French Studies in Tours
"I believe that my journey to France through Georgia State has lessened my fear of leaving my cultural comfort zone and, consequently, enables me to take risks of relocation should my future career require me to." - Priscilla, Summer 2015
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The French Studies Abroad Program in Tours will consist of an intensive three-week period of study and seven days of orientation and extracurricular travel. It will offer students at the intermediate and advanced levels an opportunity to further their knowledge of French language, literature and culture in a rich cultural environment and a rigorous academic setting. The program should be of particular interest to undergraduates at the intermediate level seeking to fulfill their foreign language requirement as well as to advanced undergraduates minoring or majoring in French. Graduate students should contact the program director concerning the possibility of obtaining graduate credits.
Leave Atlanta for Paris - May 23
Arrive in Paris - May 24
Leave Paris for Tours; arrive in Tours same day - May 27
Leave Tours for Roissy (Paris Airport) - June 17
Leave Roissy for Atlanta - June 18
The program is open to undergraduate students who will have completed at least French 1002 by the end of the Spring semester. To qualify, students must have a GPA of 3.0 and an average of at least a B in their French courses. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
The program will be located in Tours, in the heart of the Loire Valley. Students will live with carefully selected French families, who will provide lodgings and two meals a day. Weekend and afternoon/ evening excursions will be organized to a number of famed Loire châteaux within easy reach of Tours. A visit to Mont St. Michel and a spectacular son et lumière are also planned. The first four days will be spent in Paris.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
CREDITS AND COURSES
Please note: in addition to applying for this program, you must also register for the program course in GoSOLAR. Students will take two courses centered on language and culture, for a total of six credits. Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students will be able to sign up for a literature course taught by the program director. The courses will be adapted to the level of proficiency reached by the student participating in the program. The language courses will be taken at the prestigious Institut de Touraine, in classes of no more than fifteen students. The latest technical laboratory equipment will be at their disposal. Please see Program Director for more information. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,495 in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees.
Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
PROGRAM COST INCLUDES
PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Room and board in Tours (except lunch)
- Hotel accommodations
- All expenses in Paris
- All land travel
- Tuition at the Institut de Touraine
- All excursions
- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Round-trip airfare and excess baggage charges
- Personal expenses
February 22, 2017 - $495 deposit (refunded if student is not accepted into the program)
March 1, 2017 - $1,500 payment
April 1, 2017 - $1,500 remaining balance
(All payments are non-refundable upon receipt except as noted above)
PROGRAM DEPOSIT PAYMENTS
Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS. Please contact your program director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
PROGRAM PAYMENTS & REMAINING PROGRAM BALANCE
Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account. Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/funding-study-abroad or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 to learn more about scholarships & financial aid for study abroad.
Students interested in applying should click the "Apply Now" button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application.
Transient Students Please see the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page: mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/how-to-apply
International Students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Program Director: Dr. Robin Huff
Office Address: 834 Langdale Hall