Summer Program in Paris at the Sorbonne, France
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Auburn University offers an exciting French-language immersion experience for all students—both undergraduate and graduate—and also for teachers of French. Students at all levels of French language are eligible to participate in this program. This year’s program will run from June 30 to August 1, 2020 in Paris, France.
Participants who have taken up to and including Intermediate French II (FLFR 2020) at Auburn may earn up to 6 semester hours of Auburn University credit in French courses. Students who have not had any French classes, or who are currently taking Elementary French (FLFR 1010/1020) may earn up to 8 semester hours of Auburn University credit in French courses.
All participants will be assessed by the faculty and staff of the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS-Sorbonne) and will be placed in courses at the appropriate level. Course work will include speaking, understanding, writing, and reading French, as well as cultural activities. Classes are held Monday through Friday, with morning and afternoon sessions. Courses will be taught at and by the faculty of the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS-Sorbonne) located in the heart of Paris, in the 14th arrondissement near the Tour Montparnasse and students must attend at least 90% of classes to receive credit.
For information about CCFS-SORBONNE, visit their website at www.ccfs-sorbonne.fr.
Extensive walking, cobblestone streets, stairs, taxi/bus/metro/train, uneven walkways, housed with host family.
All students are eligible to participate in this program.
Students will take a preliminary placement test on-line approximately one month before the departure date. This test is administered by the faculty of the CCFS-Sorbonne. Upon arrival in Paris, students may take another test to ensure accurate placement in courses.
- 15 March 2020: All applications must be received no later than March 15. Late applications will be considered on space-available basis only.
- 30 June 2020: Students are responsible for arriving in Paris on June 30. Normally, this means that students leaving the U.S. should plan to depart the U.S. on June 29 to allow for a June 30 arrival.
- 1 July 2020: Date classes begin
- 31 July 2020: Date classes and examinations end
- 1 August 2020: End date - all students must be out of the housing center
PAYMENT AND WITHDRAWAL DATES
- April 10: First ½ of Program Fee due to Bursar
- After April 17: Withdrawal with $1,000 penalty
- After May 5: Withdrawal with 50% refund
- May 8: Second ½ of Program Fee due to Bursar
- May 15: No refunds after this date
Students will take general language courses which take place Monday through Friday, with morning and afternoon sessions. All courses are taught in French.
Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered at this program location: Paris.PreApproved.Courses.Summer2019.pdf
Students who have not yet taken the FLFR 2010/2020 sequence at Auburn (the intermediate sequence) will receive 7 credit hours (for FLFR 2010 and FLFR 3000). These students will need to take FLFR 2020 and another FLFR 3000 at Auburn (Composition or Conversation) for the minor requirement in French. Students who have taken the FLFR 2010/2020 sequence and beyond will receive 6 credit hours.
Students may also obtain approval to take courses that are not pre-approved. Contact the Auburn Faculty Director for current course offerings.
For approximate program costs, download a copy of the LA.FLL.Paris.Budget.2020
*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.
Participants will stay in a convent housing center, Foyer de l’Enfant Jesus, where they will have an individual room and bathroom. Breakfast and access to kitchen is included in this housing center. Participants will also receive student cards from the CCFS-Sorbonne which will give them access to all French Government-subsidized student cafeterias and restaurants in the Paris area.
Paris is a beautiful and majestic city of history, culture, intellect, leisure, fashion, commerce, and government. Many of the riverbanks and neighborhoods retain their village atmosphere and invite visitors to stroll and sightsee. By day or by night, you can experience the special ambiance of the various Parisian quartiers as well as the many parks and gardens throughout the city. This program is situated in the 14th and 15th arrondissements of Montparnasse, renowned for its rich historic and artistic heritage. Adjacent to the Quartier Latin, the Jardin de Luxembourg, and Saint-Germain-des-Près, this left-bank neighborhood offers proximity to a wealth of artistic, cultural, and intellectual experiences.
Activity included in the program for no additional cost is an orientation tour conducted by the Program Directors.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program
- Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Faculty Directors listed at the top of the page.