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University of West Florida - The Village Program




September 3 to December 1

Degree Level


Subject Areas

  • Art History
  • Communications
  • French
  • History
  • Literature
  • Psychology

Cost in US$:

Program Fee of USD 10,499. Estimated additional costs for Health and Accident Insurance (USD 102), roundtrip airfare (USD 1200 average), books (USD 200) and meals and personal expenses not included in the program fee (USD 2000).

Program Fees Include:

Fixed Cost of The Village: USD 10,499

This is the portion of your total outlay for The Village that is constant for every student. Budgeting or cutting corners here is not possible, as this is a fixed cost for every one. Fixed Costs Include:

Program deposit
Tuition for up to 18 hours at the UNviersty of West Florida
Roundtrip courtesy transfer from CDG airport to Pontlevoy at scheduled times that can accommodate most travelers. (If you do not travel on our recommended travel days, you will need to arrange your own transfer to and from Pontlevoy)
Dormitory housing in the historic Abbey of Pontlevoy
Lunch 4-5 times/week, depending on our scheduled, in Pontlevoy at Cafe le Commerce
One group dinner each week in Pontlevoy
Use of the Abbey kitchen and dining room
Laundry on the floor, Pontlevoy
WiFi in the WiFi salon of The Abbey and in our JOURNEY hostelsOvernight excursion to Tours in conjunction with The Village Lab
Train transfer to Paris for ParisWEEK with the group
Hostel dormitory housing in Paris during ParisWEEK
Train or flight as needed for JourneyCOURSE transportation with the class
Hostel dormitory housing during JourneyCOURSE
Breakfast some mornings while on JOURNEY
Roundtrip weekend transport to one of our local train stations, at scheduled times that work with our faculty and staff drivers’ availability.
Required museum visits
Required excursions

Experience Required


    The Village requires students to have completed one year of university-level study after high school. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a post-secondary institution.

This Program is open to

American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

The Henry Douglas Mackaman Scholarship is an option for participants in the Village Program.
The Henry Mackaman award has been established to honor and remember the life of Henry Mackaman. Henry was a musician and writer who graduated posthumously from the University of Wisconsin Madison with dual degrees in Economics and English/Creative Writing after just three years of study. Henry studied abroad and called the experience one of the best of his life. He died on 10 April 2013 from an attack of spinal meningitis. He was 21.

HDM awards vary according to the program you’re planning to study on, with The Catalyst awards ranging from USD 250—USD 1000 and The Village Awards ranging from USD 500—USD 2000. Applications must be postmarked no later than 11 March for students of The Catalyst and 1 May for students on The VIllage.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 to 3 weeks