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This study tour will visit London and Bath, England; Paris, France; and the Italian cities of Florence and Rome.
This 3 credit course (ODHE 488) will occur from June 17 to July 2, 2014. Student will be able to arrange for additional independent study credits with instructors if needed.
Program costs will include the following:
Costs Charged to the Student's Account
3 credits of OSU summer session tuition: $606 ($202 per credit) based on Summer 2013, 2014 rates forthcoming
Health Insurance: $50
Program fee for in-country logistics: $4,000
Additional Required Costs Paid by Student
International Airfare: $1,700 (estimate)
Spending money: $600 [for meals (lunch & dinner) and incidentals]
With a student population of 50,000, Grenoble is an ideal place to learn French. The slower pace of the city and the friendliness of the inhabitants make it easy to practice the language with locals. The city has several museums, numerous parks and plenty of opportunity for outdoor activity (skiing, hiking, biking). For the avid traveler, Grenoble is an excellent starting point for exploration, being about 3 hours from Paris by train and very close to Switzerland and Italy.
A minimum 2.75 G.P.A. is required.
Université de Paris (Sorbonne)
Université de Paris VII (Diderot)
Université de Paris IX (Dauphine)
One of the most romantic and intriguing cities in the world, Paris has something for everyone: education, history, culture, cuisine, and nightlife! Like many large European cities, Paris is divided into districts, or "arrondissements," totaling twenty, that spiral the city beginning at the Louvre. Paris is the center of French politics, and the ground for innovations in art, fashion, and culture. A large metropolitan, and international city full of tradition and rich European history, it is a wonderful juxtaposition of old and new. It is no wonder that the mysteries of Paris serve to attract millions of visitors annually.
Minimum 2.75 GPA. If students wish to take courses beyond French language and culture, 3 years of college level French is required.
Established in 1431, the University of Poitiers is the second oldest university in France and counts François Rabelais, René Descartes, and Francis Bacon amongst its former students. Highly regarded within France, the University of Poitiers provides 24,500 students a full range of top quality courses in Science, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy and Medicine, Engineering, Law, Economics, and Management. Poitiers provides a student friendly environment with the highest per capita student population of any city in France.
Some of the unique academic programs at Poitiers include: a renowned center for medieval studies (in an excellent setting for the topic!), the program in "arts de spectacle" (theater arts and film), and the Institute of Technology, which blends scientific studies with technological training and innovation. In addition, students majoring or minoring in the fine arts or music may sometimes be placed into one or two courses per semester in the School of Fine Arts Poitiers (separate from the university), on a case-by-case basis. Studio art and music courses cannot be guaranteed until a French professor accepts the student after arrival in Poitiers, usually based on examination of a small work sample.
Poitiers is the capital of the Poitou region and is only a few hours from Paris by TGV (high-speed train). Located in the west of France, Poitiers is in close proximity to the Loire Valley, dozens of charming chateaux, an excellent wine region, and Basque country just to the south. The Futuroscope--part interactive learning center, and part theme park--is located just outside Poitiers and pays tribute to the technologies of multimedia in several wildly imaginative pavilions. Normandy, Brittany, the French Riviera, the Alps, London, northeastern Spain, and northwestern Italy are all within half a day's train travel.
Today, Poitiers is a center for education, agriculture, industry and communications. A university town, it boasts a population of 120,000 and offers students a chance to live in a manageable-sized city while still being close to larger metropolitan centers in France. Many in France consider it the smallest of the big cities – une ville à taille humaine.
Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. Two years of college level French (3.00 GPA or higher) required for the academic year program; three years of college level French (3.00 GPA or higher) required for the semester programs.
The Lyon program is ideal for students in a variety of majors who have a solid base in French language and are hoping to experience cultural immersion in the French context, and for business students with limited background in French to pursue study of international business and French language in a major European business center.
The year-long Lyon exchange program is a unique opportunity for students to improve their French proficiency and expand their academic training in general-education; this can be accomplished by taking major and minor courses within a French university. The language of instruction is French, with only rare exceptions.
There are two types of year-long study in Lyon. Most Oregon students in Lyon make use of the language institute courses offered at both the Institut de Langue et de Culture Française (ILCF), which is part of the Catholic University, and the Centre International d'Études Françaises (CIEF), which is part of Lyon 2. Students arriving in the Lyon program with less than three years of college-level French completed will spend their first semesters studying French full-time at one of these two language institutes and then transition into more direct enrollment courses the second semester.
Students whose French skills are sufficient may select from direct enrollment courses offered at any of four different universities in Lyon (Lyon 1, Lyon 2, Lyon 3, and the Catholic University). The universities are described in more detail below. Most students who arrive in Lyon with three or more years of college-level French completed are ready for direct enrollment starting the first semester and select their courses from regular university offerings.
OUS undergraduate students majoring or minoring in business may also select the fall semester or winter/spring semester business studies program in Lyon. The business program allows participants to choose from two well-known business studies programs, ESDES at the Catholic University, or SELF at Lyon 3. Core business courses (in disciplines such as marketing, international business, human resource management, cross-cultural management, etc.) are taught in English, and students also take a French language course that complements their study of international business.
For over twenty years, Oregon students have studied on this exchange program in the cosmopolitan city of Lyon. Nestled in the Rhône-Alps region of southeastern France, Lyon is the nation's third largest city. With a population exceeding one million and in close proximity to Switzerland and Italy, Lyon holds the status of a major European cultural, research, and trade center. Founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, Lyon is also known for being the center of the silk industry during the Renaissance and of the French Resistance in World War II. Experience the historic and contemporary vibrancy of a city filled with museums, theaters, monuments, and restaurants. Students enjoy the support of an experienced full-time Resident Director in the Centre Oregon in Lyon.
Minimum 2.75 GPA. For the year-long program, you need two years of college level French with a GPA of 3.00 or higher; if you wish to take courses outside of the Language Institute and in the regular French university, you need three years of college level French. For the fall business option, you must be a Business major or minor and have one year of French (or the equivalent).
Le Centre International d'Etudes Françaises (commonly known as CIDEF) on the campus of the Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Located in the western portion of the Loire Valley, Angers--with a population of more than 200,000--has been described as a "bright and radiant city." Angers is at once modern and medieval, combining technological industries and an efficient public transportation system with winding cobblestone streets and the Château d'Angers, which dates back to the thirteenth century. Angers' beautiful gardens, diverse museums, and medieval tapestries (the largest collection in the world) provide ample opportunity to explore France's culture firsthand. Thirty thousand university students give Angers a youthful energy. The Loire Valley, including Angers, is noted for the quality of its language; it is said, in fact, that the purest form of French is spoken here. The program in Angers offers students the opportunity to experience France to the fullest--its people, its culture, and above all, its language.
Minimum2.5 GPA. One term of college level French required. No language requirement for summer sessions.
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