|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Program Type:||Faculty Led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.0||Minimum Class Eligibility:||1-Freshman|
|Non-SCSU Student:||Yes||Housing Options:||Hostels, Hotels|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Credit Type:||Undergraduate|
|Program Length:||Short-Term Program|
This program provides an in-depth perspective to French, German, Swiss and Austrian cultures through the exploration of history, politics, economics and cultural lessons. Through the courses FREN 110: Intro to French Culture and GER 110: Intro to German culture, students will gain an understanding of two major European cultures, historical and cultural events that formed the present day of those cultures. Students will also visit Austria and see that, while no Austrian is spoken there and the country is a part of a German-speaking world, Austria is distinct from Germany and has its own rich culture. Students will then explore the culture of Switzerland to see how both German and French cultures have influenced Switzerland into becoming an exceptional example of multiculturalism, where national identity is not defined by the language spoken.
Academic Calendar: Summer Term
Credits: 6 Credits
Faculty & Staff: Faculty-Led Program
Dr. Masha Mikolchak
Housing: Hostels and Hotels
Meals: Students are responsible to pay for their own meals
FREN 110: Intro to French Culture
GER 110: Intro to German Culture
No prior knowledge of the German or French languages is necessary.
FREN 110 explores the French culture through the focus on the historical development of Paris. GER 110 will focus on the development of Berlin from the time of East and West Berlin to the point where the city finally rejoined and developed into what Berlin is today. Both courses fall into the General Education requirements for cultural awareness.
Capital cities of Paris, Berlin and Bern.
The Eiffel Tower
Freshman status or above
GPA of 2.0 or higher
No previous language knowledge required
Open to all majors
Students should first apply with SCSU online
This program does NOT have a language requirement.