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Dickinson in France at the University of Toulouse
Toulouse, France (Outgoing Program)
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Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission 09/01/2018 05/19/2019
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission 08/31/2018 01/17/2019
Spring 2019 05/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/05/2019 05/19/2019
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Amy Suelzer
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  The Dickinson in France program gives students the opportunity to live and study in Toulouse, known as one of France's most youthful cities because of its vibrant student population. In addition to taking courses at the Dickinson Centre that focus on the development of intercultural competence, students may study in their chosen discipline at one of five local universities. While in the Toulouse program, participants live with home-stay families, enjoy academic excursions to sites of regional and national interest and may undertake internships in various environments thanks to our established professional network. Study in Paris, France and experience the diversity of enduring and dynamic cultural practices and the people who live and negotiate them in daily expressions of pluralism.
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA Minimum. Students must have completed French 307D, 308D, 318D and at least one literary survey class (French 325C or 326C) in order to be eligible for the program. French 318 can substitute for 308.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Academic Year early September - mid June February 1
Fall early September - mid January February 1
Spring mid January - mid June May 1

  Approved Departments: The program is approved for students majoring in:

Comparative Arts/Literature
International & Area Studies

Coursework: Students earn transfer credits for courses successfully completed at the University of Toulouse and other institutions, including the Dickinson Center. Students take an average load of five courses per semester. In general, the award for study abroad is 15-16 WU credits per semester up to a maximum of 33 WU credits per year.
  Toulouse, France
Dickinson College’s program is located at the University of Toulouse. The city of Toulouse is noted for its many pink brick buildings, earning it the nickname “la ville rose.” Situated in the heart of southwestern France, two hours from the Mediterranean Sea and two and one-half hours from the Atlantic Ocean, Toulouse lies just north of the Pyrenees Mountains on the Garonne River. In a recent survey, French citizens rated it the city in which they would most like to live (excluding Paris), based upon quality of life. The University is the second-largest in the country and was built in the thirteenth century.

  Housing: To ensure that they experience local culture to the fullest, students on the Toulouse program are housed with French families.

Student Life: Academic excursions and cultural events enrich the program. Students visit such sites as medieval cities like Carcassonne, medieval ruins like the Cathar castles, Romanesque churches and monasteries, fortified villages, as well as prehistoric caves. Toulouse offers a wide range of cultural activities such as movies, theater, concerts, opera, ballet, and clubs, as well as opportunities for private travel in France and Europe.

On-Site Support: The Dickinson College Toulouse Program has its own resident director who oversees the staff, plans and leads the academic program, advises students and teaches.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program.  WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees.  Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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