Lausanne French Intensive Program

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The French Intensive Program

In Lausanne's French Intensive Program, students can complete 8 units of French while living in the local culture, getting to know the Swiss as a people, and moving toward French fluency.

Program Dates

May 9th, 2020 - July 1st, 2020

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


Tuition: $1,745 per unit

Room & Board: $3,990

Course Requirements

8 units required. Students must take one course in May (FRE 252 or FRE 395), and all students will take FRE 350 in June

Course Offerings

FRE 252 Second-Year French II (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 251 or equivalent competency

  • As in FRE 251, this course emphasizes language production skills, but focus is on composition and reading literary texts to prepare students for upper-division courses. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-division courses.

FRE 350 French for the Professions (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 252 or equivalent competency

  • Intensive practice in professional French, both spoken and written.

FRE 395 Tour de Suisse (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 252 equivalent competency

  • Survey of the Francophone presence in la Suisse Romande, including historical, political, economic, social, and cultural factors. This course includes excursions to Swiss historical and cultural sites. 


Dr. Mina Soroosh

Visiting Assistant Professor of French, International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College

Office Location: PLC 126

Office Hours: Email to arrange interview; Tuesday/Friday: 10:00AM-10:50AM, Thursday: 11:00AM-11:50AM

Mina Soroosh is a visiting Assistant Professor of French at Pepperdine University. Her MA and PhD are from UCLA in French and Francophone Studies. Prior to joining Pepperdine in 2016, she taught at USC and UCLA. Dr. Soroosh's specializations include language pedagogy, the use of technology in the language classroom, and Renaissance and early modern studies. Her primary areas of research include the self and subjectivity in French Renaissance literature, and she has given presentations at professional conferences on the topic in the works of Pierre Charron and Michel de Montaigne. At Pepperdine, Dr. Soroosh teaches language, civilization, and literature courses in the French program. She teaches the Tour de Suisse class during the Lausanne summer intensive program, offered every two years.





Last Updated 08.26.19