Two out of every three years. Offered Fall of 2013 and Fall of 2014.
You must be of sophomore status and have 2.5 GPA or higher to study in France. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors if there are too many applicants to the program.
You must be studying French at an advanced level to be considered for the Calvin semester program in France.
The final program cost is based on many factors and is not known exactly until the number of students in the group has been identified. The financial information page covers the details that go into the cost of the program and rough estimates for each. The price for the France semester will include:
- Local Transit
- Room and board
- Program-related excursions
- Visa fees
Additional expenses not included in the program fee: books, medical insurance (required), passport, and personal spending money.
As part of this intensive language program, you will live in a French household in Grenoble.
The prerequisite for all classes in the semester program is French 301 and 302.
The following courses are required:
|STFR 330: Contemporary France|
|An introduction to contemporary French culture through readings, discussions with guest speakers, and excursions. Begins late August with an orientation in Paris and Grenoble. Fulfills Cross-Cultural Engagement Core, as well as French minor and major requirements.||3 semester hours, cross-cultural engagement credit, French minor and major requirements|
STFR 362: Francophone Literature and Culture in
|An introduction to representative writers and works of French expression from Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Diaspora. Conducted mainly in French. Prerequisite: French 301 or 302; French 351 recommended.||3 semester hours, fulfills Global & Historical Studies core requirement|
You will also take courses at the Centre universitaire d'études françaises on topics such as language, stylistics, translation, literature and culture. When you successfully complete these courses, you will receive credit for STFR 315 (Advanced Language Study in France; 3 semester hours), STFR 316 (Advanced Language Study in France II; 3 semester hours), and STFR 381 (Special Topics; 3 semester hours). Contact Otto Selles for additional information concerning courses at the CUEF.
Submit a preliminary application to the the Off-Campus Programs office. Once your eligibility for the program is determined (within 1–2 weeks), you will be sent an application. The final application deadline for this program for Fall 2011 is March 18, 2011.
Guest students may apply for this program.
Program Director Fall 2013
Otto Selles, French Department
Phone (616) 526-6805
Past and Future Program Directors
Fall 2010 - Otto Selles, French Department