- Improve your French through our Experiential Language Curriculum which integrates French language learning into all aspects of the experience. This allows students to take away more of the culture and also leave more behind. From community service to excursions and cultural events, language is given a new context. Practice communicating in French daily with native speakers.
- In the classroom, dynamic instructors will lead you in a language course designed to develop independence and confidence while communicating in French. You’ll also get to practice speaking and comprehension while interacting with friendly locals during community service. Experience a mix of French culture with a Creole twist.
- Support Guadeloupe’s local communities and precious ecosystem with environmental and educational service projects. Work on ecological-related service projects that play an important role in preserving the area’s natural heritage. Consider how global changes are affecting local communities, and how best to communicate and inform people about them, even when there’s a language barrier. Teach English to Guadeloupean children through a language exchange program.
- Part of the charm of Guadeloupe is that hardly anybody knows about it. Without a large international tourist presence, this French overseas territory sits pristinely in the Caribbean as home to diverse communities of European, Asian, African and indigenous descent. The atmosphere is heartfelt and colorful, with a French passion for cuisine and a Caribbean reverence for the surrounding natural environment.
- Guadeloupe is dotted with old forts and colonial homes. Enjoy these cultural sites and shop for handicrafts at a local markets which burst with color and activity.
- Participate in a traditional music workshop, experiencing the Afro-Caribbean beats that give Guadeloupe its special character.
- Explore the lush tropical forest, hike to a waterfall and snorkel off the island’s coast.
- On the 21-day Experience, you’ll spend more time exploring Guadeloupe’s dramatic landscapes and rich culture, and take a trip out to one of Guadeloupe’s most secluded islands to further your French immersion.
- Contribute 25 hours of community service.
- Embrace 25 hours of learning Spanish.
- Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1.
A typical Form and Flavors Experience:
- Home Base is located on the island of Basse Terre at a cozy hotel.
- Students will share rooms with roommates and have access to Western-style bathrooms.
- Meals will be served in a common area and typically consist of meats, rice, vegetables and fruit prepared Creole style.