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Tours and Field Studies for Pau, France

Due to the current world health situation, all optional tours and field studies have been cancelled during Fall 2020. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information.

USAC strongly encourages everyone to participate on the tour; however, it is optional and has an additional fee. Deepen your academic experience by turning the tour into a one-credit field study by completing additional academic requirements, keeping a journal, and engaging in discussions of the sites visited to better understand their historical and cultural contexts. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

Paris/Loire Valley Tour

Students on the group flight will be met at the airport in Paris and taken to the hotel. The Resident Director accompanies the group on the tour. The stay in Paris will be busy and will include visits to great Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Opera House, Sainte-Chapelle, Musée d'Orsay and much more. While in Paris, you will stay in a centrally-located hotel. Bring walking shoes!

The tour varies slightly depending on the term. The fall tour includes three nights in Paris and a bus trip to Pau with an overnight stop in the beautiful Loire Valley to visit one of the world-famous Renaissance Loire castles. In the spring, the tour includes three nights in Paris and a train trip to Pau. In the summer, the tour includes four nights in Paris with one-way or round-trip transportation depending on your session.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | French


APUAF--Association des Programmes Universitaires Américains en France

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