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French Immersion in Angers

This program is designed for you to immerse yourself in the French language (regardless of language ability) while also learning about French culture, politics and society. The program offers classes covering many disciplines, with coursework in history, sociology, political science, business and French culture and civilization. You will study at the international language institute (CIDEF) of the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (the Catholic University of the West), taking courses with US and other international students. During the academic year, you will live with a French family for a...

The Genius of Study Abroad: Revolutionary Imagination

Revolutionary imagination—for how we see our world and live in it—is the focus of “The Genius of Study Abroad” - a dynamic three-country, four-cities study abroad experience of active, activist global learning that will take students to Dublin, Oxford, London, and Paris. ** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

Task-Based Language Learning in Siena and Lyon

This program is not running in Summer 2020. Immerse yourself in everyday life in Italy and France! This four-week summer program will allow you to develop multiple strategies for learning new languages confidently and effectively. You will begin to learn Italian and French and reflect on the connections between different cultures and their unique features. You will acquire basic skills in both French and Italian through a double-pronged approach: we will start each day in class learning vocabulary and structures. Later in the day, you will carry out practical tasks by using what you’ve...

Museums as Living Archives of Public Policy in Aix-en-Provence and Paris

This course will introduce students to the role of museums and cultural policy in teaching about the atrocities of racism and genocide and creating an awareness to galvanize change. This course will provide students with a tangible means for understanding difficult content and will enable them to investigate what public policies exist today for museums and how staff curate exhibitions around these issues. Participants will learn how artists respond to events and the ramifications of nationalism and xenophobia and result in the development of their own exhibition proposals. Students will visit...

Sciences Po Exchange

In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at Sciences Po, a French university that is internationally oriented in terms of its academic program, student body, and faculty. This exchange program offers undergraduate and graduate courses in both French and in English. Sciences Po is the premier university for the social sciences in France. Sciences Po is classified as a “grande école,” or elite university, that educates the nation’s top students in the social sciences, most of whom will work in government, law, international affairs, journalism, and public policy after...

University of Poitiers Exchange

The city of Poitiers has a history of serving as a university center since the Middle Ages. The University of Poitiers was established in 1431 by Pope Eugene IV and King Charles VII, and is known for educating many famous philosophers and scientists – including François Rabelais and René Descartes, Joachim du Bellay, Guez de Balzac – throughout the ages. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe. There are currently over 26,000 students attending the University of Poitiers, 4,000 of which are international students. The university utilizes buildings that date back the 16th Century as...

TASSEP Exchange

As scientific research becomes ever more international and cooperative, it is important for science students to experience scientific teaching and research in international settings. If you are an undergraduate student majoring in Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, the TASSEP program is a great fit for you. This program will give you the opportunity to experience a year of studying and living abroad in Europe while continuing to earn credits toward your UO degree. The program encompasses 16 different European universities, each with unique academic offerings and research...

Art, Identity, and Representation in Senegal and France

20200225_SustainableGoals_SustainableCities-416x416.png This program will not run in summer 2020. Learn more about a similar experience here . This three-week study abroad program will take you to Senegal and Paris to study the influence of African art worldwide, art in Senegalese society, and the impacts of colonization, imperialism and racism on art worldwide. This three-week study abroad course begins in Dakar, Senegal with homestays and excursions to museums, markets and the UNESCO heritage site—Gorée Island. The third week of the program is in Paris, where you will study institutions and...

IE3: Lyon Exchange

The Lyon exchange program is ideal for students in a variety of majors who have a background in French language and are hoping to experience French cultural immersion. This program is run through Oregon State University’s IE3 Global Office. The program offers several options for students at higher or lower levels of French: a yearlong exchange with direct enrollment in a French university, semester and yearlong language institutes, or English-taught classes in international studies, political science, or business. For further information about the program, including dates and course...
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