|Deadline||March 8, 2014|
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The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsiblity of the participant.
This program is open to all undergraduate students (including students who do not attend George Mason University) with beginning, intermediate, or advanced French language skills.
Earn a total of 6 credits in FREN 110, 115, 210, 250, 300, 310, 460, or 462.
Student housing in Paris at the Foyer International des Etudiants
Boat ride on the Seine River and a 2-day trip to Normandy
French Language Study in Paris, FranceIs there anything better than spending a summer in Paris while studying abroad? This four-week intensive French language program for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students takes place for one month in Paris, the beautiful capital city of France.
Students will have free time in which they can take weekend excursions to a variety of locations. There will also be opportunities for guided walking tours of Paris and a cruise on the Seine.
Students can enroll in beginner (FREN 110) to advanced French language classes (FREN 460/462). Prior to departure, students take an online placement exam and are placed at the appropriate level of study for onsite courses. Classes take place at the Alliance Francaise (AF) from 9am to 1pm every week (Monday - Friday), plus an afternoon session twice a week from 1:30-4:30pm, and are supplemented by cultural activities.
The methodology adopted by their qualified and experienced teachers is interactive and dynamic using innovative technologies. Courses are structured around the four fundamental competencies : oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral production, written production.
Summer 2011 Participants on Normandy Beach
Summer 2010 Participants at Montmartre
Summer 2009 Program Participants
Summer 2008 Program Participants
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Paris for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Paris for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
The Center for Gobal Education Program Fee includes:
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
How to Apply
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.