Meet the directors

Dr. Alex Neff 

Alex id photo 2020 v2Originally from Pennsylvania, Alex has lived in France since 1997.  He has earned degrees in French sociology and international relations from Messiah University, The George Washington University and the Université de Strasbourg.   His Ph.D. in sociology of religion, for which he won the Louis Schmutz prizeexamines the complicated relationship between evangelical protestantism in France and the United States. 

Andrea Neff

Andrea Neff, assistant director Accès Study AbroadOriginally from Maryland, Andrea studied abroad for the first time at the age of 17 in Israël.  Since then, she has worked or studied all over the world.  She graduated from Messiah University with a degree in family studies and art.  She has earned a certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and has taught in France and South Korea.    


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Learning outside the classroom

Academic excursions


Accès Study Abroad, Strasbourg, France



Videos about life in France by Dr. Alex Neff

Is France a Catholic country?

What is "la laïcité"?