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2005 Summer Study Abroad (UT in France)


The UT IN FRANCE summer study program is co-sponsored by the UT Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (MFLL) and the University of Caen in Normandy, France. In four weeks, through both course work and extracurricular experience and activities, students earn six hours of college credit while being introduced to all aspects of French language and culture.

The program begins with a one-week study tour of Paris, after which participants move on to Caen where they live with a French family (meals included) while studying French at a French university (courses taught by French professors who specialize in French as a foreign language). While in Caen, participants also engage in a variety of cultural activities including organized excursions to important historical sites in Normandy. A UTK faculty member and graduate student assistant accompany the students in Paris and Caen.


Any enthusiastic student of French having completed the equivalent of UTK’s French 112 or above from any college in the USA may apply. Applicants must be approved by UTK’s Center for International Education (CIE) and by program director.


Courses in Caen transfer to UTK for six (6) hours of undergraduate credit. Courses offered: French 211 (3 hours), French 212 (3 hours);French 491 (3-6 hours, "Foreign Study"). Students register for: 211 & 212, or 212 and 491, or 2 sections of 491. 211 and 212 must be taken for a grade; French 491 may be taken for either a grade or pass/fail. Grades are determined by faculty director based on student’s overall work in France, including participation in group activities, course work in Caen, and journal writing.


Exchange rate fluctuations make it difficult to predict the exact cost of the program, but we try hard to keep it affordable for you without jeopardizing quality. You pay:
1. AIRFARE: Participants purchase their own tickets, usually between $450-$700; a group flight (student rate) will be arranged if enough participants are interested.
2. $1026: Registration for 6 hours of UT credit, plus $90 study abroad processing fee charged by the CIE.
3. $2, 800: our best estimate to cover additional UT administrative fees; transportation within France; hotel (double or triple occupancy) and some meals in Paris; Paris sightseeing (including Versailles & Chartres); tuition and materials for classes in Caen, accommodation (room & full board) for three weeks with a French family in Caen; and all organized excursions in Caen.


Approximate dates: Program begins in Paris May 31 and ends June 24, 2005 (Definite dates will be set by early Dec. ‘04)
To apply:
1. Contact program director: Dr. John B. Romeiser, Dept. of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, 701 McClung Tower, Tel: (865) 974-7602; Fax: 974-7096; email: jromeise@utk.edu
Plan to attend one of these informational meetings: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 5-5:45 p.m., or Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5:15-6 p.m., both in 1210 McClung Tower.
2. At Center for International Education (CIE), 1620 Melrose Ave., CAMPUS, Tel: 974-3177: obtain application packet, including Programs Abroad Form and two Reference Forms.
These forms are also available on-line at: www.utabroad.org
3. Return completed Programs Abroad Form to CIE and ask two UTK instructors (or one instructor and one other appropriate individual) to complete and submit a Reference Form for you. At least one reference must be provided by one of your former or current French teachers.
These forms can be completed and submitted on-line at the above address.
4. Once these forms are processed, program director will inform students of their status: accepted, wait listed, or rejected.
5. At CIE office, accepted student obtains Study Abroad Packet and pays $300 deposit. This completes the application process.
Checks payable to: The University of Tennessee
Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2005 (But please contact program director now, if you’re interested.) All quoted prices and features of program are subject to change.

Below:  Students from a recent UT in France group. 


Excursion to Mont-Saint-Michel