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Georgia College: French Politics, Language and Culture
Paris, France; Strasbourg, France
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Language of Instruction:
English, French
 Minimum GPA:
2.0
 Language courses offered:
Yes
 Academic Area:
College of Arts & Sciences
 Minimum Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
 Language Prereq:
none
Number of credits: 6 Program Adviser: Liz Havey
 Non-GC Students:
Yes
Program Description:
Spend three weeks immersed in French politics, language, and culture. Put your French language skills to the test in a native environment while exploring the political constructs of France and the EU. Not a French speaker? No problem!  The program will be team taught with course work in English or French designed to explore French and European Union governance, politics, art, architecture, music and the social challenges facing European society, including economic reform and cultural integration. Two weeks in Strasbourg, one week in Paris and day visits to Brussels and other communities in the area.

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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, Polictical Science, European Politics, French culture.

Courses: Students must enroll in coursework from the list below, please choose two courses:
  • FREN 4210: Business French (Prior completion of FREN 3010 and 3020 required)
  • FREN 4980: Topics in French Politics (Prior completion of FREN 3010 and 3020 required)
  • POLS 3501: Comparative Politics
  • POLS 4509: European Government and Culture
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Excursions and Highlights:
  • Spend two weeks in Strasbourg 
  • Spend one week in Paris
  • Day trip to Brussels with visits to the European Commission and EU Council
  • Day trip to Dijon visiting Le Palais des ducs de Bourgogne
  • Visit EU Parliament and the Council of Europe
  • Dinner in the Black Forest
  • Visit Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower
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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: $4200 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 $2000 is due Feb. 1, and the balance of $2000 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.

Contacts:
Dr. Jerry Herbel,478-445-7394, jerry.herbel@gscu.edu
Dr. Peggy Elliott,478-445-5118, peggy.elliott@gscu.edu
Liz Havey, Study Abroad Adviser, 478-445-1396, liz.havey@gscu.edu

**pictures courtesy of Cynthia Mims

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.
 
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