France

Semester in France Program (French Minors Only)

Program Overview Dijon, France
George Fox University students may apply to study in France for one semester. The semester in France program is designed for students minoring in French or Romance languages. Students study in Dijon at CIEF, or in Paris at La Sorbonne, France, and live in local family homes while attending French language and civilization classes with students from 60 countries.

CIEF, Dijon Course Content
Students will register for courses based on their Oral Proficiency Interview taken prior to departure and on their placement exam taken on arrival at the Centre International d'Études Françaises (CIEF) at the University of Burgundy. Besides French language courses, students can take courses in French culture and civilization (cinema, theater, literature) or more advanced courses in history, art history, and literature. The CIEF also offers courses in business French.

Opportunities
The CIEF maintains a resource center for all students and offers social and cultural recreational activities. Throughout the semester, guided day excursions are organized in and around Burgundy as well as two- or three- day accompanied excursions to other areas of France (Additional fees will apply for the excursions).

La Sorbonne, Paris Course Content

Students will register for courses based on their Oral Proficiency Interview taken prior to departure and on their placement exam taken on arrival at (La Sorbonne). Besides French language courses, students can take courses in French culture and civilization or more advanced courses on selected topics. La Sorbonne also offers courses in business French and weekly conferences.

Opportunities
Throughout the semester, La Sorbonne offers a wide range of cultural activities from visiting museums to discovering Paris, singing in a choir or attending cultural conferences. Activities are also organized to have a chance to meet and make contacts with French students. 

Application
• George Fox off-campus application
• Contact the Center for Study Abroad for Paris and Dijon applications.

Eligibility
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply and be approved by the French department.

Housing
Students live in French homes in Dijon. Students pledge to use French as the only means of communication during their stay overseas.

For more information, contact:
Center for Study Abroad
Moore House
Phone: 503-554-2150
Email: lscott@georgefox.edu