Program Information
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Winter 2025: Martinique FREN
January 03, 2025 - January 30, 2025 (dates are tentative)

Martinique
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/15/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/91260324662
03/20/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/91260324662
04/08/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/91260324662
04/11/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/91260324662
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations 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 which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events 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.
Program Description
Study French in Martinique, a French-speaking Caribbean island, which is also a French "region”. Martinique's capital, Fort-de-France, was founded by the French in the 17th century. Nearby is the Université des Antilles, which will host the winter program. Martinique's unique landscape, colonial history, warm people, and lively culture make this island the ideal spot for an overseas adventure.

Guest speakers will share their expertise on Creole language, colonial history and slavery, endemic species, traditional music and musical instruments. In addition to the opportunity to do a small internship in a field related to your major or your interest, the Winter Session group takes 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, and to the city of Sainte-Anne, located in the extreme south of the island. In addition, other outdoor excursions are planned so that you may experience Martinique's exceptional natural beauty. The group typically climbs the famous volcano Mt. Pelé, hikes through a tropical forest, goes kayaking to the "iguana islets" and sails on the traditional gommier/ yole boat, recognized by UNESCO.

You will reside with well-selected local host families in Schoelcher, where you will eat the most delicious creole foods and take a short bus ride to the Université des Antilles for your daily classes.

The required French 207 course (taught in English) satisfies the University Multicultural requirement. As in the past, Honors Credit is possible.

The Program Fee includes residence accommodations, 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 estimated airfare.
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
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 LLCU 207 Cultures in Context - Multicultural and one French language course depending on their level.
FREN 107-070: French III: Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: FREN 106
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
Restrictions: Four years of high school French acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
FREN 206-070: 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.

This course will allow students to improve their communication skills in the target language. Written work and grammar review will also be part of the course.
Prerequisite: FREN 107
FREN 306-070: 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.

French 306 is an advanced conversation class based on the local culture. The textbook is a collection of short stories written by Caribbean writers. Students will have the opportunity to meet two of the writers.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level French courses conducted in the French language.
Restrictions: Taught abroad only.
LLCU 207-070: Cultures in Context - Multicultural (3 credits)
Taught abroad in English, this course introduces students to their host culture and its history. Includes excursions to important cultural and natural sites, readings and discussion, and research on the host culture.

Introduction to contemporary French Caribbean, its history, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. Includes excursions to important cultural and natural sites, readings and discussion, and research on the host culture.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Multicultural
UNIV 370: Study Abroad - Martinique FREN (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
Requirements
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.

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.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

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 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 $950.00.
  • 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,175.00$4,175.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,838.00$11,270.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$950.00$950.00
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.
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, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedOctober 02, 2024
$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
Flora Poindexter
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Jastak-Burgess, Room 323
302-831-0279
florap@udel.edu

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