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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer (Round 2)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
French Language & Culture
Photo Credit: Michele DeMary
Offered Summer 2018!
approx: June 3-5 - July 15
Note: 10 spaces

About French Language and Culture:

The French Language and Culture program is perfect for students who wants to live with a host family and spend a substantial amount of time in getting to know one special part of the world but who don’t feel they can be away from campus for a whole semester.  Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French language through French courses and culture.  Through all of this, students who complete this program gain six academic credits that transfer back to SU.  
  • Prerequisite: Prefer one semester of French.
  • Receive 6 credits during this program
    • Take a course in Creative Writing and another in: Archaeology, Architectural Design, Art History, Communication Studies, Drawing, French Language and Literature, Painting, Peace Studies, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sculpture, Wine Studies
  • Financial aid: Need-based aid may be available
  • Program Director: Catherine Dent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Creative Writing
  • Check out student blogs: 20132013 and 2015 
  • Check out Aix-in-Provence's summer programs webpage
Student Quotes:
  • The Go French Language and Culture program in Aix - en - Provence is an extremely active program and you have the opportunity to meet a lot of people. This program gives you the opportunity to meet locals on a daily basis and you are constantly interacting with different people. The best part is that you also have the opportunity to either stay in your group or travel by yourself. The difference in this program from other GO Short programs is the amount of independence you have. Another key point in this program is that you don't have to know French to be successful. Aix, while it is a relatively small city, it has a lot of tourism and the shops and restaurants are really welcoming as long as you make the effort to communicate with them. I recommend this program to anyone in any major. It is a great six weeks in a beautiful city. --Emma Kirbis, 2017 program
  • Many people told me that when I'm in college that I should studying abroad. I never really got the concept why, until now. Having the opportunity to study in Aix en Provence, France for 6 weeks has changed me into a better individual. It helped change my worldview, sense of confidence, direction in life, made me more independent, improved my language abilities, and even my educational drive. Studying abroad is the single most effective way of changing how we view the world. Ça en vaut la peine! --Julie Vann, 2017 program
  • My GO Short program to Aix-en-Provence, France allowed me to have the best of both worlds: the cultural and language immersion of a semester long program without getting behind in my major. Studying abroad in a longer summer session gave me the opportunity to travel a bit on my own through Europe, and to really gain a sense of independence while living in a foreign country. --Krista White, 2017 program
About GO Short:

Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.

Group in france
group in garden
Photo Credits: Michele DeMary

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.