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Eligible majors: All majors Class eligibility: first-year, junior, senior, sophomore
Language of instruction: French Click here for a definition of this term Language assessment required: Yes
Academic Focus: French Housing: Homestays
On-site orientation: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Supplemental application required: Yes
Program Description:

January Term in Tours, France


Each January, Hollins offers the option of a three-week intensive French language experience at the Institut de Touraine. Students at any level of French, including beginners, may enroll. Students accepted to the program must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate.

The Institut de Touraine is affiliated with l'Université de Tours and is located in Tours, a charming city in the Loire Valley. Classes meet for about 20 hours per week, and the Institut organizes various walking tours during the month to introduce you to the city and also plans a bus tour to some of the chateaux in the area. There is a small fee for the bus tour; the walking tours are free.


J-Term 2022 Calendar

  • Sun. or Monday, Jan 2 or 3 January - Arrive in Paris, travel to Tours
  • Tues, 4 January - Classes begin
  • Fri., 21 January - Classes end
  • Please check this page for updates, including a more detailed calendar.

Cost and Transportation

The cost for the program is approximately $2,300 and includes:
  • Institut de Touraine fees for tuition and housing 
  • Breakfasts and dinners, Monday through Friday
  • Extracurricular activities (past examples include a cooking lesson, wine tasting, etc)
Note: The program cost does not include transatlantic transportation, additional meals outside the homestay, or any personal travel or expenses. Hollins students are billed for this program with their spring term bill, which is issued on December 1 and is due on January 1. 




Transatlantic Transportation

Participants make their own round-trip travel arrangements to Paris. You should book a flight that leaves on the afternoon or evening prior to the arrival date listed above and which arrives the morning of the specified arrival date. As this is a holiday period, we recommend that you book your flight as early as possible. 



This program is currently not accepting applications.