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Liberal Arts & French Studies

Available Sessions

OVERVIEW

Location:

Paris

Dates:

8/9/18 - 12/20/18

Price:

$17,595

Estimated Credits:

16 - 19

Deadlines:

Apply by Closed Withdraw by 7/1/18

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial
 

ELIGIBILITY

Education
Completed:
High School Graduate
Foreign Language Proficiency:
All Levels
Minimum GPA:
2.5
 

About the Program

Program Description

Designed for students at all French language levels, this program allows you to acquire and improve French language skills while earning credit toward your major or graduation requirements. Your language courses focus on grammar, vocabulary development, listening comprehension, and oral expression, and consist of two required components: language (cours pratiques) and phonetics. Combine these intensive language courses at the Sorbonne’s Cours de Civilisation Française (SBN) with a wide range of electives, taught in English at the CEA Paris Center. Choose elective courses from subjects such as history, business, art history, cultural studies, communication, and political science. An Early Start option allows you to jump start your language learning before the semester begins.

Program Structure

Each semester, you'll enroll in 1 SBN language course and 1-2 CEA elective courses. SBN language courses meet for 145 contact hours/10 credits; CEA elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits.

You may earn 13-16 credits (up to 235 contact hours) per semester. If you choose the Early Start option, you may earn 16-19 credits (up to 280 contact hours). Academic year students may earn 26-32 credits (up to 470 contact hours); if you choose the Early Start option, you may earn 29-35 credits (up to 515 credits).

The cours pratiques component of your SBN language courses meets for 2 hours per day, Monday-Friday; the phonetics component meets for 1 hour per day, Monday-Friday, for a 5-week period. CEA elective courses meet 1-3 times per week, Monday-Thursday. Early Start courses meet daily, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. After arriving in Paris, you'll take an oral and written language placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability and the result of your placement exam. 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.

Where You'll Study

Founded in 1253, la Sorbonne hosts thousands of international students every year. This prestigious university’s French-language center, Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, offers language and culture courses at the school’s Raspail campus in Paris’ 14th Arrondissement.
Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. Choose the courses that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Through a grant program geared to local students, you'll have the opportunity to sit alongside French students in a few of your classes.

Where You'll Stay

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.

Studying Abroad in Paris with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, cultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Paris easy!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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