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Winter 2018: Martinique DLLC
January 02, 2018 - January 30, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMMDH 216
03/08/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMMDH 202
04/07/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMMDH 216
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/16/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMGORE 310
11/30/2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPRN 232
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Program Description
Study French in Martinique, a beautiful French-speaking Caribbean island, which is also a French "département." Martinique's bustling capital, Fort-de-France, was founded by the French in the 17th century and is home to a number of museums and cultural sites participants will visit during this program. Students will study in the nearby Université des Antilles, which has a population of nearly 6,000 students. Martinique's unique landscape, colonial history, tropical climate, and lively culture make the island an ideal location for a francophone winter study abroad program.

Students will take a number of day trips to important historic and cultural sites, such as Les Trois Ilets, the former home of Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Several rather physically demanding excursions are also planned so that students may experience Martinique's exceptional natural beauty. Students will hike through the rainforest, explore the island’s southern savannas, and climb the infamous Mt. Pelée volcano. Students reside either singly or in pairs in private homes. Bedding and linen are provided, as well as breakfast and dinner daily. Students will be given a stipend to cover the cost of lunches during the week.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Martinique nor airport transfers in the U.S. This program officially begins when students arrive in Martinique. 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.
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
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students enroll in FREN 207 and one French language course depending on their level.
FREN 107: French III: Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.

This intermediate-level course is designed to help students review the French they have already mastered as well as to improve their ability to read, write, understand, and speak French at an intermediate level. Students will explore the themes of university life in Martinique, Caribbean culture, and Martinican cinema, as well as read and discuss traditional Martinican folk tales. The overall goal of the course is to help students communicate en français!

Completion of basic French. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: FREN 106 or four years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
FREN 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
Discussion of topics drawn from contemporary French and Caribbean life. For students who wish to broaden their knowledge of French and Caribbean culture while improving their oral and aural language skills.

Students will discuss topics drawn from contemporary French and Caribbean life as well as from their personal experiences while living in Martinique. Students will conduct interviews, read current articles and a short story, and watch and discuss at least one film. Instructors will help students develop strategies to improve listening and speaking skills in an interactive setting.
Prerequisite: FREN 107, FREN 112, or equivalent course, or permission of instructor.
FREN 207: French Caribbean Past and Present (3 credits)
Introduction to contemporary French Caribbean, its history, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. The specific focus of the course will be Martinique. Taught primarily in English. Not for minor credit.

This course is an overview of French Caribbean culture with a focus on Martinique. Guest speakers will share their knowledge of the art, history, and geography of the island in order to help students better understand contemporary life in Martinique. Carefully planned excursions and activities will complement classroom discussions. All students will have the opportunity to complete a mini-internship with a local school, hospital, hotel, or business.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
FREN 306: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
Strengthens grammar and vocabulary skills in preparation for advanced courses. Class exercises include oral exposes, discussion of articles and videos, textual analysis and compositions.

Students will discuss cultural, social, and political topics in Martinique and the larger Francophone world. Students will improve oral and written expression in French through a combination of vocabulary building activities, grammar exercises, and written compositions.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level French courses conducted in French
UNIV 370-129: Study Abroad - Martinique FLLT (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.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Winter Session Program in Martinique is designed for any student regardless of major who wishes to improve his or her French skills in a homestay setting, or who is simply interested in the culture, history, and literature of the region. Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage freshmen to apply!
Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
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.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • 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 mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • 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
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$2,900.00$2,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,158.00$8,906.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
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.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*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.
Flora Poindexter
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Jastak-Burgess, Room 323

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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