French LSA+ ToulouseToulouse, France
Program At a Glance
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
he French and Italian Department offers a language study abroad program in Toulouse, France and is affiliated with the University of Toulouse in the southwest of France at the foot of the Pyrenees.
This program coincides with the French LSA.
Toulouse, the fourth-largest city in France, is known for its remarkable Medieval and Renaissance architecture. Students may take advantage of the rich cultural, political, and historical offerings of this exciting city of 600,000 inhabitants, located in the Midi-Pyrénées region of the South of France. It is well known for its remarkable monuments and its world-famous companies (Concorde, Airbus, Spot, Aerospatiale, etc.) Culture is a keyword in "la ville rose", as it is known because of its red-brick buildings, making it a vibrant city enlivened by dance, theater, and concerts by the "orchestre du capitole".
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
With a grade of B or better or an exemption:
Students live with homestay families.
For more information, please see the department website.
Studying abroad helps you grow as a person, and you develop a different perspective/insight about the world that can help you engage in incredible conversations, learn about yourself, and make you a better person than you were when you arrived. Your world (and) your mind expands, and you develop an appreciation for different cultures. -Spring 2014
It will no doubt be one of your favorite experiences at Dartmouth. -Winter 2014
Studying off-campus is a great experience that makes you appreciate Dartmouth more and more. -Spring 2014
"One of my favorite moments with regard to this course was going to the Louvre and actually seeing in person many of the paintings we discussed in class with Monsieur Nayrolles...learning about the history and cultural significance of these artists and paintings gave me a much deeper appreciation for the artwork with which I was surrounded, and it was incredibly gratifying to see a painting and be able to recognize it and the artist and understand the historical context in which it was created." -Spring 2019
"My host family was the most memorable and beneficial to me because of how they helped to advance my French-speaking and comprehension skills. We ate every meal together and talked continually throughout the day which greatly enhanced my conversational French." -Winter 2017
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.