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France Spring Semester

Dates

January 14 – May 18, 2019

Cost

$8,600 (Dorm) or $9,600 (Homestay) + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

French Language, Literature & Culture, Honors

Deadlines

Oct. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Oct. 15 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS France Spring Semester in Caen provides an ideal setting for you to experience French art, culture, history, and language. Caen is located two hours from Paris (easily accessible by train), fifteen minutes from the English Channel, ten minutes from France’s northern beaches, and on the road to famous Mont Saint-Michel. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, Caen and its environs are dotted with abbeys, castles, universities and other medieval dwellings. You will study at the Centre d’Enseignement du Francais pour Entrangers (CEFE) at the Universite de Caen. You may enroll in a variety of French-language courses (all levels offered) and have the option of residing with a French homestay family or staying in a university dorm.

Language Requirement: None, the program is open to participants at all French-language levels. French required only for upper level French classes.

Accommodations: Dorm or Homestay, 1 person per accommodation.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation in December. See Orientation for more information.

Program Coordinator: Rebekah Golla

Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours and are taught in French with the exception of the Honors courses. Honors courses are taught in English. You may enroll in 4-5 courses for a total of 15 course credits.

FREN 101: Elementary French I

A beginning course designed to teach the four basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on speaking and understanding as well as on cultural aspects of France.

FREN 102: Elementary French II

A beginning course designed to teach the four basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on speaking and understanding as well as on cultural aspects of France.

FREN 201: Intermediate French I

Expansion of grammatical knowledge and practice in oral and written expression.

FREN 202: Intermediate French II

Continuation of oral and written practice, vocabulary building and introduction to the reading of literary and cultural texts.

FREN 306: Experiencing French Abroad

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program.

FREN 314: Introduction to French Literature

This course is intended to develop adequate reading skills to enable the you to succeed in literature courses. Texts from theatre, poetry, short stories and selections from novels will be read.

FREN 320: French Grammar and Composition

A comprehensive study of French grammar based on classroom explanation and drill and written translation of texts especially prepared to illustrate grammar under discussion.

FREN 321: French Conversation

Exercises in pronunciation, comprehension and composition. Thorough review of language usage. Ample opportunity for conversation.

FREN 323: French Civilization and Culture

Readings, discussion, lectures, films, oral and written reports on different aspects of France and its people and culture.

FREN 328: French Diction and Pronunciation

Mastery of fluent French diction and pronunciation through intensive practice with sounds, stress, rhythm, linking, phrasing, and intonation.

FREN 420: Advanced French Composition and Stylistics

Creative self-expression in written French, refinement of grammatical understanding, introduction to the art of translation and an examination of selected texts to study stylistic devices.

FREN 421: Advanced French Conversation

Free classroom discussion on assigned topics and reports on newspaper and magazine articles of current interest. Special attention will be paid to idiomatic expressions.

FREN 427: Francophone Culture

Course deals with various aspects of French culture, including oral literature.

HON 490 (1) Honors: Economic Integration in Europe

Focuses on international relations in a broad meaning. You examine questions of international trade as well as questions of political, strategic, cultural matters, among others.

HON 490 (2) Honors: Modern French Literature

A course in French literature based on the works of three famous Norman authors and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner, Patrick Modiano. You will be invited to establish the links between the works on the reading list and the culture and history of 19th-and-early-20th-century France.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $8,600 – $9,600 + airfare

Earn up to 15 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Paris

Accommodations

Two Meals per Weekday / Breakfast (Homestay)

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks, passport fees (approx. $135), visa (approx. $240), one meal per weekday & weekend meals, personal expenses (approx. $600/month), independent travel ($1500, optional), refundable housing deposit for University of Caen dorm (200 Euros) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,500 – $1,600

The France Spring Semester program offers a group flight option where you can travel to your program location with other students. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. All group flights will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own round-trip airfare.

Flights to France are typically overnight flights. Return flights from France to the USA are typically the same day.Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

Visa

Estimated Cost:  $240

You will need to purchase a student visa for the France Spring Semester program. To secure a student visa, you will need to make an appointment at the French Consulate in Chicago, Atlanta or Washington D.C. depending on your state residency (budget accordingly for this trip).  KIIS will assist you with the visa process with very specific steps. Please complete all required steps emailed to you on time to avoid delays in your application. For more information, visit Passports & Visas.

