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French LSA+ Lyon
Lyon, France (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Dartmouth applicants only
Budget Sheets Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Country: French Target Language: French
Lodging Options: Homestay Enrollment: 20
Type of Program:
LSA+
Program Description:

Program Overview

Lyon This program coincides with the French LSA.

The combined French LSA/LSA+ program in winter term takes place in Lyon, which is the second largest city in France. Located at the junction of the Saone and Rhone rivers, Lyon has been, since its founding by the Romans, a major center of culture and commerce. Today the old city, with its vestiges of the Roman and Medieval eras, is surrounded by the evidence of a thriving urban economy. The LSA/LSA+ program is affiliated with the University of Lyon. In addition to the courses taught at the University of Lyon, students will be able to benefit from the cultural offerings of the city theaters, concerts, museums as well as from the beauty of the nearby Alpine and Beaujolais regions. Lyon also offers sporting opportunities.  
 

Academics

Faculty Director
2018 Winter:  Professor Lynn Higgins
2019 Winter:  Professor Kathleen J. Wine

Curriculum  
All students will take three classes for Dartmouth credit:
   
  • French 8, Exploring French Culture and Language. Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts. The class will emphasize the local architecture and history of Lyon in excursions and lectures by our French university faculty. Fulfills the prerequisite to the French Major or Minor. 
  • French 10, Introduction to French Literature. Introduction to French Literature:  Masterworks and Great Issues. This course, offered by the Dartmouth Faculty Director of the Program, deals in major figures, themes, or issues of French literature. Techniques of critical reading and interpretation are studied as an approach to these topics. Counts toward the French Major of Minor.  
  • French 12, Advanced Writing and Speaking in French.  Allows students to use their growing mastery of the French language in readings and discussions of masterworks in the original language. This course is taught by our French University Faculty, and counts toward the French Major or Minor.    
Prerequisite: French 3, Intermediate French (with a grade of B or better), or exemption from French 3.
 

Student Life

Students live with French families.

For more information, please see the French Department website.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program by clicking on the term: winter.  The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.