Programs by Country: France


AIX-EN-PROVENCE: CEA

Traditional | Aix-en-Provence, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Third party provider program focusing on French language and culture with coursework in French.  All programs include housing, excursions, social and cultural activities and full-time on-site CEA staff.


Annecy – French Language and Culture *CLOSED*

Dialogue of Civilizations | Annecy, France

Faculty leader: Catherine Dunand (c.dunand@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator:  Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: Thursday January 9th 6PM-7:30PM 298 Ryder Hall

 

Term: Summer I

Courses: CLTR4944: Contemporary French Culture

 FRNH 1302, 2301, 2302, 3301 (depends on student French level)

Description:

The program of this Dialogue consists of two courses, one in French language and one in Regional French culture and history.  Both courses are held in Annecy, in eastern France between Geneva and Chambery. Annecy is one of the most beautiful resort towns of the French Alps and is often referred to as the "Venice of Savoie." The town is situated on the shore of Lake Annecy, which is one of the cleanest lakes in the world. A trip to Paris will launch this special experience of France.


FRANCE and MOROCCO: Colonial Past, Cultural Change, and Economic Development “CLOSED”

Dialogue of Civilizations | marrakesh, Morocco

Faculty Leader: Prof. Peter Fraunholtz (p.fraunholtz@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

  • 11/5, 6-7:15 PM in 267 Ryder
  • 11/6, 1:35 - 3:00 PM in 296 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer I

Courses: 

  • INTL 3565: Morocco: History, Culture, and Economic Development
  • INTL 4944: Ethnicity, Religious Diversity, and Gender in Morocco (Regional Middle East)

Description:

As part of Africa and the Arab Middle East, with ties to an ancient and adaptive Amazigh culture, firmly integrated into the Islamic world, and linked to the French colonial past as well as the EU, Morocco offers a unique set of opportunities and experiences for history and international affairs students in general, and those interested in Islam, Multicultural Societies, Imperialism, and Post-Colonial Development in Africa and the Middle East in particular. The Morocco Dialogue Program engages students with the culture, civilization, and people of Morocco, and Moroccan immigrants living and working in France. The main themes of this year's program will focus on issues of economic development as shaped by the colonial past as well as post-colonial/Cold War and post-Cold War (globalization) dynamics.

Morocco was under French rule from 1912 to 1956, but French economic and cultural influence in the region goes well back to the mid-19<sup>th</sup> century and is still very much a factor today.  We will begin in Paris where we will examine issue of North African/Moroccan immigration as well as the challenges facing the French Republic concerning the prospects for and limits on integration of the growing Muslim population.  Site visits include the Grand Mosque of Paris, the Institute du Monde Arab, and the National Museum of the History of Immigration as well as various immigrant/North African neighborhoods.

We will spend most of our time in Marrakesh, the “Red City.”  The old Southern capital of Morocco, Marrakesh was and still is the cross roads for Arab, Berber, and Sub-Saharan African, and Jewish peoples and cultures that continue to shape Moroccan society today.  It was a key outpost in the French effort to rule the southern regions and that influence is still seen and felt in Marrakesh today.

The Marrakshi are a warm and very hospitable people and our students will get to see this first hand by living (in pairs) with Moroccan families during our stay in the city.   Among other things, our host institution, The Center for Language and Culture, teaches English to Moroccans and our homestay families are from among those in the CLC community who want to open their homes to native English-speakers.   Marrakshi families are known for their warmth and their amazing home cooking.

While in Marrakesh, students will become well acquainted through site visits and tours with the New (French) city and as well as the ancient medina and famous main square, Jma al-Fnaa.  They will participate in 8 hours of survival Arabic, lectures by the Faculty leader as well as guest lectures on Moroccan economic development in the context of French imperialism, post-colonial challenges in the shadow of the EU, and in the struggles to manage the pressures of globalization.  Lectures and others activities also focus intently on issues of gender and women’s evolving roles in Moroccan society.

While in Morocco we will also engage in a two day Intercultural Dialogue with a group of English-speaking Moroccan students, a four day visit to a Berber (Amazigh) village in the High Atlas Mountains, and a four day stay in Fez, the religious and cultural capital of Morocco and itself shaped markedly by waves of immigration from Spain from the 12<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> centuries.


GRENOBLE: API

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

API provides beginning to high-level coursework for both the language and the non-language student, in English (in some locations) and the foreign language of the host country.


