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France, Germany, Switzerland & Austria (Culture/Language): SCSU Short-Term
Berlin, Germany; Bern, Switzerland; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 02/09/2019 05/06/2019 05/18/2019
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hostels, Hotels
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:



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. 

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Fast Facts

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
Costs: Summer - CLICK HERE


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. 


During this amazing trip students will explore the fascinating places and towns.
  • Capital cities of Paris, Berlin and Bern.
  • Potsdam
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The Louvre
  • Zurich
  • Salzburg


Lodging will be in different hotels and hostels in various cities throughout each location and is included in the cost of the program.


  • 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.

NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative