Texas Gulf Coast

International Education Consortium

This program is offered by The Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium.

The Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium is made up of 8 partner institutions that work together to offer Study Abroad opportunities to students across the Texas Gulf Coast.

 

These programs are academic credit distance learning classes with a short-term study-abroad component. Students can earn credit in History, English, Psychology, Environmental Science, Business/Economics, Government and more.

TGCIE Member Colleges

Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Phone: 281.290.2886

Professor Douglas Alvarez

1200 Amburn Rd.

LRC 225-A
Texas City, TX 77591

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Day 5: London | Paris

Travel to Paris: Board a Eurostar train and travel to the City of Light.

Latin Quarter: On your walking tour, head to the Latin Quarter, named because the language was once commonly spoken by the Sorbonne students who populated the area.

Notre-Dame Cathedral: Admire Notre-Dame’s sculptured façade, stained-glass rose windows, and seemingly weightless vaulted ceilings.

Seine River cruise: Enjoy a scenic view of Paris as you sail along the iconic Seine River.

 

Day 6: Paris | Versailles

Sightseeing tour of Paris: Ride down the famous Champs-Élysées, an elegant boulevard packed with high-fashion boutiques. Pass the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe, and strike a pose in front of the Eiffel Tower. Your guide will share insight into Parisian culture and stories of the city’s military history when you continue past Hôtel des Invalides.

Sightseeing tour of Versailles: Nobody does decadence like Louis XIV, and there’s no better testament to this than Versailles. At this lavish estate, explore the State Apartments and the magni cent Hall of Mirrors. Walk through the meticulously landscaped gardens and marvel at dozens of ornate fountains. Louis XIV hosted his royal court here to rein in their power and prevent their political rise.

Free time in Paris: Head back to Paris, where you’ll spend the night. Take the rest of the evening to enjoy the city however you see t.

 

Day 7: Paris

 

Louvre: After you enter the museum through I. M. Pei’s glass pyramid, you’ll discover the Greek, Roman, and Asian antiquities, as well as precious objects from the Middle Ages, that await inside. The Louvre’s massive halls are home to more than 35,000 objects; among them is Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. Get an up-close look at her beguiling smile.

 

Free time: Spend an afternoon exploring what Paris has to offer.

 

Walking tour of Montmarte: Explore this charming area, which was once home to several famous 20th-century artists. As you climb the winding streets, you might notice performers or sketch artists entertaining crowds. At the top of the hill, marvel at the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur.

Dinner: Tonight, enjoy dinner with your group in Montmarte.

 

Day 8: Paris | Amsterdam 

Travel to Amsterdam: Board a Eurostar train and travel to the Amsterdam.