French Language & Culture
Students who travel to Aix-en-Provence in the south of France for this program get to experience a six-week study abroad program.
They live with a host family in one of the loveliest cities in France, travel on weekends to places near (Marseille is only 20 kilometers away) and far (students last year traveled to Morocco, Germany, Rome and Paris, among others sites), and complete two classes for six credits that will transfer to Susquehanna.
One will be a course in Women and Politics that the program director, Michele DeMary, will teach. For a second course, students can choose from courses in a variety of subjects including French, archaeology, art, creative writing and history.
This is a great opportunity for students who might like to study abroad for a semester but can only travel during the summer.
Location: Aix-en-Provence, France (with excursions to the Luberon Region, Moustiers Ste. Marie/Lac Ste. Croix, Marseille, Arles and Avignon)
Dates: June 6 - July 19, 2015
Prerequisite: Pre-departure meetings, readings, assignments, ideally at least one semester of French but willing beginners are welcomed.
Academic Credit: Six semester hours in France and two semester hours of reflection in the fall of 2015 at Susquehanna. Three semester hours in France will be fulfilled by a Women and Comparative Politics class taught by the program director, Michele DeMary. Students may fulfill the other three credits from a range of courses at IAU College or the associated Marchutz Art Institute. Courses in past summers have been offered in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, art, business, Arabic, French, history, literature, polticial science and psychology. See IAU's summer courses for a look at the range of courses that were offered during the summer of 2014.
This course and accompanying reflection course satisfy the GO requirement.
Majors of Interest: Open to any major but of particular interest to French minors, art majors, humanities/social sciences, political science/international studies, and education
Application: Online application available at mySU.
Cost: $8,400; includes airfare, activities, accommodation, and most meals.
Financial Aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program Director: Michele DeMary, Ph.D., associate professor of poltiical science