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CofC in Provence, France 2017: French Language, Literature, and Culture

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2017
Program Starts: May 15, 2017
Program Ends: Jun 07, 2017
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,415
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
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What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- 2 meals/day
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- 1 meal/day
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for six credits is $2,844 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for six credits is $3,696 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.
Program Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please note that applications are due by 10 pm on March 15!


Students take the following courses:

FREN 360: French Language Study Abroad - 3 credits
LTFR 250: Francophone Literature of Dissent during French Colonization - 3 credits


Students will stay at the Domaine de Petite in Grans, outside of Salon de Provence. They will be provided with 2 meals/day and packed lunches/dinners during excursions. It is a beautiful area of Provence which allows for easy access to the most interesting sites in the region. The visits will concentrate on the Vaucluse and Bouches-de-Rhone. Based on enrollment, we will travel in a small bus. Our visits include landmarks such as Le Pont du Gars, Le Palais des Papes in Avignon, St. Remy de Provence, Les-Baux-de-Provence, Arles, Nimes, Cassis and Aix en Provence.

Classes will be held in the morning. FREN 360 will help students appreciate the complex history of the region by keeping a daily journal in French of all the cities and specific sites visited as well as being a guide for one of those visits. Students will draw a topic during the second meeting in early March, do some research before departure, and have all the material ready to present while in Provence.

LTFR 250 is offered in English translation. As a survey course, it will satisfy one of the requirements of International Studies and Comparative Literature concentration/minor. All material necessary will be uploaded on OAKS (including articles, short stories, excerpts/chapters of novels, quizzes, lectures, maps, etc.). Our time in the classroom will be dedicate to discussing the short stories/novels/articles/movies required for the course.

This program involves walking for long periods of time on a daily basis.


Dr. Martine Cuvillier-Hiers
Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies

Dr. Hiers has directed and co-directed several programs in France including the semester program in La Rochelle, France in 2008 and 2015, the Paris program summer 2012 and 2013, and the Provence program in 2015. Dr. Hiers has taught both courses in the past.

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