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Intensive French in Dijon (Summer 2015)

Study French in the heart of Burgundy.

Every two years, Augustana conducts a six-week summer program in France with intensive study of the French language, civilization, and literature at the l'Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. During the stay at the university, students enjoy a wide range of cultural activities both on campus and in the community, and often spend additional time traveling in France.  Students on the 2013 program will have the option to live either in university housing or to join a family for a home stay experience.

Eligibility: Students at any level of French, including no prior study of French, are eligible.  Coursework is offered at the 100, 200 and 300  level.  This program is open to Augustana and non-Augustana students.  Non-Augustana students should contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Programs for information on how to apply.  Non-Augustana students may apply through February 15th for this program.

Courses:   All students will receive 6 credits of French. Students at the 100 level will receive 6 credits of French language, while those at the 200 levels will receive six credits divided between Culture & Civilization (3 credits: either 210 or 310) and Language (Intermediate 221-222-223 or Advanced 321-322-323). On-site placement will determine the appropriate language level for all participants. Students who receive credit for French 310 will also receive a PP learning perspective for this course.

Dates: TBA-- Typically the final week of June through the first week of August.

Cost: A tentative program fee is set at $5,800 for the summer of 2015.  This fee includes in-country ground transportation, housing in the university residence halls, tuition, fees, health insurance, several group meals in Dijon and two overnight excursions (Paris & the Loire Valley).  For an additional fee students will be able to live with a family.  The homestay option includes 2 meals a day.  Not included in the cost of the program are round trip airfare to Paris, non-group (or non-homestay) meals and discretionary spending.

Financial Aid:  As this program occurs in the summer, the college is unable to offer financial assistance in the form of tuition reduction scholarships.  However, this program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 6 terms or 60 credits (junior status) or higher at the time of departure.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.  This program is also eligible, as a language immersion program, for Freistat Grants of up to an additional $2,000.  Students should visit this website to find out more about the Freistat Grant for Language Immersion.

Contact: Dr. Chadia Chambers-Samadi (2015 Program Director) or Dr. Charles Rice-Davis (2016 Director)