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I would have to say that my French has improved because of France’s people. It was a joy speaking to them. They would make every single conversation funny. Their humor forced me to learn French.

Aleksandar Lazic, Science Po Rennes, France, Spring 2016 

Note: Students must be enrolled in an appropriate language course the semester or summer before study abroad.  Language programs are open to students in all disciplines.  Prerequisites for language are the minimum required for the program, more language study is highly recommended. 

France - ISEP: l’Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier (Ex)                                                      

Fall, Spring  Language: French.  Eligibility requirements: 2.75 GPA, 4 semesters college French or equivalent (French 210 or above); exchange students must have advanced level proficiency (5 – 6 semesters).  Housing: Dormitory. Details: Students with advanced proficiency can participate in an exchange, taking courses integrated with local French students in a wide variety of disciplines; alternatively, the ISEP-Direct option offers courses in French language and culture, with courses designed for various levels of French speakers. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: higher.

France - ISEP: Aix-Marseille Universite (Ex)            

Spring  Language: French.  Prereqs: 2.75 GPA, 4 to 5 semesters of college-level French or equivalent.  Housing: Dormitory with meal stipend.  Details: Students can either take French language and literature courses at the SUFLE (Service Universitaire du Français Langue Étrangère) or enroll in the university curriculum, which includes business, economics, law, political science and engineering.  Non-tuition Educational Expenses: higher.

Réunion Island – ISEP: l’Université de la Réunion, Indian Ocean  (Ex)                          

Fall, Spring  Language: French.  Prereqs: 2.75 GPA, 4 to 5 semesters of college-level French or equivalent.  Housing: Dormitory with meal stipend.  Details: Courses in French, translation, Creole language, anthropology, political science, economics and arts; anthropology courses focus on the ethnicities of the Indian Ocean. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: higher.

Senegal – Baobab Center, Dakar (P)                                                             

Spring  Language: French, Wolof  Prereqs: 5 semesters college French or equivalent.  Housing: Host family.  Details: Collaboration with the Baobab Center locates students in Dakar for field and classroom study. Students take Wolof, Dakar in Transition (explores trends in society through studying the city of Dakar), History of Islam in West Africa, and a course on Development and Gender in Senegalese Literature; excursions include a 3 – 4 day rural visit, Goree Island and sites near Dakar. Non-tuition Educational Expenses: higher.



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. Higher:  Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. Significantly Higher:  $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 8/2016