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Diversity Abroad Guide to France

As one of the centrally located countries in Western Europe, and as home to rich history in the arts, it's not hard to understand why France, and specifically its capital city Paris, is one of the most popular study abroad destinations for students. Go for the Eiffel Tower and the Lourve, and stay to perfect your Francophone skills and to taste everything this culinary capital has to offer. No trip to France would be complete without seeing famous venues and landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. There is however, more to see than the City of Lights. The Loir valley is a region of France known for its great wine and chateaus. Southern France is home to some of the world’s most popular and beautiful beaches.

Staying Healthy & Safe in France

A couple of important links to help you stay healthly and secure while traveling to France:

Health & Saftey Information fof Travel to France

France Safety & Security Overview

Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarships to fund your study abroad experience. Here is a list of Diversity Abroad scholarships available for study in this country:

Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Scholarship
Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
Diversity Abroad & CISI Planning Scholarship

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Diversity Guide to France

Historically, France has seen great a dark periods in regards to race relations. It was one of the first European countries to abolish slavery, but also denied blacks citizenship. Paris, was particularly a place a refuge for black Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. Despite this, you will still experience occasional instances of discrimination. There are negative stereotypes similar to those in the US and significant Xenophobia, especially with the increasing number of immigrants from Africa. Cities like Paris however, are progressive and diverse enough so that you should not have any major issues.