Mont Saint Michel or "Mount Saint Michael" of Brittany, France is one stop that students can make while studying in France. The structure's unique location provides its picturesque setting.
Summer Study Abroad in France
The France Summer Program will provide participants with an extensive study of the French language, and help them gain an appreciation of the country's culture. It will also impart an awareness and understanding of the economic, social and cultural reality of modern France. Participants will receive up to six undergraduate credits through Mississippi College.
The program destination varies each summer, depending on the Faculty selected to participate. Possible cities include Montpellier, Tours, or Paris. The central location offers students the possibility of visiting other major centers of culture, as well as famous beaches to the south and mountains to the north.
Applications are available beginning early spring semester and may be picked up in the Department of Modern Languages (Jennings 107). The deadline for the summer program is around the end of January. However, students should contact program director, Dr. Beth Stapleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 601.925.7664 as soon as they are interested for questions and other details.
All Mississippi College students are eligible. MC graduates, staff members, and members of the community may also participate in the program. Previous knowledge of French is preferred but not required. Students from other universities are also welcome to attend as non-degree seeking students and Mississippi College will transfer their credits back to their home institution once the courses are completed. There is no French language requirement.
Participants may receive up to six credit hours; three credit hours in a language course and three credit hours for French Culture and Civilization. Language courses, beginner, intermediate, and advanced and the French Culture course will be taught by a native French professor in the selected destination. There will be organized day tours to places of interest and visits addressing distinctive features of this French region.
Because the program is faculty led, the program in France varies depending on faculty responsibilities but it usually lasts 4 weeks in early June. Upon completion of the courses, student can opt for extended travel time before returning home.
The French summer program is full of travel and adventure. Students typically take classes in the morning and then are free to tour the city in the afternoon.
Students may also choose to travel independently to other parts of France and Europe on the weekends or at the end of the program.
Each summer the program costs vary, depending on expenses in France and the strength of the dollar. The program costs include 6 semester credit hours, housing, and excursions.
The program cost does not include airfare and independent travel. Specific details about program costs are discussed in orientation meetings with the program director. Meetings occur early in the spring semester.
For the summer programs, MC scholarships do not apply. External funds, such as grants, loans and outside scholarships can be obtained to defer the cost. Students should contact the financial aid office for information.
For further questions, contact France program director:
Dr. Beth Stapleton
Office: Jennings 107