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Fall 2018: Paris, France
September 15, 2018 - December 21, 2018 (dates are tentative)

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Program Description
Study in Paris, where urban and suburban areas combine to form one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world, where Romanesque, Gothic and Modern architecture create a skyline equally stunning by day and by night, where the basilica of Sacre-Coeur atop Montmartre overlooks 2000 years of history, and where the Seine meanders through the city highlighting the Ile de la Cite with its magnificent Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Ile des Cygnes with its smaller copy of the Statue of Liberty. Wander through the Latin Quarter and the Jardin du Luxembourg, and walk along the grand Boulevard St. Germain - all not far from the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Discover the major open-air market and bazaar, Marche aux Puces at Porte de Clignancourt, at the end of Metro #4. Stroll along the elegant Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, centers of French haute couture.

Students interested in art, art history, international relations, political science, and French language and literature will find the Paris Semester especially enriching, though the program is open to all students who have met the language prerequisite. All instruction takes place in French. Classes are offered by the Institute of French Language and Culture (ICLF) of the Catholic University of Paris (Institut Catholique) and are attended by international students of various backgrounds. At the beginning of the semester, students take a placement test to determine their proficiency level, which will dictate access to French language and content courses. (Download documents at the bottom of this page for more information about the placement test and the required placement levels for various courses.)

The University of Delaware collaborates with Academic Year Abroad (AYA), the organization that makes program arrangements and serves as a liaison to the ICLF. AYA's French resident director makes homestay and excursion arrangements, ensures that students are properly registered at the ICLF, and assists students if any problems arise. The resident director holds office hours and tutoring sessions at Reid Hall, formerly a private residence and now a university facility with garden study areas. Reid Hall is located on the Rue de Chevreuse near the intersection of Boulevard du Montparnasse and Boulevard Raspail. Wireless internet is available, though there are no computers for students' use; therefore students are highly encouraged to bring laptops.

Internships are not available on this program at this time.

Community Engagement opportunities are available at a variety of organizations throughout Paris, although you and the Resident Director will need to work out which specific group with which you may be interested in working. If you are interested to learn more about these opportunities please reach out to the Program Coordinator.

The Program Fee includes housing, group ground transportation from DeGaulle airport upon arrival, a metro pass for central Paris, some meals, several group excursions and events and international medical insurance. Students will live singly or in pairs in private Parisian homes, which may be up to 45 minutes away from the ICLF via public transportation. Bedding and linens are provided, as well as internet access, and all breakfast and five dinners per week. One load of laundry will be done weekly. Students should budget additional funds for lunches, free time travel, and other personal expenses.

The program fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from U.S. airports. The program officially begins in Paris. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Prior to departure, students will be given instructions regarding pick-up at the Paris DeGaulle airport.

Before departure, students are responsible for applying for and obtaining a visa for France through the French consulate that has jurisdiction over their permanent state of residence and should budget approximately $150 for this process. Students will receive guidance on visa procedures by the IGS Paris program coordinator but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
To apply for this program, students must have taken FREN 211 and one other 200-level course.

All course instruction is in French. Students take a placement test at the host institution upon arrival to determine appropriate enrollment. Students must take either the combination FREN 307/309 or FREN 407/409 (depending on their placement) in addition to 2-3 other courses. Please refer to the course equivalency chart at the bottom of this page to learn which courses correspond to the various placement levels. Students who are minoring in French are permitted to take no more than one FREN 355 course.

Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution scheduling may change.
ARTH 239-071: Art and Architecture of Europe Eighteenth-century French Art (3 credits)
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Specifically, students will learn how to look at, analyze and understand a work of art, while exploring the major artistic and stylistic movements from the end of the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. They will discover the major French artists of these periods, placing their work in their historical, artistic and socio-cultural contexts.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary
ARTH 239-073: Art and Architecture of Europe: Renaissance and Baroque French Art (3 credits)
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Specifically, students will learn how to look at, analyze and understand a work of art, while exploring the major artistic and stylistic movements of 16th and the 17th centuries. They will discover the major French artists of these periods, placing their work in their historical, artistic and socio-cultural contexts.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ECON 342-074: The Current French Socioeconomic Scene (3 credits)
Analysis of selected topics in International Economic, including international trade, international finance and the analysis of non-U.S. economies. Specifically, students will learn about French economic and social current events and France’s place in the European and world framework. Through the course they will acquire the tools to understand economic news and information.
Prerequisite: ECON 101 and 103
Restrictions: may be repeated once for credit if topics vary
FASH 114-070: Fashion, Style, and Culture (3 credits)
Introduces the concepts of fashion, style, and culture as they relate to how products are conceived and developed. The impact of cultural contexts and societal diversity on apparel industry practices are considered.
FREN 307: Practical Oral Expression (3 credits)
Strengthens grammar and vocabulary skills in preparation for advanced courses, as well as everyday oral communication situations. Class exercises include oral exposes, skits, discussion
Restrictions: must be taken concurrent with FREN 309
FREN 308-072: Survey of French Culture (3 credits)
Improve understanding of visible culture (history, arts, society ...) and hidden culture hidden (rules of politeness , gestures, concepts of interpersonal distance ... ) through an intercultural approach. The course will address topics as varied as regional dialects, gestures, education, history of the Eiffel Tower, impressionist painting, and more

