Program Details

Participants take a normal load of four courses per semester, worth a total of 16 Emory credits. Students generally choose two of their courses from those offered by EDUCO; for the other two courses, students choose from a wide variety of course offerings
Location:
Paris, France
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
4-6 months, 1 year
Language:
French

Program Overview

Program Description:
The EDUCO program - a consortium of Duke, Cornell, Emory, and Tulane Universities - is designed for students of all majors studying French at the advanced level who want to increase their knowledge and proficiency in the French language. The program offers students the experience of total immersion in French life and culture in Paris and a challenging and diverse course of study. Students take a combination of courses with EDUCO and within the University of Paris system. All classes are conducted in French.

Participants take a normal load of four courses per semester, worth a total of 16 Emory credits. Students generally choose two of their courses from those offered by EDUCO; for the other two courses, students choose from a wide variety of course offerings from the University of Paris system. EDUCO usually offers 3-5 courses each semester: French grammar (students are given placement test) along with rotating offerings that have included courses in French Literature, Theater, Art History, History, Cinema, Sociology, and Politics that usually focus on France or Paris. Students will select their French university courses after their arrival in France. Academic advice and support is available from EDUCO.

Visiting students not from Duke, Cornell, Emory, or Tulane will pay Emory tuition for the semester plus a program fee which covers housing costs. The total cost also includes hotel on official arrival day, EDUCO orientation, academic services, EDUCO cultural activities, and excursions.
Setting Description:
The program is full immersion and provides students a firm understanding of French culture, language, politics, and history. Participants will spend the Fall or Spring semester or academic year as fully matriculated students at the University of Paris. In addition to academics and at no additional cost, EDUCO organizes social events, lectures, theater excursions, cultural dining experiences, day trips around Paris, and various celebrations and activities.

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