By Paulette Flores
Summer study in Paris is a month-long program where the student applies college language from the classroom toward Paris life.
The program is open to students who are 17 years of age and older. The programs gives the student two choices to choose from whether it is to participate in either the Survival French program or The Insitut Catholique de Paris.
Survival French is a French culture and a basic language program with 30 hours of language and it is held in the dorms. This is a class that the student must attend and it is only available in the mornings and the rest of the day is yours to explore.
The Insitut Catholique de Paris is a private French university program with 60 hours of language and it is a three to five unit class.
This class has an average of about 20 students and it meets for only 15 hours per week. It offers high quality language instruction in conversation, grammar, culture and reading.
The faculties involved in the program are Dr. Vogel-Zuiderweg who is an East Los Angeles College professor where she teaches both French and Spanish. Professor Rebecca Ebin has taught in the Paris program for five years as well as at ELAC.
The director of ESA, Dr. Blair, has been involved in the program for more than 30 years.
Summer Study in Paris is not only a class, but the student will also be engaged to tour around Paris and learn more about the historical landmarks and museums that define Paris.
Vogel-Zuiderweg thinks the summer study in Paris is set to be an amazing experience and that “you’re living the language.”
The advantages of the program are that you get to lodge around the center of Paris, participate in in the daily life of Paris, take weekend trips and engage with the helpful faculty.
Faith is a former ELAC student who took part in this program and believes “it is a great way to help apply to college.”
“My favorite thing to do in Paris is to walk the streets, because you never know what you will discover,” Vogel-Zuiderweg said.
This trip includes two meals, weekend trips, two day trips and two or three night activities and it is roughly between $5,000-$6,000.
In order to apply, the director of ESA requires a $300 deposit check. ESA will work with students who would like to pay in payments. Financial aid is available for those who qualify as long as you are an ELAC student.
This trip includes up to eight units of UC/CSU transferable units and is given for satisfactory course completion. This program meets CSU and IGETC certification requirements.
Scholarships are available for students in the program.
This program it is available to all students who are interested in attending.
Please see Dr. Lynn Vogel-Zuiderweg in C2-110 for further information.