 
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
FREN 309: Practical Written Expression (3 credits)
Strengthens grammar and vocabulary skills through regular writing practice. Class exercises include compositions, analysis of literary texts, and study of authentic documents.
Restrictions: must be taken concurrent with FREN 307
FREN 355-070: Special Topics: 18th Century Literature (3 credits)
Explores an area of special interest in French literature or culture studies. Study of the literature of France during the Age of Enlightenment, highlighting texts from the 18th century that illustrate different literary genres: the Encyclopedia, theatre, the epistolary text, the novel, and the first ‘journalists.’
FREN 355-072: Special Topics: 20th Century French Literature (3 credits)
Explores an area of special interest in French literature or culture studies.  Discover the great French literary movements from the early twentieth century to the present via the most important authors and excerpts from their works
FREN 355-071: Special Topics: Survey of Literature from the MIddle Ages to the 18th Century (3 credits)
Explores an area of special interest in French literature or culture studies. Acquisition of the tools necessary to understand excerpts from different works, linking them to the time period to which they belong and identifying themes and characteristic elements of the literary, artistic or philosophical movements which they represent.
FREN 367-075: Focus on the "French Touch" - French Aesthetic and Themes in Film (3 credits)
In film, can we speak of an aesthetic or themes "typically" French? This is the question that this course will explore, along a route that starts at the beginning of the Twentieth century to a 100 years later at a time when the Internet provides access to thousands of movies from all cultures. Beyond film analysis, the course will highlight the features of the French economic model, and will examine the impact of this funding on the films themselves.
FREN 367-070: French History Through Cinema (3 credits)
Study the history of France from Charles VII to Charles de Gaulle through cinematographic works by French filmmakers.  Discover the leading figures of French history, and compare film depictions with historical reality.  Students will be provoked to question the notion of "historical truth" in works of fiction.
FREN 367-076: French Society in the News (3 credits)
Discover different aspects of French society with reports from the French TV news.
FREN 367-074: Paris Through the Photographer's Lens (3 credits)
The course is built around photographs that illustrate a theme or the work of a photographer. Students will discover Paris from different perspectives through the works of great photographers and learn to describe, analyze, write, and exchange ideas about the photos and photographers.
FREN 367-071: Professional Communication (3 credits)
Communication in French in a professional environment, with particular focus on how to carry out common professional written tasks, such as writing emails, and oral tasks such as public speaking
FREN 367-073: Studies in French Culture: French Painting from Neo-Classicism to Fauvism (3 credits)
Study of the evolution of French painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, from neo-classicism to fauvism, by means of methodical analysis of major works, individual student presentations, and museum visits. Oral exchange about the course material is emphasized, so that students may enhance their fluency and practice the structures they acquire in their French oral communication classes.
FREN 407: Advanced Oral French (3 credits)
Varied activities help students develop their oral expression and comprehension and gain confidence in oral communication situations. Class exercises include oral exposes, skits, discussion of articles and videos.
Prerequisite: Any 300-level French course
Restrictions: must be taken concurrent with FREN 409; enrollment dependent upon performance on placement exam
FREN 409: Advanced Written French (3 credits)
Strengthens grammar and vocabulary skills through regular writing practice. Class exercises include compositions, analysis of literary texts, and study of authentic documents. Study of grammar and stylistics, with special attention given to technical vocabulary and discourse.
Restrictions: must be taken concurrent with FREN 407
FREN 455-071: Selected Authors, Works, Themes: Panorama of French Cinema (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of film studies. Students will learn about the major movements as well as key movies and actors of French cinema from the advent of 'talkies' to today.
Prerequisite: two 300-level French literature courses
Restrictions: may be repeated for credit when topics vary
FREN 467-071: French Society - Administration and Organization (3 credits)
Discover how life in France is organized through the major themes of society (history, daily life, current issues) and political institutions, for example by visiting key locations in operation in the country (the Court of Justice).
HIST 339-071: Topics in European History (3 credits)
This course will enable students to acquire a basic French vocabulary in the field of history, better understand France and its culture, and discover what comprises the collective memory of the French.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 339-075: Topics in European History: Great Figures in French History (3 credits)
In this course students will discover the iconic figures who have made ??history in France, from Joan of Arc to François Mitterand, study their influence on the construction of the France of today, and question the evolution of the perception of these individuals through time .
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 357: The European City (3 credits)
The evolution of cities in European history, emphasizing the development of urban society and culture. Topics vary. Exploration of Paris: its history, its neighborhoods, their characteristics, their monuments , their inhabitants.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
HOSP 367: Tourism and Gastronomy (3 credits)
In this course students will study the culture and vocabulary of French gastronomy, and discover the treasures of French regional cuisine as well as the culinary world of Paris. Students will learn to communicate using both verbal and written French in common real-life situations of the culinary sector, and to express opinions about societal questions related to nutrition and its evolution.
POSC 441: Problems of Western European Politics (3 credits)
This course provides students with general knowledge of European and international relations, including France’s position and interests internationally. Focus on acquisition of specialized terminology.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
UNIV 373-017: Study Abroad - Paris DLLC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
The Semester in Paris is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors regardless of major, who have completed two courses beyond the intermediate level taught in French, or the equivalent, prior to departure. A thorough working knowledge of French is essential, and a minimum 2.8 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Estimated Program Fee$7,600.00$7,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$13,535.00$23,530.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 22, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Alexander Lindsay
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-4408
302-831-6042
alindz@udel.edu
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French placement test description
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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