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GSU - French Studies in Tours
Tours, France
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3 Housing: Home Stay
Language of Instruction: French Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Robin Huff Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Modern and Classical Languages Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

The Program: 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.

Eligibility: The program is open to 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.

*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: During the three-week study period, 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. They will be multi-listed accordingly. In terms of content, level of difficulty, contact hours, student involvement and grading, the courses will be essentially similar to the courses taught on campus at Georgia State University. 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.

Accommodations: 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.

Tentative Itinerary
May 20  Leave Atlanta for Paris
May 21  Arrive in Paris
May 24  Leave Paris for Tours
June 15  Leave Tours for Roissy (Paris Airport)

June 16  Leave Roissy for Atlanta

Costs: Program fee of $3,495*; tuition for 6 credit hours, please see
Tuition Rates; and mandatory student fees (only the BOR Institutional fee and Technology fee).

If you are a non-GA resident student, you will receive the in-state tuition rate for the study abroad course. There is a $250 fee attached to this study abroad in-state tuition waiver. This waiver does not happen automatically. Please first register for the course and then let your Program Director know you are a non-GA resident.

*Program fee includes
- 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

**Program fee does NOT include
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Round-trip airfare and excess baggage charges
- Passport
- Personal expenses

Payment Schedule 
(February 1, 2014) – $495 deposit with application (refunded if student is not accepted into the program)
(March 1, 2013 – $1500 payment
(March 31, 2013) – $ 1500 remaining balance



Dr. Robin Huff, Department of Modern and Classical Language, College of Arts & Sciences


Office Phone: 404-413-6393
Home Phone: 707-992-7464


This program is currently not accepting applications.