Program Information
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Spring 2022: Aix-en-Provence - French program
January 18, 2022 - May 14, 2022
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/02/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMzoom: https://udel.zoom.us/j/99397482527
11/30/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMzoom:https://udel.zoom.us/j/99451629400
Program Notes
Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).


If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.
Program Description
The program fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from U.S. airports. The program officially begins in Aix-en-Provence. 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 airport in Marseille, France.

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 CGPS program coordinator but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.

Internships are credit-bearing and available for an additional cost of $200 to suitable applicants. 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. Although specific placements are not guaranteed, students go through an individualized placement process with the end result being a placement that best aligns to their goals. Students who opt for an internship enroll in a 3-credit course 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 details about the placement process and general expectations.

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 (students who apply during their freshman year are not eligible to participate in an internship if they study abroad during their sophomore year). 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.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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.
Courses are currently being evaluated for UD equivalents; please check back for a final list coming soon.
ART 180-071: Digital Photography for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 110 Photography
Introduces the basics of photography as a way to communicate ideas emphasizing content, composition, and technique. Examines contemporary artists and historic movements through research, gallery visits and lectures. Using a digital camera and visual editing software students create, edit and critique images.

This course is taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Restrictions: Open to non-majors.
BUAD 364-071: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS/FRE 341 International Internship
Requires completion of at least 120 hours of a management, marketing, operations management, or international business internship with verification by the hiring company. Term paper relating the real-world duties and experiences of the internship to principles learned in traditional business courses also required.

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Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
BUAD 386-076: International Business Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 303
Focuses on management of international business through analysis of opportunities and challenges that face international companies. Develops the perspectives and frameworks that guide how managers direct international business activities.

In Aix-en-Provence, this course introduces students to concepts and fundamentals of international management.



This course is taught in English.
Prerequisite: BUAD 100 or BUAD 309
BUAD 424: Ethics in the Workplace (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 304 Business Ethics in the Global Market
Examines the behavioral and organizational underpinnings of ethical and unethical workplace behavior, and the various bases (societal, religious, etc.) on which particular management practices can be ethically evaluated. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in articulating and implementing ethical behavior in businesses and other organizations.

In Aix-en-Provence, this course explores the constantly changing ethical landscape of business and the changes most effecting business: accelerating globalizaiton, constant technological updates, and proliferating of business scandals.



This course is taught in English.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309
Requires junior status
BUAD 429-070: Selected Topics in Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 301
Topical seminar on such management issues as organizational socialization, work motivation, and organization-environment relations. Development of an individual research project is stressed. In Aix-en-Provence, this course includes basic principles of international business and management with emphasis on foreign exchange, risk analysis, comparative management techniques, interaction between host societies and multinational corporations and changing government policies affecting business.



This course is taught in English.
Prerequisite: BUAD 309
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: College of Engineering Breadth EG Prep: COE Pro & Career Prep Req
ECON 342-074: Studies in International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 301 International Economics and the European Union
Analysis of selected topics in International Economic, including international trade, international finance and the analysis of non-U.S. economies.

This course is taught in English.
Prerequisite: ECON101 and ECON103.
ENSC 102-070: Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ES 201 Principles of Environmental Science in Society
Exploration of the field of environmental science, ranging in topics from changes in population to climate change, with a focus on the various components of the environment. For each topic, students will gain background knowledge on the topic, and then explore deeper through case studies.

This course is taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Math/Science Breadth
FREN 355-070: Special Topics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN/LIT 362 - Women and the Mediterranean: From Myth to Modernity
Explores an area of special interest in French literature or culture studies.
FREN 376-070: Introduction to French Culture and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN/FLM 356 - France as Seen Through its Movies, The 1980s to Today
Study of the cultural and social institutions of France and Francophone countries and regions. Topics may vary by section. Taught abroad. Geared to students at the high intermediate level.
Restrictions: Can be repeated twice if topics vary.
FREN 376-071: Introduction to French Culture and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN 306 - Cross-cultural Studies in Food and Culture
Study of the cultural and social institutions of France and Francophone countries and regions. Topics may vary by section. Taught abroad. Geared to students at the high intermediate level.
Restrictions: Can be repeated twice if topics vary.
FREN 403-070: Structure of French (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN/LING412 - Contemporary French: The Linguistics of Everyday Language
Study of the sounds, morphology and syntax of the French language, as well as

of discursive phenomena. Introduces students to the science of lingustics as

applied to French.
Prerequisite: Two 300-level French courses, one of which should be FREN314.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
FREN 405-070: Translation and Stylistics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN402 - Translation and Structure II: From Colloquial to Literature
Focuses on vocabulary and translation skills (from French into English and

vice-versa).
Prerequisite: One of FREN 301, 302, or 303, plus one other 3XX.
FREN 455-070: Selected Authors, Works and Themes (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN/LIT415 - France and Francophone Literature, a Dialogue
Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme.
Prerequisite: Two 300-level French courses, including at least ONE of: FREN 301, 302, or 303
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
FREN 467: 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 students 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
This course has assignments submitted in French; internship experience is in a French language environment.
FREN 476-070: Topics in French Culture and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN/LIT 411 - Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context
Study of the cultural and social institutions of France and Francophone countries and regions. Topics may vary by section. Taught abroad. Intended for students demonstrating advanced proficiency, as determined by placement test.
Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses taught in French.
HIST 352-070: Europe, 1945 to the Present (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 303 France and Europe in the Cold War
A comprehensive survey and analysis of the evolution and structure of post World War II European society.

This course is taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: When taught abroad, focuses on the host country.
POSC 309-072: Political Culture By Country (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FREN/POSC 376 Contemporary French Identities
Introduction to the political and civic cultures underpinning and supporting

different political systems. Topics may vary depending on host country.

This course is taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: Offered only in conjunction with travel abroad programs. May be taken twice for credit when countries vary.
POSC 339-070: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POSC 307 The European Union: Integration, Enlargement, Unity
The European Union is an economic and political union that binds together twenty-seven European countries. This course provides an overview of the history, institutions, policies and controversies surrounding the European Union.

This course is taught in English.
POSC 350-071: Politics and the Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POSC/ES 309 Global Environmental Politics
The political context of environmental issues; air and water pollution,

population control, and conservation.

This course is taught in English.
POSC 362-072: Diplomacy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IR 305 US Diplomacy in an Age of Change: Case Studies and Practical Exercises
Diplomacy is the art of formal representation and policy implementation.

Diplomats need to understand complex material and represent positions in an

effective manner. These skills are applicable in a variety of contexts.

Readings, discussions, cases and simulations are used to introduce diplomatic

skills.

This course is taught in English.
POSC 377-070: Arab-Israeli Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POSC/IR 318 Palestinian Israeli Conflict
Development of the Arab-Israeli conflict analyzed from the Dreyfus Affair and

the Balfour Declaration to current events.

This course is taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 410-070: Islam in Global Affairs (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIST/SOC 304 Muslim Presence in Europe
Explores three main elements of political Islam - epistemological, reformative and militant, and examines how the struggle to construct Islam is reconstructing the international system.

This course is taught in English.
UNIV 373-042: Study Abroad - Aix-en-Provence (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 Aix-en-Provence 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.

All students interested in the internship portion of this program must have completed a full academic year of university studies at the time of application.
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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 Spring 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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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$6,490.00$17,420.00
Final Program Fee$10,850.00$10,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$17,340.00$28,270.00
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 onSeptember 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$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.
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
sample cover letter and resume
internship course syllabus

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