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  • Locations: La Rochelle, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English, French
Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Type: Study abroad
Language Level: 2 - Intermediate Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Leader: Heather Edwards Housing: Homestay
Program Description:
Program Overview | Course Descriptions | Prerequisites | Information Sessions |  Housing | Itinerary | Program CostsScholarships and Grants | More Information 

English 400 in France, l'Esprit Civique

La Rochelle, France

Program Overview

Study in beautiful La Rochelle, France in the summer of 2018 alongside Longwood students and faculty. Students will take English 400: Active Citizenship: An Advanced Writing Seminar as well as one of the following offered by the University of La Rochelle: French 201, French 202, or French 320. The program will focus on issues in health care, education, and the environment in French and American communities. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their French language skills and fully immerse themselves culturally by staying with host families. 

Course Descriptions

ENGL 400: Active Citizenship: An Advanced Writing Seminar: Develops rhetorical skills needed for citizenship in a democracy. Includes interdisciplinary inquiry into and analysis of at least one significant public issue across all sections. 
FREN 201: Course will be offered through the University of La Rochelle and transferred back to Longwood as FREN 201 ** Course pending approval** 
FREN 202: Course will be offered through the University of La Rochelle and transferred back to Longwood as FREN 202 ** Course pending approval** 
 FREN 320: Course will be offered through the University of La Rochelle and transferred back to Longwood as FREN 320 ** Course pending approval**


ENGL 400: Fulfillment of General Education Goals 2 and 3; 75 credit hours or permission of the Chair of the General Education Committee. 

FREN 201, 202, or 320: Fulfillment of either FREN 102 or FREN 105.



Students will be placed in home stays in La Rochelle which will include a room as well as breakfast and dinner. They will remain with the host families for approximately 3 weeks. While in Paris students will stay in a hostel.

Information Sessions

  • TBA


June 30, 2018 - July 26, 2018

*Note: Itinerary is subject to change*


Program Costs

Program fees (which include airfare and tuition for the language course) are expected to be about $3,850. Longwood tuition for ENGL 400 is billed separately. 
Program will be offered pending course approval. No payments will be accepted unitll course is fully approved.

Scholarships and Grants

The Office of International Affairs offers three scholarships:

  • Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
  • Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
  • Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible (including Honors)

Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

More Information 

  • ENGL 400 fulfills General Education Goal 13.
  • Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
  • Questions about academic content? Contact Prof. Heather Edwards
  • Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.