All new Centenary College of Louisiana students enrolling for the fall 2014 semester will begin their college experience in Paris, the school announced Thursday.
The initiative is called Centenary in Paris, and according to a news release, is part of the school’s new “immersive study” program where students will spend between eight and 10 days in France.
By sending the entire freshman class overseas, Centenary believes their program is the first of its kind in the nation.
William Arceneaux, president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, or CODOFIL, called the program “formidable.”
“This unprecedented decision to send the entire freshman class to Paris will place the college in the international spotlight and result in bringing much-needed attention to Louisiana and its efforts to promote its French language heritage.”
Visit www.centenary.edu/paris for more information.
Founded in 1825, Centenary College in Shreveport, is a residential liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church.