Photography by Dominique Tronché-Macaire
A group of Webster students traveled to Nice, France during Spring Break this March as part of a hybrid online class (ILC2000: Nice, France: Regional Identities).
Nice is the largest city in Côte d’Azur, also known as the Riviera. Côte d’Azur is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.
Nice is an example of French regionalism, with its strong Italian influence and its beautiful setting. It is located by the Mediterranean with the Alps as a backdrop.
The goal of the trip was to explore regional differences in France (accents, cultural history and geography) with a particular focus on the culture of food.
The online class was six weeks long prior to the trip. Students stayed with French host families in Nice.
These families provided exposure to the French language, which was a central purpose of the course.
This course will be offered again in Spring 2016.