Program details: Experience the beauty of the French Riviera and the history and culture of Paris. Intensively hone your French in Nice and apply your skills by exploring France’s cultural heritage in Paris, the city many call “the cultural capital of the world.”
Students take classes from French teachers while living with a host family in Nice, providing them with an immersion experience. While on the Riviera, students will explore the old city of Nice; Monaco; Cannes; and other locations on the Côte d’Azur.
Students will also discover several Loire Valley châteaux: Amboise, Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, and Clos-Lucé. And then there’s Paris: the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Rodin museum, Sainte-Chapelle, Versailles, the Seine, and more. You’ll acquire lifelong memories! Information Sheet
Tentative dates: Students can choose one of three options:
Option 1: May 5 - June 2, 2013—Three weeks in Nice, one week in Paris, and a Loire Valley excursion (4-6 hours credit). Estimated participation fee: $2,995.
Option 2: May 24 - June 22, 2013—One week in Paris, a Loire Valley excursion, and three weeks in Nice (4-6 hours credit). Estimated participation fee: $2,995.
Option 3: May 5 - June 22, 2013—1 & 2 combined; six weeks in Nice, one week in Paris, and a Loire Valley excursion (7-9 hours credit). Estimated participation fee: $4,595.
Anticipated curriculum: French 1020 (4 credits), French 2010 (4 credits), French 202G (4 credits), French 490R (Art Appreciation and/or Introduction to Translation—3 credits), Language 291R (1 or 2 credits). Other courses may be offered upon consultation.
Participation fee covers: Classroom instruction and books in France, home stays in France, two meals a day in Nice, breakfasts in Paris and the Loire Valley, in-country transportation and lodging, entrance fees and excursions, international health insurance.
Participation fee does not cover: Round-trip airfare, UVU tuition (approx. $160 per credit hour), passport, Nice and day-trip lunches, Paris/Loire Valley lunches and dinners, discretionary spending.
Application deadline: December 14, 2012. Submit application, two letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you may be welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the participation fee will be higher and program space is limited. Application materials are available at International Study Programs in WB147 or here: Application, Letter of Reference, Program Payment Card, Application Payment Card.
Tuition Waivers: UVU Employee & Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers may be applied for up to six credits of ISP tuition.
Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility.
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.
Scholarships: Qualified participants may receive assistance from the Howard B. & Mary D. Nelson Endowed Scholarship for Language Studies. For an application click here.