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Semester in France

The Department of French and Italian in partnership with the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France, now offers a semester in France on the block plan, called “CC in France.”

Participating students must apply through the department and have a minimum level of FrenchInstitut equivalent to 101. In mid-January, the selected students will meet in Paris to take a special shuttle to Tours. In Tours, they will stay with a host family and spend blocks 5 and 6 in language classes offered by the Institut de Touraine (founded in 1897) with their instructors. All students take a placement test upon entering the Institut, and CC students will be placed according to their level in courses with other international students.  CC professors will teach 300-level courses in blocks 7 & 8 (varies from year to year).  The Institut will rent classroom space to CC for those two blocks. In addition, the Institut will provide 2 full-day excursions to significant historic sites in the region (led by a professor from the University François Rabelais with expertise in the appropriate field), 2 half-day excursions, and 4 workshops of French cooking and gastronomy.

Students will receive 4 CC units of credit for the semester in France. All four blocks will be accepted towards a major or minor in French and Francophone Studies, or for the Romance Languages major or minor. Students can also fulfill the foreign language requirement with this semester.


1.  Preregister in block 7;
2.  Complete the application online through Summit (International Programs)
3   Interview with the program director in the fall semester;

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Cultural Studies in Francophone West Africa

2006(Summer Schedule)

This course offers an analytical study of novels and films of various Senegalese authors and scholars. This includes the study of the modes of representations of cultural and sociopolitical issues and realities in Senegal and the Francophone area in general. Amongst the studied authors figure works of Senghor, Sembene Ousmane, Djibril Diop M., Aminata Sow Fall, Mariama Ba, Ken Bougoul and others. The course will also critically examine the current status of the West African Francophone region within the frame of existing cultural globalizing processes.

2007Field trips, field research, African dance, and Jembe sessions will be part of the academic and cultural assignments and offerings.

GS107 Wolof language and African culture studies no prerequisites, 2 CC units

FR207 Intermediate French and Cultural Studies prerequisite: FR101 or equivalent, 2 CC units

FR327/CO200 emphasizes French/Francophone literature, politics, and culture studies (taught in English with a French option) 2 CC units

Program fees and expenses:
Two blocks of tuition: $2675 per block. Students are eligible to use their wild card for one block.
Program Fee: $4,000. Includes Lodging, Food, and Field Trips in Senegal; does NOT include airfare; department scholarship funds may be available.

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Summer in Senegal video:  Visite des Etudiants Américains à Ensup Afrique