French Study Abroad Opportunities

Where would you like to study abroad?  A semester in France or in Tahiti?  A May Term travel course to Paris or Senegal?  Why not take advantage of more than one opportunity?  Go global with French!

Semester in Tahiti

University of French PolynesiaHow about living and studying for a semester on the tropical island of Tahiti in the South Pacific?  Through a partnership with the University of French Polynesia, you can do just that!  Tahiti is a fascinating place where Western and non-Western cultures mix, where post-colonial issues are at play, and where the geography contrasts completely with that of the Midwestern United States.  Why not learn French in the tropics and gain a whole new perspective on the world?


Semester in France

Catholic University of the West in Angers, FranceA new partnership with the Catholic University of the West in Angers will make it possible for Simpson students to spend a semester immersed in the language and culture of France starting in 2013-14.  The French-for-foreigners institute on campus allows students from beginning to advanced levels to work on their French skills and helps them integrate into the local community.  Angers is on a high-speed train line, making it an easy hub from which to explore other areas of France, too.


May Term Travel Courses

Louvre and Eiffel TowerHow about taking a travel course to a French-speaking destination during May Term?  A variety of course topics and locations have been offered in the past:  French-American cultural differences in France, Arts and Apes in Rwanda, Polynesian Culture in Tahiti, etc.  During May Term 2013, Castles, Colorful Characters, and Crucial Moments in French History took students to Paris to delve into the richness of its past. In May 2014, Working with the Peace Corps in Senegal will give students a unique opportunity for linguistic and cultural immersion in West Africa.  Learn more about May Term 2014 in Senegal.