Eiffel tower in the distance

France

French Language at the Sorbonne

Program Overview

About Paris

Courses

Faculty

Excursions

Accommodations

Travel

Cost

Calendar

General Summer Program Information

Eligibility and Application Procedures

Application Deadline

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For the 64th consecutive year, Temple University invites students of French to spend an unforgettable summer in Paris studying at the Sorbonne. Temple University offers students the opportunity to study at one of the world’s great universities, develop language skills, and make lasting friendships in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. Courses at the Sorbonne are designed to fit individual needs, whether you are a student with basic French or a student with more experience.

 

ABOUT PARIS

Paris is indeed one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Participants will be able to enjoy the cafés of the Latin Quarter and Montparnasse, explore the small streets of Montmartre, stroll down the Champs Elysées, enjoy classical theater or the latest film, listen to Baroque music in Gothic churches, visit the Musée d’Orsay or the Picasso Museum, and discover the modern sites at the Bastille, the Louvre and La Villette. The possibilities — intellectual, cultural and gastronomical — are endless.

 

Outside of class Students at Eiffel Tower

 

COURSES & ACADEMIC CREDIT

Cours Pratique de Langue Française
The Cours Pratique, taught by native French professors of the Sorbonne, meets Monday through Friday. Offered at different levels (beginning through advanced), the course includes review of grammar, phonetics laboratory, dictation and method of explication de textes. The Cours Pratique may be taken for either four or six weeks and offers four or six semester hour credits, respectively. Students are placed in one of the following courses based on results of the Sorbonne placement test and a review of the students’ transcripts.

  • 1704: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Elements (4 credits)
  • 1706: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Elements (6 credits)

  • 2704: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Intermediate Level (4 credits)
  • 2706: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Intermediate Level (6 credits)

  • 3704: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Upper Level (4 credits)
  • 3706: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Upper Level (6 credits)

  • 4704: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Advanced Level (4 credits)
  • 4706: Cours Pratique de Langue Française – Advanced Level (6 credits)

Conferences de Civilisation Française

Free, non-credit bearing lectures will be given by specialists on various aspects of contemporary France, including literature, art and aesthetics, and economic problems.

Advanced Coursework

Advanced courses, taught in French, in language, literature, art, history, culture and related subjects, available to participants in the four-week program only, may also be taken for credit. Advanced courses must be arranged through the faculty advisor, Dr. Wilbert Roget, with additional fees paid directly to the Sorbonne.

Temple students who successfully complete this program automatically satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement of GenEd.

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FACULTY ADVISORS AND FACULTY

The faculty advisors are Dr. Wilbert Roget and Mr. Akim Gabriel.

Dr. Roget is an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (tenured) in the French/German/Italian/Slavic Department at Temple University. He received his BA from Xavier University and his PhD in French from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roget is the faculty advisor for the first four weeks of the program.

Mr. Akim Gabriel is a full-time non-tenure-track Instructor in French at Temple University. A native of Haiti, he received his BA in French from SUNY New Paltz, New York, and his MA in French from Temple University. He has recently been appointed Technology Coordinator for Department of French/German/Italian/Slavic at Temple. Mr. Gabriel is the faculty advisor for the fifth and sixth weeks of the program.

The language faculty are those assigned by the Sorbonne.

 

EXCURSIONS

During the first four weeks of the program, four faculty-led excursions are scheduled during the weekend to such sites as Chartres, Reims, Giverny or the Châteaux on the Loire. During the last two weeks, visits will be made to cultural sites and icons in Paris.

Chartres coffee breakChartres tourMetropolitain

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The program offers several housing options, described below. You will be asked for your housing selection within the program application. This will be your final housing selection, unless otherwise notified by Education Abroad. Students with questions about housing may contact Dr. Roget.

French Family

Accommodations with selected French families, normally a single room, include continental breakfast each day and three evening meals a week. Students live in Paris or in the near suburbs.

Foyer International des Étudiantes

The Foyer International des Étudiantes accepts both men and women of various nationalities in a dormitory-type atmosphere. An older residence located close to the Sorbonne in the heart of the Latin Quarter, it has double rooms with mini-refrigerators, telephones, hand basins in the rooms, and shared bathrooms on the floors, as well as internet access.  Single rooms are available for an additional fee. Continental breakfast is included at the Foyer cafeteria. There are many cafes and restaurants in the vicinity for other meals.

