The worldwide pandemic has required us to reimagine the LBAT experiences we offer students. Programs that advertise for 2021 will have a go/no go date and, in the case that international travel should be impossible, will offer a virtual study abroad option as a backup. Please check the program website regularly for updates/announcements on our 2021 programming.

Language for Business and Technology: France

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Description

Study for 8 weeks in the very heart of Paris, at the Maison Internationale des Jeunes et des Etudiants in the Quartier du Marais (4e arrondissement), next to the River Seine, only a few minutes' walk from Notre-Dame and the Quartier Latin, and fall in love with the City of Light!

Find out why France is so much more than berets and brie and discover French culture, architecture and arts. Visit the most famous museums, landmarks, and monuments, such as Musée d’Orsay, The Louvre, The Louis Vuitton Foundation, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Musée Arts et Métiers, Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins, or La Gaîté Lyrique digital arts and modern music centre, just to name a few.

Experience first-hand numerous current city projects that aim to transform the Paris city area into a major world and European metropolis of the 21st century, and confirm its rank among competing international megacities by building a sustainable city. Visit eco-districts, la Halle Pajol - an environmentally friendly, wooden and positive-energy building, accessible to people with reduced mobility, and one of the largest urban solar units in France -  and meet Parisian urban farmers.

Deepen your knowledge about French companies and learn about digital technologies that include a goal to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes. Visit Station F, Europe's and one of world's leading startup campus, the Groupe PSA Poissy plant belonging to Groupe PSA, France's leading car manufacturers. Have a guided tour of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) headquarters, and La Defense business district, the largest in Europe. Meet e-commerce and knowledge-based economy entrepreneurs. Immerse yourself fully into the language and culture of France and take a cooking class in French.

Earn 9 credit hours in French at the 3000 level, applicable towards a certificate, French Minor or ALIS, IAML or GEML major, or in partial fulfillment of the International Plan Study Abroad requirement.

Advance your proficiency in the French language by learning and discussing fascinating current topics at the crossroads of Social Sciences, Economy, Business, Engineering, the Arts, Science and Technology, while enhancing your resume and preparing you to work in a number of countries throughout the world where French is spoken or in demand.

Study Abroad in France, and have the summer of your life!

Location

Paris, France

Dates

May 11 - June 30, 2021

Host Institution

MIJE Youth Hostel (Maison Internationales des Jeunes Etudiants) + Cocoon Space (classroom)

Accommodations

Maison Internationale des Jeunes et des Etudiants in the Quartier du Marais: it is in the 4e arrondissement de Paris.

Courses

You will have some of the following options in Paris:

  • FREN 3693: French Business and Technology II (Dr. Gall)
  • FREN 3694: French Business and Technology Abroad (Dr. Gall)
  • FREN 3698: Environment and Sustainability (Dr. Jonsson)

After Paris, students on the program also have the opportunity to continue studying in Dakar, Senegal at the 3000-level with FREN 3692 - French Business and Technlogy I or FREN 3551 - French for the Professions I (3 credits), taught by Samba Sy.

Total credits: 9 credits

Prerequisites

1) Completion of FREN 2002 (with an A) and good academic standing OR 2) AP French Test Score of 5  or IB French Test Score of 6 (FREN 2001 "straight A" students with a recommendation from their Georgia Tech French instructor will be considered). 

Cost

  • The program fee is $5,400. Fee includes transportation from Roissy International airport, lodging, all breakfasts, all dinners, books, site visits, field trips, and insurance.

  • Program Fee does not include: Airfare, 9 credit hours tuition, visa, technology fee, independent ground transportation and meals.

  • Payment deadlines: Apply on the Atlas Study Abroad Portal from OIE before February 15th. A $500 deposit is due at the time of application and is applied to the overall program fee. For Paris only: first payment of $2,000 is due February 15th, balance of $2,900 is due March 15th. Payments are withdrawn directly from Oscar accounts on the deadline.

  • Scholarships are available. See application/scholarships page for details.

Cancellation Policy

Students canceling BEFORE February 15th, 2021, will lose their $500 deposit.

Students canceling AFTER February 15th, 2021, must pay 30% of the program fee.

Students canceling AFTER March 15th, 2021, must pay 100% of the program fee.

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

Date Hours/Events Virtual location
Oct 5-9

International Abroad Fair 

https://eafair.oie.gatech.edu/

https://gtoie2020fair.gatherly.io/

https://gtoie2020fair.event.gatherly.io/?uuid=15698 

Oct. 6

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

(Study Abroad Fair)

http://gtoie2020fair.event.gatherly.io/?uuid=15698
Oct. 7 5:00 p.m - 5.30 p.m (BlueJeans) https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/spzpxtrf
Oct. 9 9:30 a.m -10:00 a.m (BlueJeans) https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/fbtuyfxg

Oct.15-22-29 + Nov. 5-12

Thursdays weekly info sessions 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m (BlueJeans) https://bluejeans.com/545581202