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College of A&S - Global France, Global French
Clermont-Ferrand, France; Lyon, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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OU Sponsoring College:
College of Arts & Sciences
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel or Guesthouse, Student Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
Study Level: Undergraduate
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Program Highlights

Location:  Clermont-Ferrand, France (Norman’s Sister City)
Faculty Leaders:  Loretta Bass (Sociology) and Michael Winston (Modern Languages)
Housing: Student dormitories; shared hotel rooms on excursions
Excursions: Lyon overnight

2018 Dates

May 31       Depart the U.S.
June 1         Arrive in France
June 28       Last day of classes
June 29       Check out of dorms and depart France


  • SOC 3900 –   Migration and Social Change - Dr. Bass (Gen Ed Non-western Civilization - 3 hours) 
  • MLLL 4173 – Francophone Literature in Translation - Dr. Winston  (Gen Ed Non-Western Civilization)

Program Design

Participants will arrive in Clermont-Ferrand, their base for the program, and move into their dormitory rooms.  A group orientation occurs during the first two days, including a tour of the city. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, with one three-day weekend reserved for independent travel.  In addition to independent travel time, all participants will take the train to Lyon for an overnight stay in that fascinating city.  Other activities during the program include hiking a dormant volcano, attending a reception at the mayor's office, visiting local museums and experiencing France's annual Fête de la Musique, a day-long outdoor celebration of music.  For more details, please see the 2018 Global France Information Sheet, which will appear here by November 20, 2017. 

Program Requirement

  • 2.5  OU cumulative GPA at the time of application.  First-year students with no OU GPA can be conditionally accepted pending review of fall semester GPA.
  • Passport valid through six months after return from study abroad or receipt documenting passport application (U.S. passport application)
  • One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
  • Attendance at a Study Abroad 101 session
The program is limited to 24 students on a first-come, first-served basis.  It is open to all OU undergraduate students, not just Arts and Sciences majors.


Housing for summer study abroad students at this location is usually in French university dormitory rooms.  Each student has private sleeping space and a small private shower/sink arrangement.  Shared hotel rooms are used on overnight excursions.

Money Matters

It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works. The 2018 Global France Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad. It will be linked here by November 20, 2017. Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants. 

All Arts and Sciences study abroad programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application.  That is not an application fee, and will be deducted from the program payment due, if accepted.  If not accepted, this amount is refunded.  More information on how to pay the deposit is included in the online application documents.

There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students.  Below is a partial list.

Get Started

When the application cycle is open, students can click on an "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of this brochure.   Students must schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, Director of International Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, and attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad.  Both an advising appointment and attendance at Study Abroad 101 are required.

A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director, Arts and Sciences International Programs
210 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
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Summer 2018 02/25/2018
Rolling Admission 06/01/2018 06/29/2018
Summer 2019 02/24/2019 03/11/2019 TBA TBA

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