Many great advances in civilization began in France—Gothic architecture, the code of chivalry, the Enlightenment, and the science of gastronomy among them. France retains some influence in its former colonies in Africa and Asia and is a major force in the European Union.
|Location||Paris or Nantes, France|
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||4 semesters of French|
Paris French Studies: Choose from courses in French language and area studies including business, economics and the humanities. Enrollment in regular French university courses is available with advanced French language skills. Additional academic background is required to enroll at some French institutions. Internships are available in business, non-governmental organizations, journalism and education. Instruction is conducted entirely in French by French faculty.
Nantes: Choose from courses in French language and area studies, including economics, political science and the humanities. Enrollment in regular French university courses is available with advanced French language skills. Additional academic background is required to enroll at other French institutions. Teaching assistant internships in local schools are available. Instruction is in French by French faculty.
Typical credits: 30 for academic year; 15 for fall or spring semester.
Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.
The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:
|Fall 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021||TBD||TBD|
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Add International Health Insurance
Multiply the number of months you will be away by $45.
Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction
Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.
Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See the IES website for term options|
|Track Name||See the IES website for track name|
|Country||Select the country of your program location|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
You do not need to print out the Authorization and Evaluation form. Once your application is complete, we can electronically authorize your application with IES.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toJackie Gmiterko or call at 612.626.4523.