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College Participating in Study Abroad to France


Surry Community College is partnering with Davidson-Davie Community College to provide an opportunity to study abroad in Bordeaux, France, in Summer 2022.

The trip will take place from June 11-25. Students will take HUM-180 through Davidson-Davie for either curriculum or continuing education credit, and the trip will be led by Suzanne LaVenture, Director of International Education at Davidson-Davie Community College.

Students from North Carolina will be paired with University of Bordeaux students to complete a two-part project. Together, they will build a cell phone charger and then market the product. The trip is open to students of a variety of disciplines and no technical skills are required. While abroad, students will live in apartments and have a bit of free time on the weekends.

There has been a $1,500 scholarship secured for one student by grant money and funding from Surry Community College. The total remaining cost of the program is $1,800 plus spending money. Students who are eligible for the Pell Grant, and by extension the Gilman Scholarship, can possibly attend for no cost.

Bordeaux is located in the southwest of France, close to the European Atlantic coast. It’s well-known for its wine, vineyards, and castles. Bordeaux is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich history, culture, and architectural beauty.

Students interested in applying should fill out the form at There is a firm application deadline of Nov. 15. For further information about the program, please contact Sarah Wright at (336) 386-3439 or

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