Program Information
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Fall 2019: Paris, France - French program
September 17, 2019 - December 21, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
11/13/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
11/14/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
02/18/2019 3:45 PM - 4:45 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
02/21/2019 3:45 PM - 4:45 PMIGS conference room, #213 Clayton Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/10/2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMClayton Hall 213
05/07/2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMClayton Hall 213
Program Notes
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, where you can stop at one of the many cafes frequented by intellectuals and musicians after World War II. 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 history, history, 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 private 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 CEA Study Abroad, the provider organization that makes program arrangements and serves as a liaison to the ICLF. CEA's on-site staff make housing and excursion arrangements, ensures that students are properly registered at the ICLF, inform students about local activities, and assist students if any problems arise. Students have full access to the CEA Center in the Marais district, which offers courses in English to U.S. students enrolled in CEA's other programs, and students studying at the ILCF are included in all CEA program activities. Wireless internet is available, as well as a small number of computers for students' use; students are highly encouraged to bring laptops.

Internships are available for an added cost of approximately $800 and require earlier arrival (end of August). Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume--see samples downloadable at the bottom of this page). Students should be specific in their cover letter about the type of internship and host organization they are seeking so that the best possible match can be made, commensurate with the student's French language skills and the host organization's needs. Possible work areas could include finance, public relations, communication, social media content, journalism, and others. Specific placements are not guaranteed. Students who opt for an internship enroll in a 3-credit internship course (e.g. COMM 364, POSC 464, etc.--see course list below) and should be prepared to intern for approximately 15 hours per week for eight weeks during the semester. Please refer to the internship guide and syllabus at the bottom of this page for more information.

Important: CEA requires that students have already completed 1 full year as a registered college/university student at the time of their application to the internship program. Additionally, 3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged when applying for internships.

Community Engagement (volunteer) opportunities are available at a variety of organizations throughout Paris; interested students should inquire with CEA staff upon arrival about these possibilities.

Accommodation includes four options:
  • Parisian "foyer": A foyer is a communal residence for young professionals and serious students which typically has a midnight curfew during the week and 1:00 am on the weekends. (The curfew aligns with the hours of operation of the Parisian metro.) Residing in a foyer gives students the unique opportunity to get to know focused and serious peers, as well as to join a strong social community of individuals interested in language, culture and exchange. If you are like-minded in your approach to academics and seek the authentic lifestyle of a French student in Paris, living in a Parisian foyer can help you achieve a culturally and linguistically fulfilling experience abroad. Foyer housing includes breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday and a shared kitchen for weekend and other meals. The meals at the foyers are prepared by a dedicated kitchen staff and meals are served at set times, so that residents can eat together. Each foyer manages meal times differently, but at some foyers, students must have a full table before they can serve themselves so that no one eats alone. Foyers have coin-operated laundry facilities and some bedding, but students must supply bed sheets and towels.
  • Shared studio apartments: Apartments are populated by two U.S. students attending one of CEA's various programs in Paris and include one common living and sleeping room, bathroom, kitchenette, and washing machine, with all bedding and towels provided.
  • Residence halls: Buildings house 80-200 individuals, with rooms shared among 2-4 U.S., international, and/or French students or young professionals. Residence halls have a shared kitchen and bathroom, coin-operated laundry, and some bedding, but students must supply sheets and towels.
  • Homestay housing: Students choose homestay housing for an additional fee of between $1,400 and $2,800, depending on the number of meals per week chosen, as well as other factors. Students have access to the kitchen, but the family may request the student not use the kitchen when they are preparing meals or at specific times. They may also limit the use of certain appliances. The student will have a dedicated cabinet space and fridge space for his//her food and access to the kitchen basics. Homestays include all bedding and towels, as well as laundry at no additional charge.
Students can expect a commute of 30-45 minutes via public transportation to their courses and the CEA Center regardless of which housing option they choose. All housing includes internet access.

