Gordon's Department of Language and Linguistics recommends CIEE's programs in France for students studying French. French minors are required to study abroad for one semester and encouraged to study for the full year.
CIEE's three program locations have different concentrations and students are advised to consult their French advisor as they examine the options. The available locations are:
PARIS CIEE offers different two different program opportunities in Paris.
Critical & Francophone Studies examines French art, society and culture:
The Contemporary French Studies program allows beginning and intermediate students an entryway into the political, social, and cultural complexity of contemporary France:
RENNES lies in the heart of Brittany and offers students an opportunity to discover not only contemporary France but also its Celtic traditions and history. The Rennes Liberal Arts program enables students to:
TOULOUSE is home to one of Europe's oldest universities and one of France's premier business schools. The Business & Culture program offers students the opportunity to take courses at one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools, and pursue an internship with a local or international company while living in a region of France with a rich cultural heritage. Students can:
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Students wishing to apply for CIEE must:
Upon arrival, students take a placement exam. Students who place below the advanced level may be required to enroll in an additional language course for advanced or intermediate composition.
In general, students take a minimum of one required French language course and four elective courses. These electives can include CIEE courses, regular university courses, and internship opportunities.
The Global Education Office will work with Student Financial Services to reassess each applicant's institutional aid for their off-campus semester. Institutional aid includes Gordon-awarded merit scholarships and grants, honors program awards, and major-or department-specific awards. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Factors in the reassessment process include financial need, GEO program flexibility within your major/minor, and program cost. SFS will provide a breakdown of costs to each student after approval has been issued by the GEO
The following is included:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES & DEADLINES
All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Fall and Spring seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.
After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. See CIEE France's website for more information on applications and deadlines.