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Summer Study in France
La Rochelle, France; Normandy, France; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 03/04/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/13/2015 07/27/2015
Summer 2016 03/02/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
Evan Bibbee
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
French, Modern Languages
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Area(s) of Study: Art Education, Art History, Arts, French Culture, French Language, French Literature, History
Prerequisites: Equivalent of Intermediate (FREN 201) proficiency for 6-week program Course Number: FREN 214, FREN 216, FREN 217, FREN 314, FREN 316, FREN 317, FREN 414, FREN 416, FREN 417, FREN 514, FREN 614
Number of Credits: 3, 6, 9 Exchange Program: No
Language of Instruction:
English Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning), Language study
Program Length: Short term: 2-8 weeks Gold Course: No
Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site) Classes will be taken with:: Combination of int'l and U.S. students
Accommodation Options: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Number of students per room: One, Two
Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:

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SUMMER STUDY IN FRANCE

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Full Program : June 13 - July 27, 2015
Short Program : June 13 - June 30, 2015

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

In Summer 2015, the program is celebrating its 35th birthday. The group will leave the United States on June 13. The first 11 days will be spent in Paris  visiting major monuments, museums and neighborhoods. There will also be excursions to Saint-Denis, Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Épernay and Fontainebleau. While in Paris, the students will stay in a clean, modern, residential hotel. On June 25, they will leave for Normandy, visiting Giverny (Monet's gardens and home), the Musée des Impressionismes Giverny, Lisieux, Bayeux (its tapestry museum and cathedral), Arromanches (its landing beaches and museum), the American Cemetery and le Mont-Saint-Michel. When the students return to Paris, they will visit the cathedral at Chartres.
 
The month of July will be spent in La Rochelle. This beautiful port city of more than 70,000 inhabitants is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the department of Charente-Maritime. Both the city and the surrounding area are extremely rich in history. In addition to having one of Europe's most beautiful aquariums, La Rochelle possesses a large number of interesting museums. Being a fishing port, the city has a plentiful supply of fresh seafood. Thanks to its temperate climate, beautiful beaches and pleasant atmosphere, La Rochelle draws tourists from all over the world. Students will live with carefully chosen families and take courses at the Institut d'Études Françaises (Groupe Sup de Co).
 

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

Minnesota State University, Mankato's summer program is a cooperative venture with the Institut d'Études Françaises which is affiliated with the Université de La Rochelle.  The teaching staff is made up of native speakers familiar with the difficulties encountered by foreigners learning their language. The "Institut" provides courses at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels specifically designed for Minnesota State University, Mankato's students.  They stress contemporary French civilization, grammar review and conversation. They meet for a total of 80 50-minute class periods.  All students must enroll for nine semester credits.  Undergraduates may enroll for a total of twelve.  A staff member from Minnesota State University, Mankato, accompanies the students and meets with them on a regular basis both in Paris where he serves as guide and in La Rochelle.  Qualified high school students are invited and encouraged to participate in the program.

 

AFTERNOON AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

On the weekends in La Rochelle, students participate in excursions to such places as the Loire River Valley and the Cognac region.  The cost of these two outings is included in the program assessment.  Students may participate in other excursions that are sponsored by the Institute.  No weekend trips to other parts of France or Europe are allowed.

 

CONTACT PERSON

Dr. Evan Bibbee, Director
World Languages and Cultures   
AH 227
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN  56001
 
evan.bibbee@mnsu.edu
(507) 389-6250
(800) 722-0544  (MN only)
FAX:  (507) 389-5887
 
Summer Study in France
http://www.mnsu.edu/languages/studyabroad/france.html
 
MSU-Mankato French Program
http://www.mnsu.edu/languages/programs/ufrench.html
 
(Dates, excursions and charges are subject to change without notification)


Testimonial:
What were the 2 best things about your program?
1. The first best thing about the program was the ability to just let go of any "American" culture I had and immerse myself into the French culture as best as I could.
2. The second best thing about the program was the ability to learn the language as quickly as I ever could, because I was forced to communicate in French at all times that I wasn't around an American.
     — Summer, 2011 Participant
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