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French Language at the Sorbonne
For the 63rd 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.
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 Elysees, enjoy classical theater or the latest film, listen to Baroque music in Gothic churches, visit the Musee 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.
Cours Pratique de Langue Française
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 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. Ruth Thomas, with additional fees paid directly to the Sorbonne.
Temple students who successfully complete this program automatically satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement of GenEd.
The faculty advisors are Dr. Ruth Thomas and Dr. Beth Curran.
Dr. Thomas is Professor of French at Temple University. She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in French from Yale University. Dr. Thomas is the faculty advisor for the first four weeks of the program.
Dr. Curran is an associate professor of French (instruction) at Temple University. She received her BA from Lafayette College and her PhD from Rutgers. Dr. Curran is the faculty advisor for the fifth and sixth weeks of the program.
The language faculty are those assigned by the Sorbonne.
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.
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. Thomas.
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.
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. Please note that space at the Pension is not normally available until on or around July 7. 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.
Travel arrangements are the responsibility of individual students. Arrival instructions are provided to accepted students.
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 per credit in the summer (Pennsylvania Residents: additional $14 per credit; Non-Pennsylvania Residents: additional $48 per credit). “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 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.
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).
Dates are tentative and subject to change
Note: In 2013, students must depart for France before the end of summer session I at Temple, which is July 3.
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.
Please see Eligibility and Application Procedures for program eligibility, application requirements, and application procedures that apply to all summer programs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact Dr. Ruth Thomas; Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic; Temple University; 215-204-1758; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Abroad; 215-204-0720; email@example.com