France: Tours (June - July)

Accommodation and Meals

Institut de Touraine Residence Accommodation 
Student residences are located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Tours, near the Botanical Gardens and the Université François Rabelais, and are approximately a 20 minute walk from the Institut de Touraine. Each student will have their own small single studio apartment, with mailbox, intercom, private washroom and small kitchenette (with cutlery, plates and cooking utensils). The buildings will also house other non- U of T students. 


Group Flight

There is no group flight for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. However, a group bus will be available to transport students from the airport in Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to the residence in Tours, and back at the end of the program. Students will be informed of the bus departure time closer to the start of the program. Students who choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the program dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the extra day(s).


Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order for them to enter France as visitors. Information on the entry requirements is available by visiting the Global Affairs Canada website. Please note that most governments have implemented special entry and exit restrictions and requirements for their territory due to COVID-19.

Information on visitor entry requirements is also available from the Consulate General of France at

NOTE: International students who need to apply for a short-stay visa should apply for it in Toronto. Students can request a letter of support to assist with their visa application by emailing AFTER all of their program fees have been paid to the Summer Abroad office.

Health and Safety

All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online Safety Abroad Workshop, which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also required to attend the online France Pre-departure Orientation in May (details TBA).