Semester in France
The Department of French and Italian in partnership with the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France, now offers a semester in France on the block plan, called “CC in France.” Click here for more detailed information.
Participating students must apply through the department. In mid-January, the selected students will meet in Paris to take a special shuttle to Tours. In Tours, they will stay with a host family and spend blocks 5 and 6 in language classes offered by the Institut de Touraine (founded in 1897) with their instructors. All students take a placement test upon entering the Institut, and CC students will be placed according to their level in courses with other international students. CC professors will teach 300-level courses in blocks 7 & 8 (varies from year to year). The Institut will rent classroom space to CC for those two blocks. In addition, the Institut will provide 2 full-day excursions to significant historic sites in the region (led by a professor from the University François Rabelais with expertise in the appropriate field), 2 half-day excursions, and 4 workshops of French cooking and gastronomy.
Spring/Summer Semester 2021
Blocks 7&8: FR299: Join students from around the world in your specific level in French Language Classes
Block A: FR320: Francophone Cultures in France. 1 unit – Wade
Block B: FR320: Palaces, Plantations and Inequality in France. This course explores the history of French colonization in the Caribbean, first at the seat of French colonial power, then in the former plantations of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Historical readings about the political developments, economic disparities, and social tensions in ancien-régime France will supplement and enrich our site visits to the chateaux of the Loire and Versailles. The course will then travel to the overseas departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe to visit former sugar plantations, rum distilleries and other historic sites. Students must also enroll in FR320 block A. -- Tallent
Students will receive 4 CC units of credit for the semester in France. All four blocks will be accepted towards a major or minor in French and Francophone Studies, or for the Romance Languages major or minor. Students can also fulfill the foreign language requirement with this semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much French do I need? None! Students may take the equivalent of FR101 and FR102 in blocks 5&6. Blocks 7 & 8 will be conducted in English, with enrichment activities for students of French.
Where will I live? For most of the semester students will live with a host family in Tours. All host families live within a radius that requires no more than a 25 minute walk to the Institut and the center of town.
How much extra will this semester cost? Click here for an explanation of the course charges
1. Complete the International Programs on-line application on Summit;
2. Once accepted, register for the appropriate courses on Banner
For information on long-term student visas, visit https://losangeles.consulfrance.org/spip.php?rubrique206
New rules for visas can be found at http://www.studying-in-france.org/visa-and-entry-requirements/
To register with Campus France (required for visa), visit Campus France
Cultural Studies in Francophone West Africa
This course offers an analytical study of novels and films of various Senegalese authors and scholars. This includes the study of the modes of representations of cultural and sociopolitical issues and realities in Senegal and the Francophone area in general. Amongst the studied authors figure works of Senghor, Sembene Ousmane, Djibril Diop M., Aminata Sow Fall, Mariama Ba, Ken Bougoul and others. The course will also critically examine the current status of the West African Francophone region within the frame of existing cultural globalizing processes.
Field trips, field research, African dance, and Jembe sessions will be part of the academic and cultural assignments and offerings.
GS107 Wolof language and African culture studies no prerequisites, 2 CC units
FR207 Intermediate French and Cultural Studies prerequisite: FR101 or equivalent, 2 CC units
FR327/CO200 emphasizes French/Francophone literature, politics, and culture studies (taught in English with a French option) 2 CC units
Program fees and expenses:
Two blocks of tuition: $2675 per block. Students are eligible to use their wild card for one block.
Program Fee: $4,000. Includes Lodging, Food, and Field Trips in Senegal; does NOT include airfare; department scholarship funds may be available.
Summer in Senegal video: Visite des Etudiants Américains à Ensup Afrique