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French Language Studies at Institut Catholique
Summer 2020 July 4-Week Paris

French Language Studies at Institut Catholique Available Sessions

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About the Program

Want to optimize your language learning by taking all your courses in French? Enroll in this immersive program, designed for all French language levels. Small class sizes and a broad liberal arts curriculum enhance your experience, allowing you to take elective courses focused on French culture and history. Language courses are offered at a range of fluency levels and for a range of credits. The Institut Catholique de Paris - Institut de Langue et de Culture Française faculty specializes in teaching French to non-native speakers, and you'll attend class with other international students who wish to improve their French proficiency.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Paris
  • Dates:
  • 6/28/20 - 7/30/20
  • Price:
  • $5,495
  • Credits:
  • 6
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 5/1/20
  • Withdraw by:
  • 6/1/20
  • Application Requirements
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Complete Application
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Eligibility
  • Education
    Completed:
  • High School Graduate
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.5

The Institut Catholique de Paris, a private university founded in 1875, is located in the 6th arrondissement within walking distance of the Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and Montparnasse. CEA students enroll in courses with other international students at the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ILCF), the Institut Catholique’s center for French Language and Culture.

When you study abroad in Paris, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences. Housing assignments in the Early Start portion of the program (Fall semester only) may differ from the housing assignments for the remainder of the semester.

Program Structure

Choose a 4-week session in July, August, or combine both. Each session, you'll enroll in 1 language course at your level. Courses meet for 84 contact hours/6 credits. You may earn 6 credits (up to 84 contact hours) per session; if you combine sessions, you may earn 12 credits (up to 168 contact hours).

Language courses meet 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Classes may be held in the morning or afternoon.

You'll take an online language placement exam before you leave for Paris; once you're on-site, you'll take a follow-up oral placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability and the result of your placement exams. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for France. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

6

Credits

Beginner Level-50738 Course Structure

Available Levels

Courses

The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Board the high-speed train Thalys and cross the northern border to discover the delights of the city of chocolates, waffles, and French fries. Observe the colorful architecture of the Bruges townhouses, climb to the top of the Belfry, and try to catch a glimpse of the North Sea. Listen to the rhythm of horse shoes as a horse-drawn carriage passes nearby. Discover the last brewery still operating in town and sample the local cuisine. End your journey relaxing in a tea room with the best whipped-cream-topped hot chocolate for the ultimate chocolate experience, before returning to Paris with a huge smile on your face…and a full tummy!

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Avignon and Provence

Avignon and Provence

Hop on the high speed train to Avignon and visit the Palais des Papes, one of Europe’s largest, most important medieval Gothic buildings. We’ll take a private coach to discover the Alpilles of the Provence region on the way to Roussillon, a beautiful village on top of a hill that’s known for its ochre trail. Follow the trail among ochre cliffs, a landscape that inspired Cezanne and Van Gogh. The next day, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful villages in France: les Baux de Provence and its castle. On the way back to Avignon, we’ll visit the open air "Provencal" market in Saint Remy de Provence, and stop at a wine cellar to sample "vin de provence" and local delicacies.

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Strasbourg, France and Fribourg, Germany

Strasbourg, France and Fribourg, Germany

Discover the eastern region of Alsace. The excursion starts with an in-depth walking tour of the center of Strasbourg, where you’ll immediately notice the strong Germanic influence in the architecture and way of life. We’ll enjoy a cruise down the Ill River that carries us through the Petite France district and to European Parliament, the central institution of European integration. The regions of Alsace and Lorraine have been the object of much conflict over the centuries, with France and Germany fighting for ownership. The mix of two cultures has produced delicious food such as "choucroute" or "flammekueche," and fine local beers you can sample during a traditional Alsatian meal. Before leaving, we’ll cross the border to Germany and enjoy a glimpse of the black forest and the city of Fribourg. You’ll also have the pleasure of tasting Alsatian wine in a small, family-run vineyard.

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Giverny

Giverny

Whether you’re a novice or a confirmed fan of the Impressionist art movement, Giverny is a don’t-miss destination. The day begins with a visit to a museum dedicated to Monet's life and works. From here, take a trail leading through lush gardens where a lily pond, bamboo patches, and flowers bursting with color (a.k.a. the beautiful scenery that inspired many of Monet's paintings!) wait to be discovered. Meandering through Monet's gardens will surely work up your appetite; be sure to try some traditional dishes from Normandy. During your free time, you may opt to explore the Impressionist Museum, which displays works from several famous artists who flocked to this remarkable place to visit Monet throughout his life.

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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