WHY THIS PROGRAM?

STRASBOURG WOW FACTORS

• EU Studies/Politics, Business, French Culture and Language
• Learn With Locals: take courses with French students
• Castle Living: Dorms are in a castle!

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• Personalization: Small class sizes
• Location: Perfect size for study abroad
• Courses: Strong academics, 3 different tracks

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in STRASBOURG

WHY WE PARTNER WITH EUROPEAN STUDY CENTER (ESC):

Athena and the ESC share a common goal with study abroad: keep it small, keep it quality. The ESC’s emphasis on personalization matches Athena’s mission perfectly.

HISTORY:

European by nature and international by design, the University of Strasbourg is a young university, founded on age-old tradition and has a world-wide reputation as one of Europe’s foremost research universities. Students enroll in one of three different academic tracks during their semester abroad.

EXPERIENCE:

Why live in the dorms when you can live in a castle? During the semester program, you can choose to live at the Château de Pourtalès, which is a 250-year-old castle nestled in a beautiful park near the EU institutions and Strasbourg city center.

TOP EUROPEAN PROGRAM

Strasbourg is the home to many important institutions, including the EU Parliament, Council of Europe and The Court of Human Rights. Students who study abroad in Strasbourg have some of the most influential institutions right at their doorstep.

COURSES

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

BUSINESS

40%

SOCIAL SCIENCES

40%

HUMANITIES

20%

ELIANA RAFAEL

Program Manager

Since she was a child, Eliana has been a part of a multicultural environment. She was born in Portugal and raised by her parents, who are from Angola, in France (Haute-Savoie and Alsace), and today she lives in Strasbourg.
Eliana will be happy to support you during your stay in Strasbourg. She will assist you with everyday life (social and cultural activities, university and scholarship duties, facing and adapting to the cultural differences…), in order to help you have an easier adjustment.
Eliana is fluent in Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Spanish, and English and has basic knowledge in German and Italian.

LEARN WITH LOCALS

For an even more immersive experience, take courses alongside French locals at the University of Strasbourg to complement your coursework at ESC.

COURSE QUESTIONS

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STUDENT LIFE

FIELD TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

The only thing that could make Strasbourg better are trips to explore the other gems that Europe has to offer. We include a field trip/excursion pack for students at no additional cost. The Strasbourg team will organize many optional evening and weekend activities in addition to these excursions that are included in your Athena package. Trips vary each term, but possible trips include:

Strasbourg, France:

  • Visit to the European Parliament
  • Visit to the Council of Europe
  • Visit to the EURO Institute

Brussels, Belgium and Verdun:

  • During your 3 day trip to Brussels, you will visit 3-4 European or international institutions – e.g. European Commission, Council of the European Union, SHAPE, US Mission and / or World Bank Group

Germany:

  • Visit to the German Central Bank in Frankfurt
  • Visit to the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt
  • Visit to the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in Karlsruhe

Cultural visits and social activities:

  • Audio tour of the Haut Koenigsbourg Castle (self guided)
  • Visit the former concentration camp Struthof
  • Day trip to the city of Heidelberg, Germany. Walking tour and visit to the famous Heidelberg Castle
  • Guided walking tour of Strasbourg
  • Admission to the Historical Museum in Strasbourg
  • Company visit, e.g. to an automobile company in Rastatt
  • Special seasonal party at the castle, depending on the semester: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.

HOUSING

  • You have the option to live in the Château de Pourtalès, homestay or student housing in the city.
  • You’ll stay in double-occupancy rooms; singles are available upon request for an additional fee (limited availability and cannot be guaranteed).
  • Shared cooking facilities are available to all students.
  • Complimentary yoga classes.
  • Complimentary breakfast every morning.

FUN FACT: CASTLE LIVING

The Château de Pourtalès has witnessed nearly 300 of the most compelling years in the history of Western Europe and graciously welcomed some of Europe's most notable nobility, diplomats, dignitaries, musicians, philosophers and poets.

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  Field trips are included (weather permitting), but when you have free time, you are able to do independent travel as well.

How many students are on the program?

A typical program will have anywhere from 8-30 students on the program.  This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.

What is the food like?

Very good!  You will have access to have traditional French dishes, as well as international foods.

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Strasbourg a 7 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!

Can I request to room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

How do I get to Strasbourg?

You will fly into Frankfurt International Airport, and from there you will travel to Strasbourg.

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

``I really appreciated the opportunity to travel within and beyond western Europe. This program gives me placement to experience many faces of European culture.``

RENEE VAN AMBURGH

Georgia State University

WHAT'S STRASBOURG REALLY LIKE?

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Strasbourg Like?

Strasbourg, which means “City of Roads,” is an exciting place for students to live and study abroad. The city where France and Germany merge together on the Rhine River is a diverse, modern, and multicultural city with centuries of history and culture.

One of Europe’s most fascinating cities, Strasbourg is home to the European Parliament, Council of Europe, and European Court of Human Rights, making it an important center for politics, government, and business.

It is also famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

CITY PERKS

Strasbourg is one of those moderately-sized cities that is ideal for study abroad – plenty to do, and a short commute to get anywhere… Centrally located in Europe, Strasbourg gives easy access to many of Europe’s great cities.

WEATHER

  • MILD TEMPERATURES: Strasbourg’s climate is classified as semi-continental, with warm, relatively sunny summers and cool, overcast winters.
  • WARMEST MONTH: The warmest month is August, with an average temperature range of 57-78 °F.
  • COLDEST MONTH: The coldest month is January, with an average temperature range of 0-32 °F.

MAP

DID YOU KNOW?

The Alsatian choucroute (sauerkraut) is protected by a Designation of Origin that protects a cultural and gastronomic heritage and a protected geographical indication which protects the name of the product in the EU.

DID YOU KNOW?

Built between 1176 and 1439, the Cathédrale Notre Dame is undoubtedly Strasbourg's finest architectural highlight. With a 142 metre tower is the highest cathedral tower in France.

MORE INFO ON STRASBOURG

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DATES & PRICES

FEE FREEZE

Athena’s “Fee Freeze” feature allows students to freeze the current published cost of the location and term of their desired study abroad program for up to 24 months!

DETAILS

SPRING 2019

6 January - End of April

TBD (LAST YEAR'S PRICE: $13,990)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2018
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SUMMER 2019

22 June - 25 July (5 week session)

TBD (LAST YEAR'S PRICE: $5,790)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2019
You will take 2 courses for 6 credits per term
Each session is 5 weeks.

FALL 2019

Late August - Mid December

TBD(LAST YEAR'S PRICE: $14,290)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2019
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTYES
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSBREAKFAST
  • FLIGHT NOT

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall
SUMMER: 5 weeks in May and June

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.5 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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