Oberlin-affiliated programs in French and Francophone countries allow students to immerse themselves in French-speaking environments for a semester, year or summer, while pursuing individual academic interests — literature, history, cinema, biology, neuroscience, art history, music, economics, international relations, Africa, the Maghreb, environmental studies, aid to developing countries, etc. A total of 15 credits may be transferred from Study Away programs toward the French major. Credit earned in Study Away courses may count for both French credit as well as credit in other subject areas. A course taught in French on art history, for example, could be counted for both French and art credit with prior faculty approval.
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Oberlin-affiliated French programs are listed below, including student testimonials. For further information, contact a member of the French faculty or visit the Study Away Office in Peters Hall, room 205. The first step you need to take in planning your study abroad experience is to file a request for an Academic Leave of Absence. Obtain the request form online by visiting the Study Away website.
ANNUAL APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL PROGRAMS: MARCH 15
SEMESTER AND YEAR-LONG PROGRAMS:
Recommended for beginning and intermediate French students:
CIEE PARIS CONTEMPORARY FRENCH STUDIES
Recommended for advanced students in literature, sciences, music (Conservatoire de Paris):
(A selective program with mostly Ivy-league participants.)
For literature, arts, Breton culture:
For studio art at historic site linked to Impressionism:
PONT AVEN SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ART
For literature, Arabic language, links between France and North Africa: