Institut d'Etudes Francaises de Touraine

Our Mission: Institut de Touraine has been teaching French language and culture to generations of young and adult students and French teachers since 1912. This long-standing tradition of study in Touraine is above all a shared history. In the space of a century, several generations of teachers have taught more than 200,000 students over periods of several weeks, months or a whole year. All that represents countless memories, shared joys and new experiences. Beyond the quality of our programs, total immersion in French society is always a tremendous way of accelerating the learning process. The Institute, a multinational and multicultural establishment open all year round, has the good fortune to be able to welcome students from over 80 countries every year. This unique environment lets everyone interact and discover a shared language: French. "Half the world ignores how the other half lives". This famous saying of François Rabelais (1483-1553), the great writer and native of Touraine, is still topical - a paradox, since the development of means of communication and international exchanges should on the contrary help us better understand other cultures. At Institut de Touraine, we do our utmost day after day, with the benevolent complicity of the students, to give the lie to François Rabelais. We look forward to welcoming you here !

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Please Note: Drury students receive a 10% tuition reduction from IEFT. To participate in an IEFT Study Abroad program, students would have to take a leave of absence from Drury and scholarships and financial aid from Drury would not apply.