Study abroad with Savannah College of Art and Design in Lacoste, France and be immersed in the culture of Provence. Lacoste is known by artists for it's vibrant lighting and beautiful setting. SCAD's Lacoste facilities are modern, yet set in this medieval town. Students can visit with traveling artists, and see museums and various sites in the area for a great source of creativity. Check out the SCAD website right now for more specifics (Psst...the SCAD Lacoste Facebook page is also a great way to reach out to staff and former students!)
Why did you choose SCAD for your study abroad experience?
Darcy: I've always wanted to travel and have been going to SCAD for three years now. When the chance to apply came along, I just couldn't pass it up! I've never been anywhere besides America's east cost, so this felt like the best decision. I was given hands-on experience with my classes and was able to talk to my professors on a new, more intimate level. The whole trip has changed my view of the world and makes me want to embrace what it has to offer. I really don't think it would be possible to have an experience as good as this anywhere else or with any other provider.
What experience was more unique and special with SCAD in France?
Darcy: We were able to live in a medieval village, where the students outnumbered the residents! The language barriers hardly ever caused any problems though - if anything, interacting with the locals in such a unique way allowed for new avenues for learning the French language (especially because I was able to use it daily!). However, a few key phrases can get you through your study abroad experience there, as the time spent is relatively short. It's always a good idea to challenge yourself though!
What advice can you offer future students wanting to study-in-France?
Darcy: Be polite, give French an honest try, and you will be surprised by how helpful and friendly the French people can be. During my eight week stay in the south of France, I learned more than I could have imagined and my language skills improved leaps and bounds. Spending a week in Paris, absorbing the culture and exploring the sights was a perfect cap to my French study abroad experience. That being said, I would recommend students "visit" Paris and "study" elsewhere - there's just so much to see in France!
About the provider
The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) invites students to come study abroad at various locations around the world to gain a global perspective and a new source of inspiration. SCAD's off campus programs are geared towards enhancing student's educational experiences while earning credit towards their degrees. Some recent destinations include Australia, China, Dubai, Italy, Japan, London, Los Angeles and New York City. Check out the listings and reviews below, or consult the SCAD website for further details!