Mary Baldwin College
Spencer Center for Civic & Global Engagement
Staunton, VA 24401
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MBC in Paris: Everyday French

Term To Study: May-Term 2013
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2012
Program Starts: May 01, 2013
Program Ends: Jun 01, 2013
Major 1: Foreign Language / Literature French
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,000
Program Locations: Paris
Contact Phone: 540-887-7068
Contact Name: Dr. Martha Walker
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What is not Included: - Passport
- Meals
- Personal expenses
Program Description

This course will have two components: a three-week course on French theatre & a three-week home-stay with a French family.

FRE 255: May Term in Paris
FRE 205: Everyday French

Students will spend weekday mornings in class reading and discussing 3-4 plays over the course of the term in preparation for attending productions of these plays while in Paris. Participants will consider texts as well as staging possibilities production in cutural context as well the history and evolution of French theater. Student assignments, in addition to the obvious reading, will include written analyses and oral exposés.

Students will be placed with families in the Paris area, giving them the opportunity to hone day-to-day language skills in their living environment as well as to experience French culture from the inside. They will keep a journal in French of this experience and have weekly individual meetings with me to discuss life with their French families and evaluate their own progress in language skills and development of cultural awareness as a result of the experience.

Afternoon and weekend excursions will be planned to monuments of historical interest (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, for example).

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Population: 65630692
Capital: Paris
Per-capita GDP: $ 35600
Size: 643801 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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