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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

France Strasbourg

Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Date: Fall: early September to late December. Spring: Mid-January to early June.
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: Language Intensive


FREN 202 with a 3.0 GPA or better and 3.0 GPA in language                                    

Campus Contact:

Isabelle DeMarte
Associate Professor of French
ext. 7426


Program Design:
The Strasbourg program focuses on the language, history and contemporary culture of France. Courses are taken with faculty in the IIEF (Institut International d’Études Françaises) at the Université de Strasbourg, and are also taught by other faculty from the Université de Strasbourg. An option for Political Science or International Affairs students is offered by faculty teaching at the IEP (Institut d’Études Politiques) of Strasbourg. In addition, it is possible for students with advanced French to enroll directly in courses at the Université de Strasbourg.  Independent studies, honors work and internship opportunities are also available. Students will reside with carefully chosen host families.  The program includes an orientation, local and regional excursions through Lewis & Clark College in France (LCCF), as well as a 5-day field trip to Paris, including museum excursions, a play, and other cultural activities.

Requirements Fulfilled:
Fulfills the overseas study requirement for the French Studies major and the overseas study requirement for the Foreign Languages major with French as the first language. This program also fulfills the two-course international studies requirement.

16 credits required per semester

Students are given a French language placement examination to determine course curriculum options, which vary according to students’ language levels.  Curriculum options vary according to students’ proficiency levels. Curriculum options vary according to students’ proficiency levels. Curriculum offered by the IIEF may include: French Language BlockFrench Regional CultureFrench Writing Workshop & Village ProjectFrench Civilisation or French LiteratureArts & Ideas, or Press Review in France. Students may also choose from a wide variety of courses offered by any of the regular departments or Facultés of the University of Strasbourg.

Relationship to On-Campus Curriculum:

    Recommended Courses:

ART 111: History of Western Art
HIST 120: Early European History
HIST 121: Modern European History 

  • General Information

    Passport Details:
    You will be required to email a high-resolution, color scan of your passport to the Overseas Office within 30 days of being accepted into a program. We recommend that you apply for a passport as early as possible. For more info, visit our Passport Resources page.

    Visa fees and requirements: A visa is required for this program.  You will be notified when it is time to apply and our office has received all of the necessary supporting documents. 

    Please make an appointment with Student Health Service to get an updated list of immunizations that are recommended or mandatory for this program. You may also be required to submit various test results (HIV, chest x-rays, etc.) as a part of your visa application.

    Students will be required to show proof of health insurance with coverage for international travel, as per the Affordable Care Act. Lewis & Clark College will provide supplemental travel insurance coverage through iNext.

    Fees To Plan For:
    Fees for the following items are not included in the comprehensive program fee:
    Passport fees
    Required photographs
    Visa fees
    Immunizations and health exams
    Transportation to city of departure
    Post-program travel

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