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    The beach in Nice, France
    Thank you for your interest in the EWU Summer Study Abroad Program in France.
    Here is an idea of what you might expect, if you should decide to join us in Nice, France this summer:

    During the week:

    Walking tours of various typical handicraft workshops and the flower market in the old town of Nice; visits to the Chagall and Matisse museums, the Musée d'Archeologie, the Lascaris Palace (Baroque art treasures), the Contemporary and Modern Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museum (Impressionists), and various dynamic galleries.

    Weekend outings:

    Discover the nearby cities of Cannes, Antibes, and Monte Carlo, and Provence villages such as Eze and St. Paul de Vence. You will be asked to book and pay for those excursions in which you would like to participate.


    Theater, cinema, musical events, jazz festivals, discotheques, beach barbecues, petanque game and more...


    Enjoy swimming at the free beaches. Other sports such as volleyball, tennis, wind surfing, scuba diving, etc. are also available (some at additional expense).

    We advise you to make your flight reservations as soon as possible, and to validate your passport or apply for one well in advance. Travel insurance is recommended. NO VISA IS REQUIRED for American citizens.


    High School Diploma
    Minimum Age: 18

    Note: All participants must have a valid passport.

    Classes will be Monday-Friday

    10 Eastern Washington University credits may be earned.

    Credits may be obtained in the following classes:

    French 113 Special Topics in French Language, Conversation & Culture, 5 cr
    French 296 Conversational French, 1-10 cr
    French 201 French Grammar and Composition, 5 cr
    French 202 French Grammar and Composition , 5 cr
    French 310 Advanced Grammar and Composition, 5 cr
    French 320 French Civilization and Culture, 4 cr
    French 321 French Civilization and Culture, 4 cr
    French 397 Workshop Short Course Conference, 1-5 cr
    French 398 Seminar, 1-5 cr
    French 496 Experimental Course, 1-5 cr
    French 498 Seminar, 1-5 cr
    French 410 French Stylistics. 3 cr, or
    French 415 Applied Linguistics, 5 cr, or
    French 499 Directed Studies, 1-5 cr
    French 525 French Cultural Traditions, 5 cr
    French 530 French Literary Studies, 5 cr
    French 599 Independent Studies, 1-5 cr

    Note: All students (except first year) must take an online placement exam prior to the session. The exam determines in which section (not level) the students are placed.

    Goals of the Program:

    The main goal of the program is the development of language skills.

    The second goal of the program is to offer students as much cultural exposure as time permits. The city of Nice, built on several hills, has many attractions - the Old Town, the Chagall and Matisse Museums, the waterfront and beaches, open air markets and cafes, to mention just a few. Many excursions in the region are planned by the University of Nice.

    The third goal of the program is to give teachers the opportunity to work toward the Master's of Education non-thesis degree with a major in French at Eastern Washington University. These candidates must attend the Institute in Nice twice and take one summer quarter at EWU. Candidates may take an extra five credits each summer in Independent Studies (French 499 or 599) for a total of 15 credits per summer.

    For More Information on the MEd in French, click here.

    For More Information on EWU Graduate Programs, click here.

    The courses last 4 weeks and are in July.

    Program Expenses: Approximately $2,500

    Several options are generally available:

    - Tuition only
    - Tuition and residence
    - Tuition, residence, and meals

    ***The EWU Nice Program will charge a $150 cancellation fee against cancellation requests if received before funds are forwarded to the University of Nice program in Nice All payments forwarded to the Program in Nice become non-refundable.


    Expenses not covered by program fees include transportation, texts (generally not required), airport taxes, passport fees, spending money for side trips, gifts, incidentals, excursions, etc.

    Insurance - Accident and illness insurance is mandatory for all students participating in foreign study programs. Eastern Washington University cannot be responsible for any accident or illness, etc. Check with your insurance agent about your specific coverage. Participants are required to purchase an insurance plan from EWU prior to departure, unless they can show that their own health insurance is comparable to EWU's.  Approximate cost of EWU's health plan: $40

    For a reservation application, contact
    Dr. Margaret Heady
    Director, Nice Program 2017
    Eastern Washington University
    Patterson Hall 133J
    Cheney, WA 99004-2429

    Contact Information

    Modern Languages and Literatures
    133 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2481
    fax: 509.359.7855

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