FURMAN IN VERSAILLES
FALL SEMESTER 2017
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures proposes a study program in Versailles, France each fall semester. The Furman Fall in Versailles program has been in existence over four
decades. You will study in Versailles, France, one of the most historically significant sites in Europe, with some of your courses taught at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. As an advanced French language student, you'll engage in intensive study of the country's history, culture, society and language. This program incorporates weekly visits to relevant local sites, group excursions throughout the country, and residence with a host family.
The community of Versailles, France has played a leading role in European culture for hundreds of years, and continues to attract visitors and scholars from all over the world. From its early years as a rural hunting outpost to its time as the shining center of Louis XIV's kingdom, to the events of the French Revolution, the treaty following World War I and beyond, important world events have taken place in this town built around the golden palace.
Our remarkable Furman Fall in Versailles program has been opening the doors of this modern city to our students for over four decades. Our study away program offers a core curriculum in French language, literature, culture, and architectural history for a total of 16 credit hours. You will explore and engage with the cultural and intellectual marvels of Versailles, France, one of the most historically significant sites in Europe, with some of your courses taught at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
As an advanced French language student, you will engage in intensive study of the country's history, culture, society, and language. Our program incorporates weekly visits to striking local sites, group excursions throughout the country, including the famous castles of the Loire Valley in the West, the locales of the South where troubadours once sang, and the gothic cathedrals and stunning marketplaces of the North and East. Most valuably, our students experience full immersion in French language and culture through host family residence in Versailles, just a 35-minute train ride away from the significant artistic, historic and cultural treasures of Paris. Majors and non-majors who have completed French 215 and/or French 214 (and those who plan to have either course completed by May 2017) are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the 2017 Program Directors, Dr. Marianne Bessy and Dr. Daniel Worden. We will schedule an information session for November 2016. Selected students will attend an orientation program at Furman during the Spring 2017 semester.
FRN-301 Travel Study in French Language
French major credit
Instructor(s): French staff (Chauchat and Vedel)
These veteran instructors will divide our students into two groups for separate grammar and conversation sections. Part of the study away curriculum in France. 2 credits.
FRN 310 Travel Study in Twentieth Century French Drama
TA; French Major Credit
Instructor: French staff (Martine Sinniger)
Part of the study away curriculum in France. Survey of twentieth century French drama, both as literature and spectacle, including selected works of Montherlant, Claudel, Anouilh, Giradoux, Sartre, and Camus. 4 credits.
FRN-325 French Architecture in Context
VP; French major credit
Each instructor will coordinate the course during her or his period of residence in France through regular meetings to supplement the site visits and lectures.
Course catalog description: Part of the study away curriculum in France. An understanding of French architectural monuments as theEIIA) to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance.
“Culture et société”
taught at and by the Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en Yvelines (UVSQ) Instructor(s): Instructors to be determined by our university partner, UVSQ.
FRN 320: Part of the study away curriculum in France. Cultural history of France, including history, politics, geography, the arts, architecture, and daily life. On-site visits (museums, monuments, cathedrals, etc.). Will count as 6 ECTS (3 US Credits) and transfer as FRN-320
“Langue en contexte”
taught at and by the Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines Instructor(s):
Instructors to be determined by our university partner, UVSQ.
FRN-GNC: none required. 3 credits (6 ECTS, will transfer as 3 credits of FRN GNC)
Semester faculty-led programs are open to Furman University students of all majors, subject to any course prerequisites. Successful applicants will demonstrate a marked academic, vocational, or personal interest in the program. The faculty directors of this program will read all applications and admit the most qualified individuals.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA)
to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance.
Students will pay 2017-2018 semester tuition, room, and board plus a $250 study away program fee. Federal, State and Furman financial aid that a student normally receives will apply. Questions about financial aid should be directed toward the Financial Aid Office.
To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit (which applies toward the study away program fee) is due two weeks after acceptance. The final payment deadline will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program.
STUDY AWAY NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Need-based study away scholarships are available. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars should alert the Rinker Center for Study Away to apply their one-time study away stipend to their study away program.
STUDY AWAY PROGRAM FEE INCLUSIONS
Roundtrip airfare from a designated city to program location*
Lodging for the duration of the program
Meals for the duration of the program*
Transportation for program-related activities/events
Entrance fees to programmed activities/events/venues
Tours included in the study away program
Group meals (students will know ahead of time how many group meals will be provided)
Emergency Medical Insurance (on international programs)
International phone plan allowance for basic communication purposes*
*may be in the form of a program fee credit
PROGRAM FEE EXCLUSIONS
Transportation to the designated departure city (for international programs)
OPTIONAL PROGRAM EXPENSES
International cell phone charges above the provided allowance
Trip cancellation or interruption insurance
Personal expenses and souvenirs
Transportation, meals and lodging for independent travel