The French Study Abroad program, five weeks of intensive language and culture study in Strasbourg, France, is for students with at least one year of high school French or one semester of college-level French. Language classes are taught by native speakers at the Centre international d’études de langues (CIEL). The culture course is taught by the UNF faculty leader. Students earn six credit hours which count toward satisfying the UNF requirement for summer enrollment. Lodging is arranged with French host families. Students must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid passport. (Passports must be applied for by December 1.)
Seat of the Council of Europe and meeting place for the European Parliament, a mere city bus ride from Germany, and an hour train ride from Switzerland, Strasbourg sits at the center of the new Europe. As the capital of the historic province of Alsace, it also charms with its traditional architecture and cuisine. At its heart sits one of the jewels of medieval Europe, the rose-colored stone cathedral of Strasbourg.
Students register for Summer C term for FOL2952 Intermediate Foreign Language Study Abroad, or FOL3953 Advanced Foreign Language Study Abroad, depending on their previous language preparation. All students register for FRT3550 Faces of France. Tuition is paid through normal procedures. Cost of UNF tuition is not included in the price of the program. CIEL is a language school affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Strasbourg. Classes are held Monday through Friday, three hours a day. Students’ placement is determined by written examination administered before departure. The student body is a mix of multiple nationalities for whom French is the common language. With its modern facilities, native instructors and homestays, CIEL provides an excellent learning environment.Faces of France, taught by the UNF faculty leader, examines social, political, and cultural issues in contemporary France, with insight into their historical context. The class meets three afternoons a week. Regular excursions in the city of Strasbourg and the surrounding province of Alsace, plus a three-day weekend trip to Paris complement the readings and discussions during class meetings.
CIEL places students with French host families so that the learning process continues outside the classroom in a continual immersion experience. Families provide two meals a day, breakfast, and dinner.
This program was awarded TLO (Transformational Learning Opportunity) funds for all degree-seeking students in good standing participating in 2016. With 12 students, each will receive $1,583 of TLO funds (final TLO amount will be based on the number of students participating).
NOTE: UNF tuition not included in the calculations above, must be paid separately when registering for the Summer C term.
* First Payment ($1000) . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. Jan 29, 2016
* Second Payment (Est. at $1060) . . . . . . . . ........ Feb 26, 2016
Total Student Payment = $2,060 (after TLO funds applied)
Note: The total program cost is a best estimate based on current information. Events and forces beyond UNF's control (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuations, changes in lodging prices) may and do sometimes affect the actual program cost. Students are responsible for paying any increases in the total program cost if this does occur.
Participants purchase their own airline tickets and commit to arrival in Strasbourg by Saturday, May 21, 2016.
All participants are obligated to undergo the International Center safety orientation and participate in the faculty leader's orientation process.
Click here for 2016 Summer Term Abroad in Strasbourg, France Brochure
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