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French West Indies Language & Culture 

In Guadeloupe, lesson plans unfold on the streets of Sainte Anne, in the creole homes of Le Moule and across the Caribbean Sea. 

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On this French speaking journey, 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. Homestay with a local familes in the bustling town of Saint Anne and the seaside village of La Moule. Then, hop aboard and set sail to Guadeloupe’s outer islands. Become a more globally aware individual as you increase your french language skills. Conversations in French with people who want to hear what you have to say raise your confidence to master the language and conquer anything you set out to do. 

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“I improved my French a lot while I was here and I learned a ton about about other cultural activities. This experience gave me a new perspective on life and taught me to keep an open mind.” — Sophie Rodosky, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Earn 3 college French language credits through Lesley University
  • Attend workshops in Creole cooking and West Indian music and dance
  • Take a sea kayaking, surfing and sailing trip
  • Interact with two homestay families and get a feel for local life in diverse communities
  • Perform community service with local youth groups
  • Sail to a nearby historical island and catch a glimpse of "la vie d'antan"

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

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Costs & Dates

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  • College
Community Service & Academics
  • 10 Hours
  • 3 Credits
  • Locations
  • Bas-du-Fort
  • Basse-Terre
  • Ile des Saintes
  • Le Moule
  • Macou Island
  • St. Francois

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