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  • Locations: Caen, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 06/07/2018 07/21/2018
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit, UC Credit Registration Term: Summer
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English, French
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel, Residence Hall
Program Lead Faculty: Anne-Marie Jezequel Program Advisor: Bene Khoury
Program Description:

Program Overview

Caen, Normandy Video

Program led by Professor Anne-Marie Jézéquel, native form France and who lived in Normandy and Brittany. 

The Study Abroad starts with 3 days of Discovery in Paris with a specialist in culture and history followed by three or six i( highly recommended) intense weeks at THE UNIVERSITY OF CAEN, BASSE- NORMANDIE. Students are immersed in a French environment and practice the French language the all course. Daily courses taught by specialists of French as a Foreign Language at the Carré international on Campus.

Oral and written communication/ reinforcement of grammatical structures/ vocabulary enrichment/ work in a digital audio lab
Afternoons: Culture and Heritage classes phonetics, Topics, classes and Lectures on the culture and economics of the region,  Introduction  on the culture and economics of the region by UC Professor, Dr. Jezequel.

The program is also the opportunity to discover the rich local heritage, his economy, and embrace the history of the battle of Normandy.

Aside from the language training, a 50 hour program of activities is offered:
 There will also be time to discover Caen, surrounding areas, and French culture (movies, concerts, festivals, day trips on weekends in Normandy). Weekends and evenings are dedicated to the discovery of the region  (Honfleur, Etretat, Mont Saint-Michel, D-Day landmarks...) 

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StaircaseNormandy and the city of Caen offer a fabulous journey through history from the Middle Ages when William the Conqueror (Guillaume le Conquérant), Duke of Normandy became the first Norman King of England. A thousand years of History 
World War II: a moving experience of the war and the landing beaches of D-Day.

The Caen War Memorial Museum commemorates the Second World War and is dedicated to the history of conflict in the 20th Century and particularly WWII.

Modern economy: study of contemporary France through her industries, local economic and political structures and institutions. 
Guided by an expert, students will also visit St Pierre-sur-Dives to study the social, political, and cultural point of view of a smaller city to have a better grasp of the French tradition in an administrative, social and cultural perspective.

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Who Can Participate?

Students at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors

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Academic Program and Course InformationStudents in Classroom

Program Structure includes linguistic training every morning, linguistic and thematic work in the afternoons 5 days a week, and instruction on the culture and economics of the region from UC Professor, Dr. Jezequel. There will also be cultural activities, and time to discover Caen, surrounding areas, and French culture (movies, concerts, festivals, day trips on weekends in Normandy). 

The intensive language course provides an immediate immersion into French civilization and way of life allowing students to gain autonomy in a various range of communication situations by professors specialized in teaching French as a foreign language, offering interactive/motivational training based on a communicative approach. Language learning is practiced daily including the discovery of the region, and special interests such as French history, local administration, politics, economics, etc. French culture instruction will be taught on site by Dr. Anne-Marie Jezequel. Students will create a group portfolio and write a personal essay based on their experiences.

All students in this program are required to enroll in FREN3061, section 001 for the Summer term. In order to receive credit from the host institutions, students will also have to register for MLTI3000.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Living Arrangements

This study abroad includes accommodations in Paris and at the university of Caen (individual room on Campus) most meals in Caen, train from Paris to Caen, local transportation, daily excursions and three field trips (Mt St Michel, Plages du Débarquement, Honfleur and Etretat), a special day to discover life in a small French city (Falaise and St Pierre-sur-Dives), program costs, and of tuition at the university in France. Airfare from Cincinnati to Paris are not included.

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Getting ThereTour of Univeristy



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Program Costs

2019 Program Cost: TBD

2018 Program Cost:
6 Week Option: $5,600
3 Week Option: $3300

Included in Program Cost:

  • Housing / accommodations
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • International airfare
  • MLTI3000 Study Abroad Fee ($200)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)

This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Anne-Marie Jézéquel, Ph.D.
of Department Romance Languages and literatures

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