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  • Locations: Montpellier, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring - Short-term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring - Short-term 2019 10/31/2018 ** N/A 05/03/2019 05/25/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
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Housing: Dorm Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Judith Emerson Sponsoring College: College of Education
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Field Experiences in France - Culture, Language & Education
May 3 - May 25, 2019
Program Director Contact Info: Program Director: Dr. Judith Emerson | CEHD 868 | (404) 413-8444 | jemerson@gsu.edu

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 may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France The student teaching abroad opportunity will take place in Montpellier, France. The purpose of the Field Experiences in France-Culture, Language & Education is to provide an international opportunity for students to apply their teaching and manual communication skills in a supervised educational setting. The major goals of the program are to:

  • become acquainted with French language and culture (40 hours of formal instruction);
  • learn about the structure of schools in France, their place in the community, and the issues facing students, educators, families and schools;
  • participate in the full life of schools in a French context, including extra-curricular activities, and a variety of activities involving faculty members;
  • apply skills, knowledge, technological tools, and beliefs learned in the teacher education program and ASL courses in an international classroom setting;
  • use principles, materials, and methods of teaching in a manner that fosters cognitive and affective growth for students;
  • partner with French teachers and develop communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills that enhance teaching and the ability to communicate with individuals who are deaf;
  • observe, interact with, and learn from school and community personnel, including teachers, media specialists, counselors, social workers, caregivers, and administrators


Versailles Palace There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

May 3: Depart Atlanta -- arrive in Montpellier, France on May 4
May 4: Program orientation and tour of Montpellier
May 9: Begin French language/culture classes
May 10: Cultural immersion experiences
May 12: Field experiences in schools and activity planning with peers
May 19: Cultural immersion experiences
May 25: Depart for Atlanta from Paris

Accommodations

Participants will stay in a comfortable dormitory in Montpellier, France. Each unit is equipped with a kitchenette, student desk, and private bathroom with laundry facilities on site as well as a student study area. The dormitory is in the city center and public transportation is within a short walk. Accommodations for at least one night in Paris will also be included.
GSU Study Abroad Field Experience in FranceThe program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University who are enrolled in Students must be enrolled in ASL 2001, ASL 2002, EXC 4920 or EXC 7940 during the Spring 2019 semester. This course begins in the Spring 2019 semester and concludes during Maymester 2019. No additional course credit will be earned. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits. Preference will be given to students in the College of Education and Human Development. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Directors.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • 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 cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,800, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Travel between cities
  • Transportation for program-related activities
  • 40-hour course of instruction in French language/culture
  • Some meals
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Entrance fees for museums
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
October 15, 2018: $500 deposit
November 15, 2018: $2,000 payment
Early December 2018: Program cost charged to PAWs
Early January 2019: $1,300 Remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for spring semester

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
GSU Study Abroad Field Experience in France Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Long distance walking
  • Sun exposure

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Louvre Museum in Paris, France Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu