From your semester’s start in France to its end in Spain, The Village will teach you how to master the dynamics of global travel and discovery. So that what you learn in your courses relates to how you meet the European neighborhood that’s surrounding you. And how you meet the Europeans who will be with you as neighbors on your journey. There’s the thin and fast way to travel, and ultimately this kind of travel is mostly a vacation. The Village shows you a different way. One where you seek to find integration with the places you go and the people you meet. And also find inside yourself new ways of seeing the world and feeling confident and competent in it. The start you make in a tiny town in France’s Loire Valley will seem remote indeed to what you’ve achieved by the time you’ve gone onto Paris, London and Barcelona. And yet that start–when you recall it carefully at the end of The Village–will also have been exactly the preparation you’ll be thankful to have had for the civilized and global way you went on to live the rest of your journey.