For this language adventure, lesson plans spill into the streets of Sainte Anne for real-world conversation and then on a catamaran for a French-speaking sail voyage.
On this academic adventure, formal language studies are interspersed with service work, and cultural exchange experiences. Take part in French West Indian culture, including traditional dance, music and cooking. Home stay with a local family in the seaside town of Saint Anne. Then, hop aboard a 50-foot catamaran and sail to Guadeloupe’s outer islands. Grow, not only as a person and French speaker, but also as a more globally aware individual. Conversations in French with people who want to hear what you have to say, raises your confidence to master the language and conquer anything you set out to do.
“I connected with people not through common pasts, but by new days and experiencing things outside of our element.” — Ema Bravman, Wilton, NH
Earn 3 college French credits through Lesley University. Behold the language and comprehension gained from learning French through cultural immersion and formal instruction.
Three French language college credits through Lesley University
20 hours of community service
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Community Service & College Credit
- 20 Hours
- 3 Credits
- Attend workshops in Creole cooking and West Indian music and dance
- Take a sea kayaking, surfing and sailing trip
- Perform community service with local youth groups
- Take a weeklong live-aboard sailing trip to nearby island
British Columbia Marine Mammal Ecology: Learn and work alongside marine scientists and researchers in the classroom and the ocean. Paddle alongside harbor seals, humpback whales, grey whales, Orcas and more! The beautiful B.C. coastline offers the perfect setting for studying these creatures in their natural habitats. >
- Experience Required
- 1 year of French Experience
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school Graduate
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago
- Ile des Saintes
- Macou Island
- Sainte Anne
- St. Francois