Students walk in the beautiful gardens at SCAD's Lacoste location

Pre-Bee: Tour de Provence

Explore the history and beauty of Provence on an exclusive weeklong excursion to France with fellow newly enrolled SCAD students. Pre-Bee: Tour de Provence is a weeklong program that prepares you for university life through workshops and excursions around the bucolic countryside of southern France.

The 2021 Pre-Bee: Tour de Provence is scheduled for Aug. 27–Sept. 2. For more information, email [email protected]

"I am so much more confident going into my freshman year at SCAD after Pre-Bee. The connections I've made are going to help me find my place and grow."

-Pre-Bee student survey response

The pastoral beauty of Provence

With the medieval village of Lacoste as a home base, Pre-Bee participants live and learn in the university's historically preserved residence halls and academic buildings. Participants will travel around Provence and experience artistic points of interest, including Van Gogh's rooms at the Saint-Paul asylum and a Roman archaeological site.

Pre-Bee is open to all incoming SCAD freshmen who have paid the enrollment fee. Acceptance is handled on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. The Pre-Bee program is co-curricular and not for academic credit.

"This program was one of the best experiences of my life. … Any student even remotely considering Pre-Bee should decide yes."

-Pre-Bee student survey response

Lacoste, France at dusk

Your guides to Provence

At Pre-Bee, new SCAD students are taught by select faculty and alumni who are experts in their chosen professions. Instructors lead local excursions and conduct drawing and design workshops that lay the groundwork for success in the university’s academic environment.

Students ride bikes at SCAD's serene Lacoste location

Explore Pre-Bee activities and schedule

Pre-Bee: Tour de Provence includes demonstrations, excursions, and instruction designed to prepare new students to excel at The University for Creative Careers from day one.

"I bonded with incoming students, upperclassmen, and my future professors. I've made so many great connections and got amazing tips and information."

-Pre-Bee student survey response

Have questions about the Pre-Bee program?

Contact your admission adviser or email [email protected] for more information.

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