Program: Students have the opportunity to experience French culture and study French language, history, and civilization while taking classes in American, British, and Southern literature, history, culture and some economics taught in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students with advanced language competencies may elect to take courses conducted in French in other disciplines.
UVSQ is located in Guyancourt, one of the new towns of Paris, just west of the city. UVSQ is a leading institution dedicated to multidisciplinary research and is, like GSU, committed to international programs and exchanges. Trains connect students with Paris and other parts of France. The UVSQ website features multiple videos and links for further information: http://www.uvsq.fr/welcome/ The International Relations office at UVSQ offers additional guidance: http://www.uvsq.fr/international/
Through formal agreements with UVSQ, Georgia State University provides students with an opportunity to spend one semester (fall or spring) or a full academic year studying in France as a part of their GSU academic degree program.
Eligibility: Students should be at least at the junior level or graduate students and must be in good academic standing. All majors in the College of Arts & Sciences are welcome to apply. GPA requirement is 2.5 for undergraduates (3.0 for graduate students) and three semesters of French are recommended before enrollment.
*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.
Courses and Credit: Students will earn Georgia State University credit for their courses. American and British literature and history classes are available in English. French language, culture and civilization studies for non-native speakers are available from the Institute des Langue et des Études Internationales (ILEL) and the Centres de ressources en langues (CEREL).
Accommodations: La Residence Vauban at Guyancourt is a dormitory on campus that offers both studio and double apartments. Apartments are furnished similar to those in the GSU Commons. Other residences under CROUS are available at a 20-30 minute train commute to campus. Costs range from $450-700 per month.
Costs: Regular Georgia State University tuition and fees, please see Tuition Rates plus mandatory international medical insurance. Students are responsible for airfare, lodging ($450-700 per month), food ($200-300 per month), transportation to campus and around Paris ($75-200), and personal expenses. Additional costs associated with the exchange (passport, VISA,* Residence Permit, French National Health Insurance) may total $500-650. *The VISA application requires evidence of funds to be available during the time of study, approximately $820 per month.
Contact: Dr. Pearl McHaney, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences
Office: English Department, 2316 25 Park Place