Euromed Program

Multicultural program based on Euro-Mediterranean studies

French and Arabic language, Euro-mediterranean study and Service-Learning

The program objective is to expand participant's horizons while discovering French and Mediterranean cultures.
The study of cross-cultural influences allows a better understanding of the links uniting European and Mediterranean countries.

78 days in France, 6 days in Morocco (optional)

Enjoy a 6-day trip to Morocco, explore the highlights of the country and discover its culture. The trip will take you to Meknes, its medina and numerous historical buildings, and also Fes, Volubilis, and other major cultural landmarks.

French language course

Development of French language skills through interactive on-going communication related to participants' level of competence with highly. qualified teachers

This program includes a French language course and a service learning project supplemented by lectures on French Institutions and culture.

Arabic language course

A hands-on approach to the Arabic language targetted at beginners, that will enable participants to communicate in simple situations.

Service-Learning

French Institutions course
The Institutions course is taught in English or French depending on participants language competence. It deals with the major issues at stake in French society and the way they are met by institutions and associations. It complements students volunteer activities, linking traditional learning and experimentation.
Topics:
  • An image of France
  • Healtcare system
  • Work
  • The governement
  • Europe
  • Immigration
  • Women in french society
  • Justice
  • Ethics
  • Ecology
  • Medias

Community service

The community service activities are organized according to the requests of the participating students, their abilities and expectations. They can choose from a wide variety of placements: education institutions, health care, humanitarian, cultural or environment centers.
Partner associations provide services to disavantaged children, the elderly, and the handicapped, including visits, tutoring, arts and recreation, and other activities on site.

Volunteer Passport

Participants receive a volunteer passport when completing their placement: a link between the volunteer and the association or service agency.
  • The passport keeps track of the volunteer’s activities
  • It provides details about the volunteer’s achievements
  • It describes and enhances the skills developed while volunteering
  • It can be used as evidence for validation of experiential learning

Euro-Mediterranean study

This course focuses on cross-cultural relations between Europe and neighbouring countries.

Topics:
  • Geographical and historical aspects
  • Geopolitics of the European Union
  • The European Union and the Mediterranean world
  • Europe and its borders
  • Relations between Europe and the Maghreb and Mashriq
  • Socio-cultural aspects

Requirements
  • Language level: none
  • Age: minimum 16

You must be in good academic standing in order to apply and applications are welcome from students in all majors.

NO VISA REQUIRED

The program includes

  • Registration
  • French Institutions course & community service (45 hrs)
  • French language course (45 hrs)
  • Arabic language course (45 hrs)
  • Homestay including half board (room, breakfast & dinner)
  • Excursions and guided visits
  • Orientation and Montpellier city guided visit
  • Administration & insurance coverage
            Housing
            Participants live with host families. Housing arrangements are organized by the staff of the IMLS. Other types of housing are available on request.
            Support services
            On-site support for the program is organized by the IMLS. This includes arranging pick-up upon arrival in Montpellier, host family housing, access to internet services, excursions, supervision of community service activities, and general support. 
            At the start of the program, on-site orientation with presentation of volunteering activities. 
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