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Dates

January 14 – May 18, 2019

Cost

$8,600 (Dorm) or $9,600 (Homestay) + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

French Language, Literature & Culture, Honors

Deadlines

Oct. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Oct. 15 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS France Spring Semester in Caen provides an ideal setting for you to experience French art, culture, history, and language. Caen is located two hours from Paris (easily accessible by train), fifteen minutes from the English Channel, ten minutes from France’s northern beaches, and on the road to famous Mont Saint-Michel. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, Caen and its environs are dotted with abbeys, castles, universities and other medieval dwellings. You will study at the Centre d’Enseignement du Francais pour Entrangers (CEFE) at the Universite de Caen. You may enroll in a variety of French-language courses (all levels offered) and have the option of residing with a French homestay family or staying in a university dorm.

Language Requirement: None, the program is open to participants at all French-language levels. French required only for upper level French classes.

Accommodations: Dorm or Homestay, 1 person per accommodation.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation in December. See Orientation for more information.

Program Coordinator: Rebekah Golla

Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours and are taught in French with the exception of the Honors courses. Honors courses are taught in English. You may enroll in 4-5 courses for a total of 15 course credits.

FREN 101: Elementary French I

A beginning course designed to teach the four basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on speaking and understanding as well as on cultural aspects of France.

FREN 102: Elementary French II

A beginning course designed to teach the four basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on speaking and understanding as well as on cultural aspects of France.

FREN 201: Intermediate French I

Expansion of grammatical knowledge and practice in oral and written expression.

FREN 202: Intermediate French II

Continuation of oral and written practice, vocabulary building and introduction to the reading of literary and cultural texts.

FREN 306: Experiencing French Abroad

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program.

FREN 314: Introduction to French Literature

This course is intended to develop adequate reading skills to enable the you to succeed in literature courses. Texts from theatre, poetry, short stories and selections from novels will be read.

FREN 320: French Grammar and Composition

A comprehensive study of French grammar based on classroom explanation and drill and written translation of texts especially prepared to illustrate grammar under discussion.

FREN 321: French Conversation

Exercises in pronunciation, comprehension and composition. Thorough review of language usage. Ample opportunity for conversation.

FREN 323: French Civilization and Culture

Readings, discussion, lectures, films, oral and written reports on different aspects of France and its people and culture.

FREN 328: French Diction and Pronunciation

Mastery of fluent French diction and pronunciation through intensive practice with sounds, stress, rhythm, linking, phrasing, and intonation.

FREN 420: Advanced French Composition and Stylistics

Creative self-expression in written French, refinement of grammatical understanding, introduction to the art of translation and an examination of selected texts to study stylistic devices.

FREN 421: Advanced French Conversation

Free classroom discussion on assigned topics and reports on newspaper and magazine articles of current interest. Special attention will be paid to idiomatic expressions.

FREN 427: Francophone Culture

Course deals with various aspects of French culture, including oral literature.

HON 490 (1) Honors: Economic Integration in Europe

Focuses on international relations in a broad meaning. You examine questions of international trade as well as questions of political, strategic, cultural matters, among others.

HON 490 (2) Honors: Modern French Literature

A course in French literature based on the works of three famous Norman authors and 2014 Nobel Prize Winner, Patrick Modiano. You will be invited to establish the links between the works on the reading list and the culture and history of 19th-and-early-20th-century France.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $8,600 – $9,600 + airfare

Earn up to 15 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Paris

Accommodations

Two Meals per Weekday / Breakfast (Homestay)

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks, passport fees (approx. $135), visa (approx. $240), one meal per weekday & weekend meals, personal expenses (approx. $600/month), independent travel ($1500, optional), refundable housing deposit for University of Caen dorm (200 Euros) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,500 – $1,600

The France Spring Semester program offers a group flight option where you can travel to your program location with other students. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. All group flights will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own round-trip airfare.

Flights to France are typically overnight flights. Return flights from France to the USA are typically the same day.Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

Visa

Estimated Cost:  $240

You will need to purchase a student visa for the France Spring Semester program. To secure a student visa, you will need to make an appointment at the French Consulate in Chicago, Atlanta or Washington D.C. depending on your state residency (budget accordingly for this trip).  KIIS will assist you with the visa process with very specific steps. Please complete all required steps emailed to you on time to avoid delays in your application. For more information, visit Passports & Visas.

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