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Switzerland Internship Program

The Switzerland Internship Program is organized and coordinated by local Pepperdine professor, Prof. Marjorie Besnard.  Students are fully supported by Switzerland Director Ezra Plank and his team.

Program Dates

April 30, 2024 - June 27, 2024

The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.

 

Costs

Tuition: $2,070 per unit (standard Malibu summer tuition rate)

Housing & Food: $5,392

Program Specific Costs: 

  • City Bed Tax & Swiss Health Fee: $323
  • Global Health Fee: $200

 

Course Requirements

Unit minimum requirement: 4

 

Course Offerings

 

FRE 495: French-Speaking Internship (4)

A supervised internship set in a French-speaking organization.

Prerequisite: One 300-level French course, or instructor’s approval.

A faculty reference from a French professor in Malibu is required. Please provide the faculty member's name on your application when you submit it or email it to international.programs@pepperdine.edu by noon on September 25.

 

IPIN 495: English-Speaking Internship (4)

A supervised internship set in an English-speaking organization.

A faculty reference from a professor in the student's major is required. Please provide the faculty member's name on your application when you submit it or email it to international.programs@pepperdine.edu by noon on September 25.

 

IP Faculty Member

Marjorie Besnard

Prof. Marjorie Besnard

Switzeralnd Program Internship Coordinator

Professor Besnard is a passionate French and Swiss teacher with a Master's degree in International Marketing from Neoma Business School and a Master's degree in Applied Language Science, specializing in French as a Foreign Language, from University Stendhal III Grenoble. With experience living in France, Germany, and England before settling in Switzerland, she brings a diverse perspective to her teaching. From beginners' French to Business French, she excels in teaching various aspects of the language. As the Coordinator of the Homestay Upper French Division program and the Internship program, she empowers students to develop their French skills. Beyond teaching, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and skiing with her family, as well as quiet moments with a cup of tea and a captivating novel. Professor Besnard inspires students to learn and speak French, making her an influential figure in their academic journeys.



Last updated 09.21.23