ALTERNATIVE TO TOURISM
Institut Parisien de Langue et de Civilisation Fran$aise, 87 bd. de Grenelle, 75015 Paris (Â®01 40 56 09 53; www.institut-parisien.com). French language, fashion, culi nary arts, and cinema courses. Intensive language courses from â‚¬125-375 per week.
Eurocentres, 101 N. Union St., Ste. 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA (Â® 703-684- 1494; www.eurocentres.com) or in Europe, Head Office, Seestr. 247, CH-8038 Zurich, Switzerland (Â® 41 1 485 50 40; fax 481 61 24). Language programs for beginning to advanced students with homestays in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Language Immersion Institute, 75 South Manheim Blvd., SUNY-New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA (Â® 845-257-3500; www.newpaltz.edu/lii). 2-week summer language courses and some longer overseas courses in France, Italy, and Spain. Program fees are around US$1000 for a 2-week course.
LanguagesPLUS, 413 Ontario St., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2V9, Canada (US 3888-526- 4758; international 416-925-7117; www.languagesplus.com), runs 2-to 12-week pro grams in Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. 18+. US$350-3000; includes tuition and accommodations with host families or apartments.
University of Vienna Language Center, Alser Str. 23/12, A-1080 Vienna (Â®42 77 18 277; www.univie.ac.at/wihok). Offers German courses for beginners and advanced stu dents, as well as lectures on German and Austrian culture. Tuition for a 5-week summer course â‚¬280. Longer courses (trimesters and semesters) also offered.
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