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Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: French
Housing Options: Host Family Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class/Credit Status: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Cultural Studies, French
Program Model: JWU Term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Program Manager
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
 
French Language & Culture Immersion
 
LCI France 1
HOST
Accent Francais, Montpellier

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
March 4 Arrive Montpellier
May 12 Depart Program

GROUP SIZE
Unlimited enrollment - all students who qualify for this program can participate.
 
 
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
Situated in the south of France just 15 minutes from the beach, Montpellier awaits you with a genuine Mediterranean feel. The city is home to more than 80,000 students, but it is more than just a university town. Tourists and students from all over the world fall in love with Montpellier and its winding, medieval streets, the tramway, the pedestrian-only historic city centre, and the many bars, terraces, and boutiques. There is no better way to acquire a language than by immersing yourself in the culture, traditions and sounds of your chosen language. Whether studying in your language institute, speaking with your host family over dinner, or browsing the local shops, you will quickly find you are thinking and speaking in your destination's language in a way you never thought you could. The intensive language course is delivered in the target language by the host school, concentrating on a new skill each day according to students' individual skill level. Class sizes are kept small, and you have opportunities to interact with international students from all over the world who are also studying French. Multi-lingual individuals are highly sought after in today's global business community. Become one of these individuals and have the experience of a lifetime.  

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 9 quarter credits
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above. Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad.  Successfully passed courses and grades will be applied to the JWU transcript.  The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.

LCI France 2Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.

JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
None. The host can accommodate all learning levels from beginner to advanced.

Non-JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
None. The host can accommodate all learning levels from beginner to advanced.


ACADEMIC FORMAT
JWU Study Abroad staff coordinate pre-departure information. JWU staff does not travel with the students and program supervision is provided on site by the host institute.  The host institute delivers all academic content and is responsible for assessing your academic performance and awarding your final grade according to the host country’s grading scale. Upon completion of your studies abroad, your transcript will be sent to JWU. If necessary, JWU will translate your grade into the U.S. equivalent for incorporation into your GPA. 

JWU Study Abroad and the host will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

The immersive language learning environment requires that all instruction is given in the target language. No English will be used in the French classes.  You will be tested upon arrival for correct individual placement into the language level most appropriate for you.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 20-25 hours per week. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.
 
PROGRAM MANAGER
Elizabeth Allsworth
elizabeth.allsworth@jwu.edu
401-598-3044

LCI France 3 SAMPLE EXCURSIONS
Half-day excursion to Nîmes
Half-day excursion to St. Guilhem le Desert
Full-day excursion to Marselle or Avignon 

HOUSING
A host family with your own private bedroom and a shared bathroom.  Host families can be large or small, young or old, single adults or multigenerational.  The volunteer families have been selected, trained and monitored by the host school who provide this service to their larger student body.  While the host may be housing another international student, JWU students will not be housed with other JWU students in the same host family.
 
 
MEALS
Breakfast and dinner included.

FLIGHTS
Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you, usually 4 months prior to departure.


STUDENT CONDUCT
You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

ORIENTATION
Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.