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French Language and Culture in Toulouse

Summer A  2012


Program Full

Program Description:

As an enhancement to its French Language curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in French Language and Culture at UCF.

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their oral, aural, and writing abilities while learning in the context of France.

The French Language and Culture Program will be hosted by the University of Paul Sabatier Toulouse III.  Students will begin their program for one week in Paris which will include visits to museums, castles and main points of interest.  Students will then transfer to Toulouse for courses taught by the University of Paul Sabatier Toulouse III and will have weekend excursions to the south of France including Bordeaux, Nice and the Côte d'Azur.

Students will be tested for their language level prior to beginning the program and be assigned to a class accordingly. Classrooms will have a combination of students of the same level from different areas all over the world that are learning French as a second language. 

Participants will be evaluated by a combination of weekly quizzes, homework, oral presentations and final exams. While in France, students are expected to speak in French at all times, remain engaged in the program’s experiences, and take advantage of the French culture. 

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Paris, France by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel.  Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.  Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.

Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $1325
Payment 4:  $1325

Learning Outcomes:
  • Improve upon French language comprehension in conversation, reading and writing in a setting created specifically for second language acquisition
  • Identify and discuss meanings in relationship to the context of the conversation or text, including non-verbal clues
  • Communicate with local, native speakers inside and outside of the classroom in the target language
  • Recognize appropriate use of language in different cultural contexts (formal, casual, generational)
  • Gain insight into what it means to live in a global world
  • Compare and contrast college life in USA and France
  • Describe non-verbal cues for France
  • Explore cultural differences and similarities between France and USA
  • Enhance knowledge of French history, music and art
  • Recognize and describe cultural norms for France
  • Gain exposure to diverse social values and intellectual atmospheres
  • Experience cultural immersion with excursions throughout France.
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: French
Proficiency Level Required: None
Other Prerequisites: 

Instructor consent

FRE1120: no prerequisite (This corresponds to the beginner's class taught at UPS)
FRE1121: prerequisite = FRE1120 (This corresponds to the beginner's class taught at UPS)
FRE2200: prerequisite = FRE1121 (This corresponds to one intermediate's class taught at UPS)
FRE2201: prerequisite = FRE1121 (This corresponds to the other intermediate's class taught at UPS)
FRE3410: no prerequisite
FRE4471: prerequisite = FRE2201 (This will be the 6 credits for majors and minors, mandatory, and corresponding with the 2 advanced classes they have to take at UPS)

Courses[click to expand]:
FRE-1120 Elementary French Language
Academic Institution: Actilangue
Credit Hours: 4.00

FRE-1121 Beginner French II
Academic Institution: L'Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
Credit Hours: 3.00

FRE-3423 Advanced French Grammar Abroad
Academic Institution: Actilangue
Credit Hours: 3.00

FRE-3410 Advanced Oral French Abroad
Academic Institution: Actilangue
Credit Hours: 3.00

FRE-2200 Intermediate French Language and Civilization 1
Academic Institution: L'Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
Credit Hours: 3.00

FRE-2201 Intermediate French Language and Civilization 2
Academic Institution: L'Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
Credit Hours: 3.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Shared hotel accommodations in Paris, France including breakfast
  • Shared hotel accommodations in Toulouse, France including sheets, towels, as well as room service one a week
  • Round trip train transportation between Paris and Toulouse
  • Admission to the Eiffel Tower
  • Day trip excursion to the Champagne region including a a tasting and lunch in Reims
  • Admission to Sainte Chappelle, Notre Dame, Cluny Museum, & Roman Baths
  • Day trip excursion to Versailles
  • Admission to the Aquitaine Museum
  • Weekend excursion to Bordeaux & Biarritz with visits to local chateaux including meals and shared hotel accommodations before returning to Toulouse (dinner not included on final day)
  • Weekend excursion to the Côte d'Azur/Nice/Saint Tropez area of France with a stop in Nimes to visit the ampitheater with meals included and shared hotel accommodations
  • Walking tour of Nice, France as well as admission to the Chagall Museum & Matisse Museum
  • Admission to the Archaeological Museum in Nice
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Medical insurance including repatriation
  • Administrative Fee

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Roundtrip flight between Orlando, Florida and Paris, France
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides and private charter buses
  • UCF tuition
  • Departing transfer to the airport
  • Local ground transportation pass in Toulouse (approximately €20 for 5 weeks)
Price (in US Dollars): 3750.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr. Charlotte Trinquet
Email: anne-charlotte.trinquet@ucf.edu
Office: CNH 521
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-05-06
Program Ends: 2012-06-16
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-02-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-20
Academic Institution:
L'Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: No
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu