Center for International Services & Programs

CSU in France

French Language and Culture Program
May 29- June 24, 2016

Program Description

Academic Program

Cultural Program/Tentative Itinerary



Financial Aid





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Join us in Rouen, Normandy, the cradle of French impressionism and in Paris, the City of Lights, for a four week program devoted to French culture, cuisine and communication.

Academic Program

Students earn 5 credits at the undergraduate level during the first three weeks which will be spent on a French language and culture program organized in collaboration with the University of Rouen's Campus d'Été followed by a 5-day stay in Paris. Students are also required to attend class sessions on the CSU main campus on May 18, 20, 22, and 25.  Credits earned through this program can enable French majors to complete their major capstone requirement (with an additional credit) or fulfill their other requirements. Students enrolled in other majors can also complete credits toward a minor in French or add electives.

FRN 240/340 Field Study (3 credits) or FRN 434 Capstone (4 credits)

• Pre-trip courses which include orientation information will be taught on the CSU campus on May 18, 20, 22, and 25.

• May 29 -  June 19 in Rouen;  June 19- 24 in Paris

FRN 293/393 Intermediate or Advanced French Language (2 credits at the University of Rouen)

Program Fee

The estimated cost is $5,400 plus 3 credits of CSU tuition (summer 2016) or 4 credits if completing the French major capstone.

Round-trip airfare
Full room and board in Rouen (homestay)
Accommodation in Paris and most meals
Excursions, museum pass
All in-Country transportation (including a 4 day Paris metro pass)
2 credits at the University of Rouen

The cost does not include CSU tuition for the 3-4 credits. To view the current tuition rates, go to  . The cost may change due to increases in airfare and/or the exchange rate. Students should budget an additional $250 - $350 for meals not included in the program fee. Students are also responsible for passport or visa fees, health insurance, and personal souvenir purchases and sightseeing.


Billing and Payments

The $5,400 cost is broken down into 3 payments:

$250 payment due with application on Feb 12th (see application form for instructions on how to make this payment). This deposit is non-refundable.

$2,575  This charge will be posted to your Treasury Services account after your acceptance. Payment deadline April 8.

$2,575  for remainder of program fee. This charge will be posted to your Treasury Services account after your acceptance. Payment deadline May 11.

Tuition for the additional 3 or 4 credits of CSU coursework must be paid prior to departure for France or student must be enrolled in a summer budget payment plan.

You make payments toward these charges just like you would for tuition, electronically through Campusnet or by cash/check through the Cashier’s Desk in Main Classroom. If your program fees are not paid by the due dates indicated above, you may be removed from the program. The tuition cost for the 3-4 credits of French is assessed to your CSU account at the time of registration in the course through CampusNet.

Students should contact the CISP or the program director immediately if they find themselves in financial difficulty and/or are unable to meet a payment deadline.

Financial Aid

Students may use summer financial aid to pay for all CSU fees except the deposit. Summer financial aid is usually whatever aid is left over after the fall and spring semesters. This aid is usually in the form of loans like the Perkins, not grants. Students can apply for independent loans through private lenders or by talking with a representative from All-in-One in MC 116.

If you have any questions about using financial aid towards the program fee, please contact the Center for International Services and Programs.


There is a scholarship available to students. Eligible students can apply for the CISP Study Abroad Scholarship (click on the link to see the eligibility requirements for the scholarship as well as download the application form). Additionally, all students from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (majors) who enroll in the program will be awarded a summer CLASS Dean's Scholarship in the amount of $500.


Applicants must have completed one year of college-level French or equivalent by the time of departure. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required; minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

At the time of application, the applicant must have completed two semesters at CSU if a first year student, and one semester if a transfer or graduate student. Student sust also have no financial holds on their Treasury Services account and have no current or previous infractions of the Student Code of Conduct that would prevent successful study abroad participation.

All applications must be approved by the Program Director and the Center for International Services and Programs.


The program application and deposit receipt are due no later than February 26, 2016 to confirm your participation. To make the program deposit of $250, take the application form and your payment to the Cashier’s Desk on the First Floor of the Main Classroom (MC 115) . You will receive a receipt that you must attach and turn in with your application. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
PDF iconFRN 16 ApplicationFILLABLE.pdf


Dr. Tama Engelking
Faculty Director
Professor of French in the Department of World Languages, Literature and Cultures
Rhodes Tower 1623

Julie Good
Manager of Education Abroad
Center for International Services and Programs
MC 412