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|Program Type:||Panther Program||Housing Options:||Host Family|
|Language Prerequisite:||2 terms of college-level language instruction||Number of Credits:||6|
|Internship/Research?:||No||Open to Non-Pitt Students:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||French||Program Length:||6 weeks|
|Courses of Study:||Art History, Business, Communication, French Language and Literature||Certificate Program:||European Union Studies, Global Studies, West European Studies|
Pitt in Nantes
Students will take a total of six credits selected from the following list:
Intermediate French I or II
FR 0003 or FR 0004
These courses focus on developing competency in comprehending and producing the French language both spoken and written as well as socio-cultural competency in communicating with French-speaking people.
French Culture and Communication
This course focuses on the verbal exchange of opinions, the understanding and interpretation of written and spoken French on a variety of cultural topics, and the oral presentation of ideas to an audience of listeners on various topics.
This intermediate-level course is intended for students interested in business and economics, it will focus on the language and cultural context of the French business world, including marketing, advertising, and the meaning of work. Much of the course will be workshop-based, including writing French resumes and cover letters, conducting mock job interviews, and visiting business sites in Nantes.
Media in French Culture
This course is designed to be taken along with French 3 or 4. It will examine media in twenty-first century French culture with a focus on newspapers, radio, TV, and the web. Local media sources from Nantes will also be discussed. In addition, it will use media to conduct research on French culture, and students will do media-based research projects on topics of interest.
Art History of Nantes
This course focuses on the art and history of Nantes and will include visits to the Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes, to the cathedral, and to the city's historic neighborhoods.
Course description will be available soon.
General Education Requirements
Select courses offered by this study abroad program fulfill general education requirements for students in the College of Arts and Sciences as follows:
Foreign Language: FR 0003
Summer 2013 (dates subject to change)
May 16, 2013: Depart the U.S.
May 17, 2013: Arrive in Paris for orientation
May 20, 2013: Arrive in Nantes
June 29, 2013: Program ends: depart Nantes
All prices subject to change.
PA residents: $5,725
Non-PA residents: $5,925
Includes: tuition for six credits, housing with a French family, daily breakfast and five dinners per week, health insurance for the term of program dates, transportation costs between Nantes and Paris, beginning weekend in Paris, local transportation in Nantes, excursions
Additional Expenses (estimates): Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($300), cell phone (through PICCELL) price varies, Airfare (~$1000), additional meals ($400), books ($100), personal expenses ($800) .
Students planning to extend their stay or travel extensively in Europe after the program is completed should budget more for personal expenses.
Students will live in homestays with French families. Host families live all over Nantes. You will have a private room in their home. In order to facilitate immersion, only one student lives with each host family. Two students may, on occasion, live with the same family, but only upon special request.
Your host family will provide you with breakfast daily as well as five dinners each week. Other meals will be at your own expense, so please budget accordingly. The IES facility in Nantes is equipped with a full kitchen for preparing lunches.
- At least 2 semesters of college-level French language study
- Minimum 2.75 GPA
- Completion of at least 24 on-campus credits (sophomore standing or higher)
Good judicial record on campus
|Panther Program Testimonial|
|My study abroad experience in France was incredible. It was by-far one of the best decisions I could have ever made. I learned so much about the language, the culture, the history, and the traditions of France and the people. Most importantly though, I learned so much about myself. I feel that this entire study-abroad experience is all about giving up your fears. I was living in a foreign country for six weeks, with people whom I had never met, in a culture that seemed new and strange, and yet, it turned out to be such an eye-opening experience. I really became more outgoing, independent, and confident, and I wasn't afraid to talk to strangers, to ask people for help or for directions, and to ask my family questions about their lives and the culture. My fellow Pitt students and I really bonded, and I know that these friendships will last forever. I made so many memories abroad that I will forever cherish.|
|— Summer, 2012 Participant|
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.