Nice Summer – Multiculturalism & Immigration in the Mediterranean


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Program Description


Why Nice?

There are many reasons why people from all over the world travel to Nice in the summer—the sunshine, the famous coastline, and the lively arts scene. Nice is an ideal location on the French Riviera, which is what also has attracted immigrants from a variety of countries and has made the region so wonderfully diverse.

What You'll Study

Designed for students who are interested in learning about the growing diversity of France, the Mediterranean basin, and Europe as a whole, our Multiculturalism & Immigration in the Mediterranean Program allows you to deepen your understanding of the immigrant migration in the region across several centuries of history. The program features a two-week trip to Marseille, France, and Rabat and Tangiers in Morocco, where you will expand upon your area studies courses in the actual field-based study of these highly diverse and multicultural regions of the Mediterranean basin.

Witness ethnic influences everywhere in Nice—see the Roman ruins on Cimiez Hill, walk the medieval cobblestone streets of Old Nice, visit the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Western Europe, breathe the sea air on the 2,600-year-old Port of Marseille, and taste regional Niçoise and Marseillaise fare, which is inspired by French, Spanish, North African, Arabic, and Italian cuisines.

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Nice, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the region. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.


You enroll in the following two courses for a total of 6 credits. Both courses will be taken at the IES Abroad Center and will continue during the course-related trips through France and Morocco.

A two-week study tour to Marseille and Rabat, Morocco is an integral part of the area studies courses and takes place during the fourth and fifth week of the program. All students participate in the trip to Marseille and Rabat.


This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.

  • Immigration and Multiculturalism in the Mediterranean from the 19th to 21st Century
  • A Transnational History of the Mediterranean and Its European Connections, 18th-21st Centuries

Field Trips & Events

Even though your adventure starts in Nice, our course-related trip takes you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country and beyond. The cost of this trip is included in the program fee.

Marseille & Rabat

2 Weeks | Summer

While in Marseille you will live in the center of the city within walking distance to the colorful Vieux Port, where ships have docked for more than 26 centuries. Regular class time will be supplemented with course-related trips such as the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, the Aubagne headquarters of the French Foreign Legion and historical tours of the city.

From Marseille, you will travel to Rabat, Morocco, a city that boasts a cosmopolitan mix of European Modernism and North African and Islamic tradition. Rabat is an ideal place to learn about the languages, cultures, and religions of North Africa within the francophone world. During your time in Rabat, you will live with a Moroccan homestay family to experience first-hand the culture, traditions and cuisine of this colorful city.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Nice is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.


The program begins with an orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Nice staff, your fellow students, and the city and culture of Nice. The orientation covers important topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety. You will also have time to partake in refresher language sessions, which will be offered at various levels.

CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the program with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.


We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Nice, it will feel like home.

Apartments - While in Nice and Marseille, you will live in centrally-located apartments. No meals are included.

Homestays - During the Rabat portion of the program, you will live with a Moroccan family and will be provided both breakfast and dinner.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in Nice through our cultural events, such as:

  • Visits to local art and history museums
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Architectural tours


Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Summer 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2020 $5,440 $1,725 $135 $7,300

Our Center

The IES Abroad Center is strategically located in the heart of Nice and near public transportation. Features include:

  • High-speed Internet
  • Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Student Lounge & Resource Room
  • Printer access
Last updated November 2019

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