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.
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.