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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017
05/28/2017 07/01/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Home-stay, Research
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: Department of French and Italian

Academic Focus: French Studies: Language, Literature and Culture. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Eligibility Requirements: Two semesters of college-level French or equivalent. Minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university.

Program Dates: May 28 - July 1, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is March 1.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with the results within two weeks after submitting their completed application.

Program Information: The French Studies Summer in Paris Program, under the auspices of the Department of French and Italian, offers intensive immersion study in Paris. Students take courses at Reid Hall University Center in Paris; they visit and report on historic sites, museums, and theatrical performances; and, of course, they check out local cafés and restaurants. Excursions outside Paris include the cathedrals of Chartres, a two-day exploration of the chateaux of the Loire Valley, and a visit to Monet's house in Giverny. Curriculum, housing arrangements, and excursions are designed to build proficiency in French and to increase knowledge of French customs and institutions.

Courses: The course of study is on intermediate and advanced levels. All program participants are required to select two courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. The French classes are taught only in French. Students can earn credit for two courses in French, fulfilling the Emory College Foreign Language Requirement. French 312 and French 488 count toward the major or minor in French.

The French Studies Summer in Paris is unique precisely for the reason that this program is completely dependent on the context of the overseas site for all aspects of all four courses offered. Conversation, language, history and theater, all are based on the surroundings, each is about Paris and France and the people who live there. Increasing student sensitivity to and appreciation for cultural diversity and richness is also key. Students are in an environment that uniquely supports this learning, developing real language fluency that will enrich the rest of their lives.

FREN 205: Practical Conversation
Description: 4 credit hours. (Catherine Dana)

FREN 213: Exploring the Cultural Unknown
Description: 4 credit hours. (Lilia Coropceanu)

FREN 312: History of France
Description: 4 credit hours. (Catherine Dana)

FREN 488: French Theatre
Description: 4 credit hours. (Lilia Coropceanu)

Learn more about the French Studies Program on the program blog:

Living Arrangements: Students will live in private homes with French families.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see  Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Orientation: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students


Catherine Dana, Program Director, Department of French & Italian,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,

This program is currently not accepting applications.