Saint Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 12,000 students on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University is the place where knowledge touches lives.
The St. Louis campus has been the site of the central administration since 1888, when the Jesuits moved the University from its original downtown campus. Several colleges and schools make up the University campus as well as the Medical Center.
The Madrid campus was established in 1969. The first freestanding campus operated by an American University in Europe, this campus is recognized by Spain's higher education authority as an official foreign university, the first U.S. institution to hold this endorsement.
France is a country located in Western Europe. Clockwise from the north, France borders Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the south-east and Spain to the south-west, across the Pyrenees mountain range (the small country of Andorra lies in between the two countries). The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of France, with the Principality of Monaco forming a small enclave. To the west, France has a long Atlantic Ocean coastline, while to the north lies the English Channel, across which lies the last of France's neighbours, England (part of the United Kingdom).
France is the world's most popular tourist destination (78 million in 2006) boasting dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, Côte d'Azur (the French Riviera), The Atlantic beaches, The winter sport resorts of the Alps, The Castles of Loire Valley, Brittany: Mont Saint Michel. The country is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
Cultural experience & sake tasting
Enjoy a guided tour of the original head store of the Horino Memorial Museum, experience the tea ceremony in a Japanese style room, and savour the taste of sake and Japanese snacks at the store house café corner.
Location: Kyoto City (Horino Memorial Museum)
Experience Amazing Powder Snow!
Chilly winds from Siberia translate to heaps of quality powder snow being dumped on Hokkaido from November to April. The Tohoku, Joetsu and Shin’etsu areas on Honshu also receive consistent high quality snow throughout the season.