GRENOBLE: Grenoble Summer Graduate School of Business (GGSB) for Business Majors

Traditional | Grenoble, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The international summer session offers students the ability to enhance their business education while experiencing life in a new and challenging environment.


Lyon – French Language and Culture (CLOSED)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Lyon, France

Faculty-Leader: Prof. Sali Ziane (s.ziane@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Information Session: Monday November 4, 2013 6PM-7PM 315 BK

Term: Summer II

Courses: CLTR 4944 French Culture

FRNH (Multiple Levels offered) 2201, 2202, 3201, 3202

Description: 

The summer language course will include 80 hours of classes in addition to the cultural and historical immersion. Those classes will cover different levels of French in order to satisfy the students’ level. The students will be exposed to intensive oral and written skills.

The program includes:
- Language practice through various activities inside and outside the classroom: - Introduction to life in Lyon.
- Visits of historical sites, museums, parks, etc...
- Cultural activities.

The cultural part will cover the “Immigration in France”:

The immigrants played a significant role in France’s development as well as its laws throughout generations. Before the first and the Second World War and after the decolonization in Africa, lots of immigrants came to France to seek employment and a new life. Nowadays, the French immigration’s policy has changed. The European workers are more accepted than Africans. Because of xenophobic view and conservatism from the right wing (Le F.N.) the French government modified the laws in regards of immigration and citizenship.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • The history of immigration.
  • Cause and effect of the immigration.
  • The role of immigration in the development of France.
  • The political participation and impact of immigrants in France
  • The immigration policy.
  • Controlled Immigration, Racism and citizenship in Modern France
  • The problem of integration/assimilation of immigrant groups in France.
  • Chosen immigration.
  • The challenge of French diversity.

LYON: CEFAM

Traditional | Lyon, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Centre D'Etudes Franco Americain de Management (CEFAM), an international school of business and management, was founded in 1986 in Lyon, France. CEFAM's unique program is based on the American business school curriculum model and is taught in English by American and British professionals. The program has nearly 20 years of experience in international exchange and in delivering academic and cultural opportunities abroad.


LYON: ESDES – Universite Catholique de Lyon

Traditional | Lyon, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

The International Business Program offers foreign students the possibility of studying for one or two semesters at the University. Students may choose classes that are taught in English or in French or both. Courses are available at both the Bachelor's and Master's level. Classes are offered in the area of Finance, Marketing, Law, Human Resources and other business areas in addition to courses that are relevant to the local culture such as French, the European Union, France in the 21st century and Art & Architecture.


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Built around central academic themes—art and architecture, communications and new media, tourism and business, to name a few—CIEE summer multi-country programs pair two locations in one session to create the ultimate learning experience. Take your pick from specially designed duos to pursue your academic interests in not just one, but two of the most topically relevant cities in the world!

Summer Multi-Country Programs


PARIS: API

Traditional | Paris, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Students can choose between one of three program tracks in Paris, France. Students can choose a language immersion program, where a language course is required and elective classes are taught in English or a program where all courses are taught in French. Based on a student's French language ability, eligibility for each program track varies.


PARIS: Sciences Po

Traditional | Paris, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) is one of the world's foremost universities for the study of government and politics. It offers a well-rounded curriculum and offers many courses in English.  Sciences Po has six additional campuses in other cities that are also open to NU students. Each of these campuses has a regional focus, such as Latin American Studies or Eastern European Studies. Sciences Po has a very international campus, with nearly half of all students coming from abroad to study.

Sciences Po's other campuses:

  • Le Havre: Europe-Asia campus
  • Poitiers: Latin America campus
  • Dijon: Central and Eastern Europe campus
  • Reims: Europe-North America campus
  • Nancy: European Franco-German campus
  • Menton: Middle East and Mediterranean campus

Read about these campuses here

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Erin Strine, Sciences Po (Menton) Spring 2013; strine.e@husky.neu.edu


ROUEN: Freshman Summer Business Program

Traditional | Rouen, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is offering a business-specific program for freshman business majors this summer 2013.

Read more about this program on the Information Session Presentation

 


SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS: CEA

Traditional | Sophia Antipolis, France

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu)

Third party provider programs focusing on 1) science and engineering; 2) business and communications; 3) liberal arts and social sciences and 4) French language and culture