There are many opportunities for students to study in France or in Francophone countries. Location (France, Canada, Morocco) as well as duration of stay (one week to one year) varies according to program. We encourage all of our undergraduates to plan to study abroad during the course of their program at Purdue.
Undergraduates have three options:
a) Faculty taught courses. Professor Jessica Sturm will teach FR 380 French Food Culture in Spring 2016. This course has a Study Abroad requirement during the Spring Break when students accompany Professor Sturm to France to the École des Trois Ponts to learn how to cook in the French tradition. For more details, please see:
Department lead program in partnership with the American Graduate School in Paris and the Alliance Française. This program is a six-week interdisciplinary curriculum designed for students who would like to combine their interests in studying the French language with a practical knowledge of French and European governments. Combining the world-famous language methods of the Alliance Française with the intensive classroom teaching and field research methods of the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy (AGS) this summer program offers students an approach to learning that is both rigorous and fun. Instructors: Prof. Nadège Veldwachter, SLC, French Department, AGS and Alliance Française faculty. For more details, please see:
b) Programs offered through the Purdue Study Abroad office (for example, programs in Paris, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Nantes, Lyon). For a list of programs in France, please see:
c) Internships (business, teaching and volunteer) offered through the student-run AIESEC. Present in over 107 countries and territories and with over 50,000 members, AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organisation. In America, we are focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development. AIESEC US offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today. For further information, please see: http://aiesecus.org/dc/