Quick Info

  • Paris, France
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : French Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : May 13, 2019 - June 25, 2019
  • : In-State: $6,200; Out-of-State: $6,400
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 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


General Education Requirements:

  • This program fulfills three foreign culture requirements

Coming Soon! Ask the Program Manager for more information.


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)?

This course traces the past, present and possible future of Franco-American relations from the American Revolution to the 21st century.  At the end of the course, you will be able to explain the cyclical relations that bind France and the United States across time and space despite extraordinary differences in size, power, culture and outlook.  

*Please note that both courses are taught in French

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 2019 Pricing & Dates:

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$6,200 $6,400
Arrive in Paris Depart Paris
May 13, 2019 June 25, 2019

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

Other Important 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 next steps.  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 1, 2019 at TBD in TBD. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!


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
  • Guest lectures
  • Day trip to Deauville & Trouville
  • Cultural activities budget for related activities in Paris. Final activities will be voted on by the group.
  • 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

  • Due to the nature of the program, the schedule is subject to change. There may be instances where a guest speaker or visit needs to be rescheduled. We ask for your patience and understanding in advance.
  • Remember that this is an academic program and that you should expect to invest the same amount of time and effort on your courses abroad as you would on a course at Pitt. 
  • You are expected to speak in French a majority of the time during this program.
  • There are required excursions and activities outside of normal scheduled classes.
  • Independent travel cannot conflict with any scheduled or rescheduled events/activities

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.