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Dijon: Summer French


Each summer, Augustana offers a six-week program in the heart of France with immersive study of French language and culture. During the program, students may opt to live with a local family or stay at university residence halls with other international students, enjoy a wide range of cultural activities both on campus and in the community and visit other regions of France on faculty-led overnight excursions.

Summer 2019 will be the final summer prior to the shift from trimesters to semesters and the switch to a 4-credit standard course. For the Summer 2019 Dijon program, this means the program will retain its selection of 3-credit courses available at all academic levels.


Eligibility and program cap: Requires a 2.00 GPA and sophomore status. There is no requirement of prior study of French, though the program is recommended for students of French language, culture and literature.

Contact: Director of International Programs or any faculty member in the French program

Dates: The Dijon program typically runs from early July through mid-August


All students will receive 6 credits of French. Students at the 100 (Beginning) level will receive 6 credits of French language while those at the 200 or 300 level will receive 3 credits of French language and 3 credits of French Civilization.

Placement in the 21, 22, and 23 courses is determined by placement exam and prior study of French at the college level.

FREN 111: Beginning Conversational French (6 credits)

FREN 210: Topics in French Culture (3 credits)

FREN 221, 222, or 223: Intermediate French (3 credits)

FREN 310 (PP): Topics in French Cultural Studies (3 credits)

FREN 321, 322, or 323: Advanced French (3 credits)

Housing and travel

Housing: Homestay accommodations are recommended for maximum language and culture immersion. Students may also opt to live in on-campus residence halls. The program fee quoted here is for the homestay (with meals included). Students who opt for the residence hall will be given a meal stipend of equivalent value.

Excursions: The program includes 2-3 overnight excursions to be determined after the group has been selected. Recent locations have included Provence, Paris and the French Alps.

Travel: Students are responsible for travel to/from Paris. They will be met in Paris for transfer to Dijon. Students may opt to travel on their own prior to or following the program dates, but should plan carefully so as to not miss any program components.

Budget and fees

Program fee: $6,000 for the 2019 program

Includes: Tuition, ground transport, accommodations, meals in homestay, all excursions, full time support staff, and medical insurance.

Does not include: Airfare, non-homestay meals and discretionary spending.

Out-of-pocket estimate: Depending on student spending habits and flight costs to/from Paris, out-of-pocket costs range between $1,800 and $2,600.