CIEE ParisParis, France
This Contemporary French Studies program through CIEE is focused on giving you a clear understanding of the political, social, and cultural complexity that characterizes contemporary France. In addition, you will take a 3 credit French Language course (level to be determined based on proficiency) with the goal of helping you achieve substantial, measurable improvement in your French language skills. This unique two-track program offers quality academic content for both beginners and intermediate students, tailored to fit your particular interests and abilities. Outside of classroom time, extracurricular activities and group excursions are organized throughout the semester. You will take neighborhoods walks and bike tours, and attend exhibits, film festivals, music and dance performances, and lectures. There are also day and weekend trips to areas of interest in and around the city.
A list of courses in English can be located on the CIEE Contemporary Studies in Paris website. In addition to a language course and electives during the semester, you will receive 3 credits for the language course during the orientation period. As per Amherst College academic policy, only liberal arts courses can be taken for credit (e.g. Intercultural Communication is not a liberal arts course, so would have to be taken above and beyond a full load of liberal arts courses).
Please apply online and see the flyer for more information. Cost for spring 2015 is $20,350 and Amherst financial aid can be applied to the fee. Dates are January 3 - May 9, 2015.Language(s) of instruction available: English, French
Program URL: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/france/paris/contemporary-french-studies/#programCourse
Research option: No
Types of accommodation: Homestay
Requires petition: No
Major(s): Anthropology, Architecture Studies, Art and the History of Art, English, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, French, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Social Sciences, Humanities
URL for program evaluations: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/study_abroad/evaluations