Year of European Study in french - YES in French
|At IFE even math and science students agree: one plus one equals three: two well-integrated semesters of study in French, in Europe, yield far more than twice the benefit of one semester.|
To encourage students to consider a year abroad, IFE has worked with various partners to develop several year-long options of serious academic merit and inter-cultural intensity, that are in addition fully adaptable to a variety of major fields.
Four ways to build a compelling year of discovery in France and Europe
YES in French with IFE and Sciences Po
YES in French with IFE and APA
YES in French with IFE and your favorite JYA program
YES in French with (FSI)² (year-long Field Study and Internship in two IFE cities)
|This is probably the most intensive use a student can make of a year in Francophone Europe. The Fall semester is devoted to one of IFE’s Field Study and Internship programs (Paris, Strasbourg, Brussels), followed in the Spring semester by enrollment in Sciences Po, in one of the French-language-based programs at their main campus in Paris (topics in social science, history, finance, management, etc.) Through this program, students may spend up to eleven months in study, internship and comparative analysis in their field, in French, while developing a pre-professional network of French actors in that field.|
The integration of these two program types is doubly rewarding
|As one of the highest quality study abroad programs based on enrollment in the Paris university system, APA is a natural partner of IFE for providing a year of classroom instruction, field experience and research in an integrated and academically rigorous program, either in Paris, or split between Paris and Brussels. To be offered for the first time in AY 11-12, this structured year-long program includes several unique features.|
With a broad range of university courses available at several levels (APA), and a highly individualized placement process for full-time mission-driven professional internships (IFE), the IFE-APA year-long program is ideal for tailoring a year of rigorous study abroad to meet a student’s academic and/or career goals.
|IFE works closely with several institutions who operate their own program in Paris or France (Brown University, Wesleyan University, Vassar College, Smith College, Swarthmore College, University of Virginia, Carleton College, Trinity College, and others). Students from these schools may elect to work with IFE to build a coherent year in the major field combining classroom, field experience and research, in one or more cities|
|IFE’s "FSI-squared" provides enterprising students the opportunity to write their own European tale of two cities, in their chosen field, combining field work and research in Paris and Brussels or Strasbourg and Brussels. This cutting-edge concept is offered on an individual student basis, due to the importance of a triangular dialog involving the student, his or her academic advisors, and IFE to construct a rich and coherent academic year while fitting it to US academic equivalencies. The end result of this year will be a major research work arising out of internship and field study in two complementary sites.|