French Study Abroad Programs

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All financial information, program dates, deadlines and applications are available at the Office of International Affairs.

Study Abroad in France and Francophone Countries

 

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Global May Paris

This program explores the social, cultural and geographical history of the city of Paris from the Middle Ages to the present through the study of a number of key events and places in the city’s rich history. We will focus on different events and their geographical context within the city, thereby exploring the city not just from century to century but from neighborhood to neighborhood.

By participating in this program, students will be able to articulate how each of the locations studied throughout the course has evolved over time to shape the ultra-modern and global city we know Paris to be today. Students will be able to identify how the Parisian landscape has shaped society and how society in turn shaped and transformed the landscape to suit the evolving needs and desires of the people of Paris.

We achieve these goals through two pre-departure classroom sessions, followed by a 14-day trip in Paris. Each day in Paris, we will visit different sites that represent the century we will be discussing that day. Through museums and monuments visits, shows, restaurants, discussions with Parisians, walks, subway rides, and short trips to Versailles, Blois, and Giverny, we will understand what the city of Paris has become. Instruction is in English, no knowledge of French is required.
 
 
GE Education Abroad. 3 credits

Resident Directors: Prof. Benjamin Hoffmann and Prof. Lucille Toth
Education Abroad Coordinator: Charlie Gbur
 
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L’Université Paul Valéry in Montpelier France (in cooperation with the University of Minnesota):

Students take a placement test to assess their level of proficiency in French and then enroll in French language courses during their four-week stay in Montpellier. In Summer 2019, Montpellier will have a four or eight week program. These courses are designed to help students develop strong language skills and deepen their cultural understandings. Students can live in dorms, apartments or with French families and enjoy the region, which is within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean.


CIEF Intensive French Language, Dijon semester or year:

This is a French language immersion program. Participants will receive close to 20 hours of classroom instruction per week in language and culture. The CIEF provides various levels of French instruction and is able to accommodate students from beginning to advanced levels. Students will live in the international student residence hall, and are able to choose from many local cultural activities and excursions.

 

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Louvre Museum in Paris, Photo Credit by archer10 via Flickr

ISA French Language Program at Institut Catholique, Paris:

Students attend French language classes at France’s renowned Institut Catholique de Paris. Upon arrival, the institution administers a language placement test to determine your level of French. There are courses for all levels. The ISA office in Paris arranges for housing and meals through local homestays, coordinates cultural activities and field trips, and has an on-site resident director, computer lab, and small resource library.


OSU Summer French Program at Universite Laval:

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This program is a five-week summer program granting 6 semester credits. In addition to rigorous courses in language, literature, and culture, Laval organizes all sorts of cultural and social activities every afternoon, evening and weekend. This is a true immersion program. You are expected to speak French at all times. Students live in university dormitories. The program accommodates students at various levels.


ISA French Language Program at the Sorbonne, Paris:

Students attend French language classes at France’s renowned Sorbonne University in central Paris. Upon arrival, the Sorbonne administers a language placement test to determine your level of French. Courses are available for intermediate and advanced levels. The ISA office in Paris arranges for housing and meals through local homestays, coordinates cultural activities and field trips, and has an on-site resident director, computer lab, and small resource library.

 

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Study Abroad Group in France

IES French Language Program, Nantes, semester or year:

Students attend French language classes at the IES Center in Nantes and may attend courses at the University of Nantes as well. Students must have at least sophomore rank at OSU. Upon arrival, IES administers a placement test to determine your level of French. The IES Center coordinates cultural activities and field trips, and has an on-site resident director, computer lab, and small resource library.

 

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Summer Program in Dakar, Sénégal:

The summer program in Senegal will be based in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. Orientation and academic courses (language and culture) will take place at the Baobab Training Center, an American non-profit organization that has been working in Dakar since 1984. It offers a comfortable setting conducive to both serious study and friendly contact and communication with other students and Senegalese staff. The Center is located in a suburb of Dakar with access to small shops and neighborhood restaurants. Students will stay with host families. Program Fee $3700; everything Included! French, AAAS, and International Studies students will receive credits toward their majors or minors.  Other students will receive credits that can count for their GE. 

 

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Students interested in Study Abroad are encouraged to attend a Getting Started Session in Oxley Hall. One-on-one advising is available during Program Exploration walk-in hours on Fridays from 10-12 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. in Oxley Hall.  Once you have attended a Getting Started Session and have specific questions related to the program you have chosen, you may set up an appointment with the assigned coordinator or visit his/her office hours.