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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Strasbourg France

Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: General Culture or Language Intensive


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

Recommended Courses:

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

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 with LC students staying in Nancy 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.

France, Strasbourg

48.579069; 7.766455