Study Abroad in Toulouse

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Explore Toulouse, France

The fourth largest city in France is also home to the European aerospace industry and one of the oldest universities on the continent. Yet the charm of the Old Quarter continues to lure students and scientists with its distinctive rose-tinted architecture.

Study abroad students in Toulouse taking a picture in front of a castle
Study abroad students in Toulouse taking a picture in front of a Ferris wheel

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Toulouse, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Overnight study tours exploring  the Mediterranean coast, the Pyrenees or Lot region
  • Visits to the medieval city of Carcassonne or the city of Albi
  • Hikes in the Pyrenees or visits to an organic farm in the Ariège department
  • Cheese tastings, cuisine workshops, or professional rugby games
Study abroad students in Toulouse in front of castle

Where Students Study

CIEE Toulouse
CIEE Toulouse is located in the historic district, right in the middle of the vibrant city center, close to all the main commercial facilities and cultural sites.

Toulouse Business School (TBS)
Founded in 1903, TBS is one of a select group of business schools that have earned all three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. It’s also placed among the top 20 in the Financial Times’ ranking of the best master’s in management in Europe and was rated number one in the SMBG ranking of the best bachelor’s in management and business management.

L’institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT)
ICT is an academic and research center that continues the legacy of Toulouse’s Medieval University, founded in 1229. ICT focuses on individual attention for international students and offers some courses in English and a large variety in French.

Study abroad students about to take a rowing class in Toulouse

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Toulouse, students can volunteer at a food bank, women’s shelter, primary or secondary school, or local independent movie theater; tutor children after school; or work on an organic farm. In addition, students can immerse themselves in the French work environment and build business skills with an internship.

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What People are Saying

  • "I loved the program. They helped me transition well. I enjoyed the activities planned."

    Yerika D., Babson College