France

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Mary Aldridge

English Department
P:  480-461-7361
Office: LA3 - 13
mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

 

A valid passport is required to travel abroad.  Passport Info Here

May 25-June 19, 2018

The Nice and French Riviera (Cote d’Azur) program visits one of the most beautiful parts of the world in order to learn and practice conversational French as well as to learn more about the history and culture of this area that is bordered by the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean and the grandeur of the French Alps. 

The program’s home is Nice, the 5th largest city in France, and classes are held in a school in the Liberation-Borriglione quarter of the city, where participants can enjoy the Mediterranean sun between classes in the school’s garden.  Nice is home to the famous Promenade des Anglais, which runs along its famous pebbled beach as well as several open-air markets and unique buildings. 

Participants spend three weeks exploring the rich heritage of one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse areas with excursions to Cannes, Les Iles de Lerins, Antibes, Eze, Beaulieu sur Mer, and Monaco.

No previous knowledge of French is necessary as students will enroll in French conversation and learn how to converse in everyday situations in shops, restaurants, markets, train stations, and other everyday locations and activities. 

In addition to our planned excursions, participants may also take part in optional excursions to Corsica, Ventimiglia, Italy, Avignon, and in activities such as scuba diving and perfume making.

Did You Know?

  • Under the monarchy, the heir to the French throne was called le dauphin (the dolphin), in reference to his coat of arms.
  • Pets are very important in French culture, and pet dogs are allowed in public places like airports, malls, and many restaurants.
  • France attracts more tourists than any other country in the world.
  • The French population tends to resist foreign fast food because of concerns about genetically modified foods and globalization, which is seen as a threat to France's small farmers.
  • Currency used is the Euro (sign: ; code: EUR).
  • Read more detailed cultural information on France provided by CultureGrams™.
    France (2017). CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest.

Estimated Program Costs

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

Program Fee
Includes lodging, academic facilities, cultural excursions, in-country ground transportation, daily breakfast and dinner while living with a host family, and secondary medical insurance.

$2,486 Program Fee Due: March 23, 2018

Registration Fee

Tuition:
In-state: $86 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $206 per credit hour

$   15

$ 258

Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.
Airfare (estimated cost) $1,600

Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.

Meals

Breakfast and dinners are included while living with your host family.  Lunches are not included.

$ 300 Not needed until you land in France!
TOTAL Estimated Costs $4,659  
 
ADDITIONAL COSTS    
Textbooks
No textbook required
$0  
Passport
(new)
$ 135 Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Passport Information Available Here

Program Excursions

Nice Program Details

  • Benefit from a French language immersion experience while studying the culture of Nice and the French Riviera.  No previous French language skills are required.
  • Homestays are provided with local families that include daily breakfast and dinner.

Course Offered (3 credit program)

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

General Information Sessions

Southern & Dobson

TUESDAYS: 1:30-2:15 pm

September 12 & 26, 2017
October 10 & 24, 2017
November 7, 2017

Location
Enrollment Center EC115A (Building 39)

WEDNESDAYS: 6-6:45 pm

September 13 & 27, 2017
October 11 & 25, 2017
November 8, 2017

Location
Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)

Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Tuesday Info Sessions.
For financial aid information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2018 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2017. For information,  contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative.  Space is limited so apply early!

General Information Sessions

Red Mountain

MONDAYS 12:30-1:15 pm

September 11 & 25, 2017
October 9 & 23, 2017
November 6, 2017

Location
Student Life Conference Room M214 (Mesquite Building)

THURSDAYS 1:45-2:30 PM

September 14 & 28, 2017
October 12 & 26, 2017
November 9, 2017

Location
Student Life Conference Room M214 (Mesquite Building)

Financial Aid Workshops at Red Mountain from 1:15-2:15 pm following Monday Info Sessions.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2018 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2017. For information,  contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative.  Space is limited so apply early!

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2018
11:59 pm MST

Maximum Award: $1,000

Get information on financial aid, grants, and scholarships for study abroad here.

Study Scholarship Application for France

Student must be accepted into a program and make a confirmation deposit (refundable until March 23, 2018) PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.

Program Application Deadline

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Complete online program application.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Space is limited, so apply early to reserve your place! 

Payment Deadlines

Friday, March 23, 2018

Program Fee Deadline: March 23, 2018

Tuition Deadline: 35 days prior to course start date
(Registration begins in March.)

Cashier Services

Mandatory Orientation

Saturday, April 7, 2018

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library
Southern & Dobson campus

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation!
There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.