Liberal Arts & French Studies Available Sessions
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About the Program
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 (CCFS) with a wide range of electives, taught in English at the CEA CAPA Paris Center. Choose elective courses from subjects such as history, business, art history, cultural studies, communication, and political science. An Early Start option in the Fall semester allows you to jump start your language learning before the semester begins.
- late Aug 2021 - late May 2022
- 26 - 33
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Application Requirements
- Transcript - Unofficial
- Complete Application
- $95 Online Application Fee
Each semester, you'll enroll in 1 CCFS language course and 1-2 CEA CAPA courses. CCFS language courses meet for 145 contact hours/10 credits; CEA CAPA 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 in the Fall, you may earn 29-35 credits (up to 515 credits).
The cours pratiques component of your CCFS 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 CAPA elective courses meet 1-3 times per week, Monday-Friday. Early Start courses meet daily, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take an online placement examination. Your course enrollments will be based on 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.
The following courses have been confirmed for this term. Please note, the host institution reserves the right to cancel or change courses without prior notification.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
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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.
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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