This is the 20th year of the University of Toronto summer program in Tours, France, and the first year that it will be offered virtually. More than 1800 students have participated since 2002. The program is designed for students who wish to immerse themselves in the study of French culture.
The University of Toronto will offer a French culture course (FCS369Y0 The Culture of Touraine) focusing on Tours, France.This course explores the beneficial influence of Italian culture on French Touraine during the peak of its development in the Loire region. It is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate enrolment.
In addition to daily lectures and virtual classroom discussions, the course will feature some of the following activities (subject to change)
– Virtual visit of the royal fortress of Chinon
– Virtual treasure hunt in the castle of Chambord
– Virtual guided tour of Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci’s home
– Virtual tour of the gardens of Villandry