The Program Fee includes housing, breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday only in foyers, group ground transportation from DeGaulle airport upon arrival, several group excursions and events, and international medical insurance. Students should budget additional funds for a public transportation pass, lunches and weekend meals, 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 and should budget approximately $350 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)
Provider Equivalent: L'Art en France du Siècle des Lumières au scandale réaliste
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 239-096: Art and Architecture of Europe: Architectural History through Paris' Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: L’histoire de l’architecture à travers les monuments parisiens
Primary focus on painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. When offered in Paris, the course is based on an in-depth analysis of architectural trends to inspire students to acquire the tools of analysis and the specialized language necessary for any artistic and architectural commentary. The course includes outside visits to Parisian monuments and museums.
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)
Provider Equivalent: L'Art en France de l'impressionnisme aux avant-gardes 1850-1914
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.
BUAD 364-072: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
Internship in a business-related field. Includes preparation of a journal of activities and a final project. When offered abroad, this course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 120 hours and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
NOTE: Course taught in English. Enrollment requires late August arrival (same date as UD's English program in Paris) and an additional fee of approximately $800.
FASH 114-070: Fashion, Style, and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Les Français et la mode
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 307-070: Practical Oral Expression (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Langue française B 1-1
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 308-070: Contemporary France (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Gros plan sur la French Touch
Discussion and study of issues related to contemporary cultural, political, and social developments in France, including its place in today's European community. Significant events in the history of France and in the evolution of French society. More specifically, this course explores the "French aesthetic" in film, from the early twentieth century, a time when the French cinema represented the vanguard of a young artistic expression, to the present, when the internet provides access to thousands of movies from all cultures. Beyond film analysis, the course will highlight the characteristics of the French economic model, and will examine the impact of this method of financing the films themselves.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
FREN 308-071: Contemporary France: French Society in the News (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Société française par les reportages télévisés
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 309-070: Practical Written Expression (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Langue française B 1-1
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 355-071: Special Topics: Survey of Literature from the 19th and 20th Century (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Panorama de la littérature et des idées en France : XIXe- XXe siècles
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 376-076: Intro to French Culture and Society: Paris Through the Photographer's Lens (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Histoire(s) de Paris en photo
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 407-070: Advanced Oral French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Advanced Langue française - B 1-2 & B2
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 409-070: Advanced Written French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Advanced Langue française - B 1-2 & B2
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 467-070: Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: Multicultural Workplace
This course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 120 hours and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
Prerequisite: open only to students who place at the 400-level
NOTE: This course is taught in English with assignments submitted in French; internship experience is in a French language environment; enrollment requires late August arrival (same date as UD's English-language Paris program) and an additional charge of approximately $800.
FREN 476-070: Topics in French Culture and Society - Administration and Organization (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Comment fonctionne la France?
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).
Restrictions: Two 300-level courses taught in French
FREN 476-071: Topics in French Culture and Society: History of the Press and Media (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: L'histoire de la presse et la media depuis 1945
This course will explore the history of the press and media in France from the end of the second world war to the present day, including written press (newspapers, magazines), radio, television, and internet. The course will take a chronological approach and highlight in particular the impact of new media, for example the rise of television in the sixties.
Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses taught in French
HIST 339-070: Topics in European History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Histoire de France: de la Révolution à la lère guerre mondiale
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)
Provider Equivalent: Les grands personnages de l'histoire de de france
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
HOSP 367-070: Tourism and Gastronomy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Tourisme et gastronomie
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.
HOSP 464-071: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
International internship experience working in a hospitality related internship with written reflections on the cultural and business practices of the host country.Internship in a business-related field. Includes preparation of a journal of activities and a final project. When offered abroad, this course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 20 hours/week and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
Prerequisite: NOTE: Course taught in English. Enrollment requires arrival in late August (same date as UD's English language program in Paris) and an additional charge of approximately $800.
Restrictions: Enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization.
POSC 464-073: Internship in Political Science and International Relations: Paris - French Program (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
Internship in a political science or international relations-related field. Includes preparation of a journal of activities and a final project. When offered abroad, this course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 120 hours and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
NOTE: Course taught in English. Enrollment requires arrival in late August (same date as UD's English language program in Paris) and an additional charge of approximately $800.
UNIV 362-073: Experiential Learning (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 423 International Internship: the Multicultural Workplace
When offered abroad, this course is comprised of both a practical internship field component of 20 hours/week and a reflective and theoretical seminar component that together, are purposefully designed to challenge stuents to learn, to engage with, and develop fluency working within a multicultural context, while also strengthening the business competencies necessary to succeed in today’s workplace. Perhaps even more important, the course will cover areas vital to new graduates: job searching, how to present oneself and leveraging one's global and intercultural fluency.
Restrictions: Enrollment contingent upon timely internship application and successful interview with sponsoring organization.
NOTE: Course taught in English. Enrollment requires arrival in late August (same date as UD's English language program in Paris) and an additional charge of approximately $800.
UNIV 373-017: Study Abroad - Paris LLCU French (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 (FREN 211 and one other course), 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
Final Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Final Program Fee$7,950.00$7,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$14,315.00$25,030.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Our partner organization, CEA, has several types of scholarships for which students can apply directly.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
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, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 21, 2019
$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
Kimberly Sorlin
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2852
ksorlin@udel.edu
File Downloads
French placement test description
French placement test suggestions and tips
internship guide
sample cover letter and resume
UD-ILCF course equivalencies
internship course syllabus
Paris 19F interest meeting ppt
France Visa Procedures

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