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CofC in France 2018: Paris and Provence/Riviera: French Language, Literature, and Culture

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 15, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 10, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,940
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
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 and associated fees
- 1 meal/day
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description


Both courses are taught in English and satisfy general education requirements.

Students take the following courses:

FRCS 101: History and Culture of Provence/French Riviera - 3 credits
LTFR 250: Paris in Film and Literature- 3 credits


Students will be lodged in Mije in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris for the first 5 days. The course LTFR 250 will concentrate on Paris through film and literature. Visits of different sites discussed in selected literary works as well as major landmarks such as the Pantheon, The Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre and many museums are planned during this period. Each student will be given a specific arrondissement ahead of time and will discuss the major landmarks and historical events connected to this area. The second part of the trip will be in Provence where students will be lodged in the Domaine de Petite in Grans, outside of Salon de Provence. 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 the Bouche-du Rhône. Visits include landmarks such as the Pont du Gard, the "Palais des Papes" in Avignon, Saint-Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Nîmes, Cassis and Aix en Provence. FRCS 101 will help students appreciate the complex history of Provence and the Riviera by keeping a daily journal of all the cities and specific sites visited but also by being the guide for one of those visits. Students will draw a topic during their second meeting in early March, do some research before departure, and have all material ready to present while in Provence. Classes will be given in the morning. Lastly, the program will move to the Riviera - Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Juan les Pins, and Menton before heading back to Paris to return to the US.

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 for the French Department. Those programs were conducted in Lille, Paris, Tours, La Rochelle (semester-long program), and Provence. Dr. Hiers taught French courses in translation in Provence previously.

Dr. Lisa Signori
Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

Dr. Signori has directed and co-directed several programs in France for the French Department in Paris and Provence. She has also led two First Year Experience courses to Spain hiking the Camino de Santiago.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education(contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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