Sewanee in France and the Francophone World
The Department of French and French Studies offers its own five-to-six-week summer program in France for motivated students who have fulfilled the language requirement and are anxious to improve their fluency and learn more about French culture, history, and literature on site. The program should particularly serve French and French Studies minors who are expected to study in France for at least a summer, ideally between their sophomore and junior years, though the summer between the junior and senior years could work in exceptional cases. The two-course program ("Advanced Language Abroad" and "Studies in Culture and Literature Abroad") is based in Mediterranean Provence, where students live with French families and study French language and culture intensively. Then during the final ten days, the group makes cultural stops throughout the provinces en route to Paris where the program concludes in early-to-mid July (students may stay on beyond the official end-date for independent travel if they wish). Students should begin exploring their summer-in-France options no later than mid-November of the academic year prior to their intended departure. Students interested in this program should contact Professor Aymeric Glacet.
French and French Studies majors are expected to spend at least a semester studying in France, and majors in other fields of study may be interested in doing likewise. For stays longer than a summer, Sewanee makes use of its affiliate status with various programs to send students to Nantes, Paris, and many other destinations.
Sewanee Students in Morocco, 2010
Sewanee Summer in France, 2012