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Dialogue: Language and Culture in Contemporary France


Lyon, France Summer I, 2022

Dialogue: Language and Culture in Contemporary France

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  • This program is not currently accepting applications.

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change due to restrictions or limitations related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Program

This Dialogue of Civilizations program takes place at the Université Catholique de Lyon, a university in the heart of France, followed by a cultural visit to Paris. In this program, students will be taking courses and participating in cultural excursions and events in the beautiful city of Lyon. The program ends with a visit to the city of lights: Paris. The dialogue provides a total immersion in the language, interactions with the locals, and an understanding of ongoing social, cultural and political events.
Students are housed in individual rooms in Lyon at a university residence, and in a hotel in the heart of Paris.

The summer language course will include 20 hours of classes per week in addition to cultural and historical immersion. The classes will cover different levels of French in order to satisfy the students’ level. Classes are taught in French and provide students with the opportunity to improve their oral and written skills. Students will be able to take part in a variety of cultural activities in Lyon and visiting historical site and cities such as La Vallée du Rhone, Geneva (Switzerland), Annecy, Le Beaujolais, and various museums: le Musee de la Miniature, Le Musee des Beaux Arts, Musee Gallo-Romain, etc. and in Paris visiting Chateau de Versailles, le Louvre, le musee de l’immigration and more.

Eligibility Requirements

This DOC is open to all eligible Northeastern and Mills students. Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.7
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Other Requirements
  • Program Prerequisites: FRNH 1102 or equivalent
  • Possible Student Challenges: The dialogue is overall intellectual. Other than the classes, walks to museums and historical monuments, the dialogue is not physically challenging.

Info SessionDecember 2, 2021

Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021

Standard Deadline: January 20, 2022


Faculty Leader

Name:Sali Ziane

GEO Advisor

Name:Kristina Schinder
Phone:(617) 373-5123
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