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France, Germany & Switzerland (Culture/Language)
Berlin, Germany; Bern, Switzerland; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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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 and Swiss cultures through 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 the global impacts these two cultures have on other nations. Also, students will explore the culture of Switzerland to see how both German and French cultures have influenced Switzerland into becoming an exceptional example of multiculturalism.

France/Germany/Switzerland Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Summer Term
Credits:  6 Credits – Fren 110/Ger 110
Faculty & Staff: Faculty led expedition
Population of Paris: 2.2 Million
                        Berlin: 3.5 Million
                        Bern: 129,000
Housing:  Hostels and Hotels (approx. $70/night)
Meals:  Students are responsible to pay for their own meals

Course Requirements

Students are required to take Fren 110: Intro to French Culture and Ger 110: Intro to German Culture in collaboration with this program. 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. No prior knowledge of the German or French languages is necessary.


During this amazing trip students will explore the fascinating capital cities of Paris, Berlin and Bern. Students will also see many interesting sites, including Potsdam, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Zurich and Geneva.


Lodging will be in different hotels and hostels in various cities throughout France, Germany and Switzerland. Lodging is included in the cost of the program.


Students can be freshmen or above and need a GPA of 2.0.  Students should first enroll online with SCSU and, after accepted, will be provided with application instructions for the France/Germany/Switzerland Program.  All majors are welcome.

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This program does NOT have a language requirement.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/15/2016 TBA TBA