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Georgia College: French Culture, Cuisine and Communication in Normandy
Paris, France; Rouen, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Language of Instruction:
English, French
Minimum GPA:
Language courses offered:
Academic Area:
College of Arts & Sciences
Minimum Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Language Prereq:
Number of credits: 6 Program Adviser: Liz Havey
Non-GC Students:
Program Description:
 Spend four weeks immersed in French culture, cuisine, and communication. Put your French language skills to the test in a native environment while exploring the culture and literature of Normandy. Three weeks in Rouen and one week in Paris; excursions to the D-Day Beaches, Giverny, Mont St. Michel, the Louvre and activities will include a cooking class, making bread in the “école de la boulangerie,” visiting a cider farm, and much more.  Find us on Facebook!

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Academic Focus: This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interest in French language, French culture.

Courses: Students must enroll in coursework from the list below, please choose two courses:
  • FREN 3010: French Structure and Composition (Prior completion of FREN 2002 required)
  • FREN 3020: French Conversation and Diction (Prior completion of FREN 2002 required)
  • FREN 4980: French Culture and Literature of Normandy (Permission of instructor required)
Accommodations: Students will stay in  homestays while in Rouen. While in Paris, students will stay at the FIAP, a centrally located hostel in the heart of Paris.

Excursions and Highlights: Versailles

Life and Culture: The culture of France and of the French people has been shaped by geography, by profound historical events, and by foreign and internal forces and groups. France, and in particular Paris, has played an important role as a center of high culture and of decorative arts since the 17th century, first in Europe, and from the 19th century on, world wide. From the late 19th century, France has also played an important role in cinemafashion and cuisine. The importance of French culture has waxed and waned over the centuries, depending on its economic, political and military importance. French culture today is marked both by great regional and socioeconomic differences and by strong unifying tendencies.

Cost: $4495 plus airfare, tuition and some meals.

The program fee includes: Housing; excursions, cultural events, insurance, ground transportation, and most meals. Not included: GC tuition, International airfare, student fees, passport, books, additional meals, independent travel, and other personal expenses.

A $200 deposit must be paid online or directly to the International Education Center, 141 S. Clarke St. at the time of application. This deposit holds a place for eligible applicants to this study abroad program. $100 of this deposit is non-refundable, and the remaining $100 is refundable until Feb. 1. An additional payment of $2150 is due Feb. 1, and the balance of $2145 by Mar. 1. Only in an exceptional case, e.g., an extremely adverse exchange rate, will the cost of the program be increased beyond what is listed on this application. In the unlikely event the International Education Center finds it necessary to cancel a program before the start date, every attempt will be made to give a full refund. If unforeseen events require the shortening of a program after arrival in-country, the International Education Center will determine an equitable, prorated refund.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Georgia College approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Georgia College Study Abroad Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship, and more.

Dr. Peggy Elliott,478-445-5118,
Liz Havey, Senior Study Abroad Adviser, 478-445-1396,

**pictures courtesy of Cynthia Mims

This program is currently not accepting applications.
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