Winter & Spring Quarters (January-June) Deadline to Apply: June 8, 2013
Find out what is going on with our students who are studying in Grenoble!
Grenoble, the city where "every street ends in
a mountain," is the historical capital of the old province of the
Dauphiné and the economic cultural hub of the French Alps. With its
dynamic culture and alpine setting, Grenoble offers students a wide
variety of experiences and activities.
Complete your 200 and 300 level French studies in Grenoble,
France! The French-in-France program allows you to earn your French
minor and work towards your French Major through joint enrollment
at Seattle University and at the University Center for French
Studies at the University of Grenoble (CUEF).
Although the University of Grenoble is not owned, operated, or
controlled by Seattle University, the Modern Languages Department
at Seattle University cooperates jointly with the University of
Grenoble to promote our mutual interests in educational programs
and learning opportunities focused on languages and international
All French-in-France participants will enroll Fall Quarter in
FREN 215 French Language IV and/or FREN 291 Advanced French
Language. These intensive French language courses will continue to
build on the students' language skills while providing both a
cultural and practical orientation in preparation for studying and
living in France Winter and Spring quarters. This Fall quarter
intensive language program is mandatory for all participants in the
French-in-France program. Students will pay SU tuition.
Students will register for either FREN 296 Advanced French
or FREN 315 French Culture and Civilization (5 credits) taught by
Seattle University faculty and for the French Language and Culture
Studies Program (FLCS) at the CUEF. The FLCS program has both a language and
a cultural component. The language component involves intensive
French courses at intermediate and advanced levels. The cultural
courses may be selected from the following areas: French
Civilization and Culture, Political and Economic Life in
Contemporary France, History of Contemporary France, French and
Francophone Literatures, History of French Cinema, and History of
French Art. Students will pay SU Tuition.
Students will continue in the FLCS Program at the CUEF and will
enroll in FREN 393 Morocco (5 credits) taught by Seattle
University Faculty. The Seattle University faculty member will also
lead the Spring Quarter study tour to Morocco that is an integral
part of FREN 393 and the capstone event for the French-in-France
program. Students will pay regular SU tuition. At the conclusion of
the program, all students will have earned a Minor in French and
may complete the French Major by taking additional 400 level
courses upon returning to Seattle University. FREN 315 French
Culture and Civilization meets the Seattle University Core
Interdisciplinary Course Requirement. The French-in-France program
also satisfies the Study Abroad requirement for both Modern
Languages and International Studies.
The French-in-France program will follow the academic calendars
of both Seattle University and the University of Grenoble. Specific
dates will be announced during orientation.
Students need to complete the online application form through
the Education Abroad Office. Students must have completed the
equivalent of one year of university level French with an overall
minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in all their French courses.
The names of the students will then be forwarded to the CUEF which
is responsible for accepting the students to the FLCS part of the
program and for providing letters of acceptance.
Participants will be required to make their own travel
arrangements and are expected to arrive in Grenoble by early
January. Specific dates will be announced during orientation.
Home stays will be arranged by Academic Programs
International. The home stay will include room, breakfast,
and evening meals. Besides meals taken with the host family,
students may eat at university restaurants or in inexpensive
restaurants in downtown Grenoble.
Academic Program Costs: Participants will pay a program fee in
addition to regular Seattle University tuition. Seattle
University tuition will cover the costs both for the courses taught
by Seattle University and for the courses offered at the CUEF.
Seattle University tuition will also cover the costs for the
on-site coordinator and the Winter Quarter excursions in
Grenoble. The overall cost of hte program is approximately
the same as tuition, room and board at SU + airfare and
personal expenses. See the Education Abroad Office for a more
Students must obtain a student visa prior to departure for
Grenoble. Each participant is required to have an adequate medical
and accident insurance policy for international travel. This
insurance is also mandatory for the student visa. Details will be
given at the orientation sessions.
Please submit the following materials directly to the Modern Languages & Cultures Department as soon as possible
- A recent photograph of yourself
- A brief paragraph stating your reasons for applying to the FIF program
- A letter of recommendation from your core advisor
- Your most recent transcripts
All French in France applicants must also apply through Education Abroad and complete the required electronic form.
This is separate, yet mandatory step (FIF is an SU sponsored program).
In the beginning of March, each applicant will be contacted and asked to meet with Maria Leon and Victor Reinking, the two co-directors of the program for a 30 minute interview.
All applications must be currently enrolled in or have applies for admission to Seattle University as regular students. Should you have any questions regarding a financial package for this program, such as scholarship, grants, and loans, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (206) 296-2000.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Modern Languages & Culture Department, Xavier 100,