- Fes, Morocco; Marseille, France
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Immerse in French language and culture for a semester in Provence and make record progress in French through multi-faceted full French language immersion: individual homestay, community service, club memberships and language exchange partners. Coursework on a large range of subjects is taught by French university faculty, and students participate in regional excursions in Provence, visiting vineyards, Provençal villages and historical French cities such as Avignon and Arles.
This advanced-level French immersion program draws on the exceptional resources of Marseille for a better understanding of Franco-North African Relations, Islam and the Middle East. An all French-language environment and on-going training in cross-cultural mediation is combined with profound cultural and linguistic integration, and includes one week of on-site study in Fez, Morocco. Make record progress in both French, Arabic, & intercultural communication, while living with & like the French.
Highlights include the individual home-stay, an all French-language environment + Arabic study, on-going training in cross-cultural communication, weekly community service, club or activity, French peer language exchange and one week of immersion in Morocco. Participants obtain two internationally recognized certificates of achievement: TEF (Test d'Evaluation de Français) certification & IDI (International Development Inventory) upon successful completion of the program.
- Setting Description:
- Set on the Mediterranean Sea and statistically safer than any major American city, Marseille is France's second city, new to study abroad and unspoiled by globalization. The city is a crossroads: ancient ruins & modern architecture, French & North African cultures, urban landscapes & stunning natural landscapes. With its cultural and religious pluralism, Marseille inspires true international education in reaching across cultures for greater knowledge and understanding.
- See the AUCP website for detailed program costs per semester. Program costs include tuition, housing in carefully selected French families on a demi-pension basis (seven breakfasts and five dinners a week plus Sunday lunches) in Marseille and in Fez, Morocco, comprehensive health & personal liability insurance, books and field trips. Airfare (except for the Marseille-Fez round trip) and local daily transport are not included.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Total immersion in Marseille, France02/17/15
The abroad program in Marseille, France through the AUCP is a truly amazing program. The class size was small which lent to quality class time with professors and the ability to really improve in terms of French writing and speaking skills, but also gave
us the chance to ask many questions and have great class discussion. I am a Political Science major with a focus on International Relations and I found the program to be very enlightening. I took a class about Non-governmental Organizations, Cross Cultural Communication and Interreligious Communication. We also took a French linguistics course and an Arabic language and culture course. During our semester, we as a class went to Morocco where we each stayed with a home stay. We were able to discuss political issues as well as ethics, morals and values and how they differ from those of "Westerners". I learned a lot about myself and my own cultural background plus that of others. I have a deeper understanding of the differences between cultures and how we can work to have effective communication between cultures that are so completely different. The AUCP is also focused on linguistic improvement. I stayed with a French home stay, I signed a language contract saying I would only speak French, I was assigned a language partner to assist me in learning and adjusting to a new place, plus I was asked to do an internship and join a club during my semester in Marseille. I felt totally immersed and my French language skills improved a lot over the course of the semester. We also learned Arabic! It was challenging but doable, plus it had a cultural component. All in all, I would definitely recommend this program for anyone who is looking to be truly immersed in the French language and culture while at the same time learning about different cultures, politics and religions.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend