Program Summary & Location
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has partnered with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to offer students the opportunity to study French language and culture in Pau,
France. The program is located at the University of Pau, situated about a mile and a half from the center of town. It features libraries, two dining halls, a café, several residence halls, and a variety of sports facilities. The university buildings all are relatively new and are much like those at U.S. colleges. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in the areas of humanities, sciences, polytechnic and business. The campus is well connected to the city by three bus lines. To learn more, visit the USAC site
Pau is located in the Béarn region in southwestern France and is a picturesque city of 100,000. It offers spectacular scenery, a temperate climate all year long, and a fantastic location near both the Pyrénées mountains and the Atlantic coast-- and only an hour away from Spain!
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button that pertains to the term you want to go abroad:
Academics - France: Pau Semester/Year Academics - France: Pau Summer
New, starting summer 2018, NO French language is needed to participate on the summer or semester programs!
USAC provides an onsite resident director and staff to assist all students in the transition to studying in Pau. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button:
Support - France: Pau (USAC)
While on this program, students will have some field trips built into the program cost and some optional field trips/study tours for a very affordable rate. To see what field trips/study tours might be offered, visit USAC's site
Housing & Meals
You have two housing options in Pau: home-stays with a French family/host or university residence halls. Most USAC students opt to stay in homes. You will have an individual room, breakfast daily and two dinners each week. You may have your other meals at the university or make arrangements with your host to eat more often with them.
The residence halls are located on campus. No meals are included under residence halls option. However, you can eat on campus or prepare simple meals in your room. For all students, the university restaurant provides a wide range of food options for a modest cost (~3 euros/meal).
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 Spring 2019
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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