Pension           

The Pension is open to both men and women and provides the atmosphere of a traditional French-speaking pension, as well as the possibility of closer contact with French-speaking people. A pleasant walk along the famous Luxembourg gardens or through Latin Quarter streets takes you to the Sorbonne in a matter of minutes. The residence has double rooms equipped with showers. Accommodations include continental breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday, and breakfast and a light meal on Saturday. A few single rooms are available at an additional fee of approximately $15-20 per night, payable before departure. As pets are allowed at the Pension, students with pet allergies should not select this as their housing choice. Please note that space at the Pension is not normally available for the first week of the program. Students placed at the Pension will be housed at the Foyer International des Etudiantes until they are able to move into the Pension. The cost of this temporary accommodation is included in the Pension fee. Note that general availability at the Pension is limited. Education Abroad will contact students who are not placed at the Pension for an alternate housing choice.

Independent Housing

Students should contact Education Abroad prior to applying to the program if they are considering independent housing; requests to opt out of Temple-arranged housing must be approved by program staff.

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TRAVEL TO & FROM PARIS

Travel arrangements are the responsibility of individual students. Arrival instructions are provided to accepted students.

 

ESTIMATED 2014 Costs

 

 

Four Weeks (4 credits)

Six Weeks (6 credits)

Budget Item

Pennsylvania Resident

Non-Resident

Pennsylvania Resident

Non-Resident

Billable Item

       
 

Undergraduate Tuition*

$2,068

$3,336

$3,102

$5,004

Paris Fee (Foyer
double)**

$1,700

$1,700

$2,400

$2,400

   Paris Fee (Foyer   
   single)***
$2,200
$2,200
$3,100
$3,100

Paris Fee (Pension double)****

$2,000

$2,000

$2,700

$2,700

Paris Fee (French Family) *****

$2,300

$2,300

$3,100

$3,100

   Independent Housing
   Program Fee ******
$500
$500
$500
$500
  University Services
  Fee 
$77
$77
$132
$132
 

Required Health
Insurance

$51
$51
$51
$51

Non-Billable Item

       

Additional Meals (varies depending on type of housing)

$700-$1,100

$700-$1,100

$1,000-$1,600

$1,000-$1,600

Personal Expenses

$900

$900

$1,300

$1,300

Books

$50

$50

$50

$50

Round-Trip Airfare

$1,700

$1,700

$1,700

$1,700

 

Notes:

All estimated costs are subject to change. They should be used as a guideline only. Accepted students will receive updated, detailed cost information as soon as it is available after the application deadline.

*Per university policy, Temple students who are considered “upper division” are charged additional tuition ($21 per credit) in the summer. “Upper division” is defined as an undergraduate student with a minimum of 60 earned credits, regardless of how obtained. This policy does not affect non-Temple students.

**The Paris Fee (Foyer double) includes double-room accommodations, program excursions, and continental breakfast everyday. Please note that this fee is based on last year's fee and will be updated.

***The Paris Fee (Foyer single) includes single-room accommodations, program excursions, and continental breakfast everyday. Please note that this fee is based on last year's fee and will be updated.

****The Paris Fee (Pension double) includes double-room accommodations, program excursions, and some meals (continental breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday, and breakfast and a light meal on Saturday.) Please note that this fee is based on last year's fee and will be updated.

*****The Paris Fee (French Family) includes accommodations, program excursions, and some meals (continental breakfast every day and three evening meals per week.) Please note that this fee is based on last year's fee and will be updated.

******The Independent Housing Program Fee includes program excursions. This amount will be charged to students who are approved to arrange their own housing. Please note that this fee is based on last year's fee and will be updated.

Single-room accommodation costs at the Pension are additional and vary.

In addition to the items above, students should budget money for local and personal travel. Non U.S. citizens who need to apply for a visa should also budget for visa-related expenses.

Airfare is estimated at $1,700. Students may find that leaving from JFK airport in New York or Newark airport in New Jersey is less expensive than leaving from Philadelphia.

In many cases, federal guidelines limit the types of aid available to students who are taking less than six semester hours during the summer. It may be possible to apply for other types of aid with less than six semester hours, such as alternative loans. Students should confirm the rules with their home institutions.

We recommend that students follow the exchange rate prior to and during their summer abroad, either through the newspaper or a currency exchange web site (such as www.oanda.com).


 

2014 CALENDAR (Summer II)

Dates are tentative and subject to change

 

    
Four-week Program
Six-week Program
Departure
June 30
June 30
Arrival
July 1
July 1
Program Ends
August 1
August 15

 

Note: In 2014, students participating in this program will not be permitted to take Summer Session I classes at Temple due to calendar conflicts.

 

GENERAL SUMMER PROGRAM INFORMATION

Please see General Summer Information to read about pre-departure information and orientation, passports and visas, scholarships, costs and payment policies, accreditation, and transfer of credits.

 

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please see Eligibility and Application Procedures for program eligibility, application requirements, and application procedures that apply to all summer programs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2014

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please contact Dr. Wilbert Roget; Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic; Temple University; 215-204-8273; wilbert@temple.edu.

or

Education Abroad; 215-204-0720; study.abroad@temple.edu