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France Program

With Lewis & Clark sponsorship, this non-profit international education association operates a program site in Strasbourg, France. All students are registered at the University of Strasbourg. Most participants take some courses at the corresponding Center for French Studies for Foreigners. In each case, this is an institute of the public university located on the main campus. In addition, local faculty or staff offer seminar classes each semester (such as: European Union; French Writing Workshop & Provincial Village Study; Arts & Ideas).


Strasbourg Study Center

Lewis & Clark College in France
33, rue de Zurich

An office is maintained in the city-centre, a ten minute walk from the main campus. Students have access to most institutes of the University of Strasbourg, primarily at Université March Bloch (Humanities), which is also home to the International Institute for French Studies. Course offerings are also available with the Political Science Institute of Université Robert Schuman.

Program Goals

Our aim is to facilitate individualised integrative learning for each participant, emphasising language and culture through a vigorous academic program-of-study, encouraging community involvement, family stays, and internships or interdisciplinary projects. In this way, we will educate for increased critical perspective, educate to develop self-awareness and educate to see greater reserves of intellectual and moral courage.

A Semester Portfolio is required of all students, which will provide documentation from both course work and non-curricular learning, including writing on topics that will demonstrate increased reflection. Internships are available for capable, dedicated and qualified students. A few examples:

Strasbourg Center
  • Parliament of the European Union
  • European Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe
  • International Institute of Human Rights
  • Catholic Charities


The comprehensive fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing (family stay or dorm)
  • All meals, laundry
  • Excursions - 2 per semester in Alsace and Lorraine regions
  • 4-day study trip to Paris
  • on-site orientation
  • fall pre-semester credited course
  • airport reception
  • Program tutorial course or individual interdisciplinary project
  • cultural events, such as: guided tours of cathedrals, museums, Council of Europe, concerts, theater, opera
  • group meals
  • monthly bus pass if student does not live in city center
  • on-site directors

The comprehensive fee does not include:

  • transatlantic airfare
  • student health insurance (can be provided for additional fee)
  • personal travel
  • books

France Program

Contact Us

  • email

    voice 011-333 88 37 31 81 fax 011-333 83 30 01 64

    Administrative Director Bethany K. Zehr
    Academic Director Ronald D. Lyndaker


    Strasbourg Center
    Lewis & Clark College in France
    33, rue de Zürich
    67000 Strasbourg