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The Upper Division French Program

Located just a train ride away from the United Nation headquarters, Lausanne offers abundant opportunities for those interested in international or political studies. In this language intensive program, students can complete 8 upper-division credits in French. Upper-division students will sign a pledge to speak French at all times. Students will live in Maison du Lac for May and then move to a Swiss homestay for June.

Program Dates

May 6th, 2018 - June 28th, 2018

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


Homestay Housing

Students who participate in this program will partake in a homestay program; living in a Swiss home for the second month of the program. Lausanne Upper Division summer students will be able to embrace the culture, customs and many languages of the Swiss people within the comfort of a family unit.

Course Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 8 units

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 492 - Tour de Suisse (4)

Prerequisite: FRE 252

FRE 492 - French for Professions

Prerequisite: FRE 252

The Visiting Faculty

Dr. Mina Soroosh

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







Last Updated 08.22.17