The Abbey of Pontlevoy, a national historical monument situated in the Loire Valley, was constructed in 1034. In 2001 the Abbey was acquired by the European American Center for International Education Association (“The Eur-Am Center”). The Eur-Am Center aims at developing and putting programs in place that favor the growth of international education, cultural tourism, and economic development from Europe to the United States. The Abbey offers a unique educational setting due to its rich history, traditional French gardens, and boasts a variety of architecture, including the renowned chapel and the main abbey building. The Eur-Am Center hosts different American and European universities and associations, conferences, seminars, festivals, expositions and concerts throughout the year so that students, faculty, professionals, entrepreneurs, tourists, and artists will be able to make connections with others throughout the US and France thereby enriching their experience.