The international atmosphere of the French Riviera provides the backdrop for this program located in Cannes, France. Students live and study at the Collège International de Cannes. The Collège has a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea and is close to the beach. This location has inspired such painters as Matisse and Picasso and is near many important artistic and historic sites: Monaco is 40 minutes away by train; the Gorges of the Verdun Valley, the Roman monuments of Provence, the Alps and the medieval villages of Eze and la Turbie are nearby. One semester of college French or equivalent proficiency is required for this program. Upon arrival, program participants have several days of orientation and testing to determine their language placement level. All students take the Study Abroad Seminar course taught by the CSB/SJU faculty director and a French language class at their appropriate level. Those with sufficient language competence are allowed to enroll in advanced literature, political science and history courses taught in French. Others can select from social science and fine arts classes taught in English. Classes are small and students receive personal attention from instructors.