Quick Info

  • Paris, France
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : French Language and Literature
  • : May 14, 2018 - June 26, 2018
  • : In-State: $6,200; Out-of-State: $6,400
  • : January 28, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, 4 semesters (or equivalent) of host language, Open to Non-Pitt Students


Ce cours comporte deux orientations interdépendantes l’une de l’autre.  D’abord, en tant qu’introduction à la traduction appliquée, ce cours vise à vous initier aux procédés de traduction classiques, à savoir l’emprunt, le calque, la traduction dite « littérale », la transposition, la modulation, l’équivalence sociale et l’adaptation culturelle.  Ensuite, nous explorerons la traduction en tant qu’activité glottopolitique en nous posant les questions suivantes : 1) Quand traduit-on?  2) Comment traduit-on? 3) Comment les traducteurs tiennent-ils compte de leur(s) public(s) cible(s)?

Ce cours de linguistique appliquée comporte deux volets.  Dans un premier temps, nous retracerons l’histoire des stratégies pédagogiques, de la méthode traditionnelle dite « grammaire-traduction » aux approches plus « communicatives. » Ensuite, nous observerons la mise en pratique in situ de diverses techniques plus récentes. (This course introduces students to the history and current theories of second- and foreign-language acquisition and how they have informed, and continue to inform language-teaching practices.  Focus will be on second language acquisition as a universal and on English language teaching and learning in Paris specifically. In addition to in-class study, students will observe and assist local English teachers as part of applied laboratory work.)

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Brett Wells is the French language program coordinator and an undergraduate advisor in French.  He has taught at Pitt for nine years and taken students to both France and Quebec.  In addition to his interests in language acquisition and second- and foreign-language pedagogy, he has also begun work on developing courses focusing on language for special purposes, such as French for the professions, applied translation and language for cyber-security.   


You will stay in shared apartments while in Paris.  The commute to campus is typically within 30-40 minutes of campus.  There will be on average 4-5 students per apartment and students will share rooms.  Students will have access to a fully equipped kitchen and internet access.  Due to high demand for housing in Paris, final accommodations will be determined once the group is finalized in the spring.

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2018

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$6,200 $6,400
Arrive in Paris Depart Paris
May 14, 2018 June 26, 2018

Keep in mind that dates may change. Your program manager will confirm final dates.

Please Note: All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 10, 2018 at TBD in TBD. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your Paris program fee, the following are included in the program:

  • Tuition for six credits
  • Shared accommodations while abroad
  • Day trip to Brussels
  • Class related activities in Paris
  • International travel health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Pitt study abroad administrative fee $300
  • International roundtrip airfare
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Passport fees

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.


Special Information

Students must have taken at least French 4 in order to be eligible for this program.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.