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  • Locations: Marseille, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 2
Class Standing: 1.Freshman, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Click here for a definition of this term Pre-Course: YES
Program Description:

Type of Program:  Intensive Course Abroad
Cities:  Paris, Marseille, and Avignon, France
When Offered: 05/16/2017 - 06/06/2017
Faculty Leaders: Mark Ingram ( and Rebecca Free (


Program Overview

This course is an experiential introduction to the dynamic world of contemporary French theatre in three distinct parts of France: Avignon & rural Provence, Marseille, and Paris. Students get to know each area through French people, and improve language skills in immersion environments such as homestay families, theatre workshops, and cooking classes. Experienced theatre students profit from direct engagement with French traditions of performance, while beginners discover and develop skills such as vocal projection and characterization. For all students, theatre work offers tools for developing conversational ease in French while plays and performances provide a window into contemporary French culture. The capstone project is a Goucher Theatre Department production presented as part of the Department’s fall program. Each student’s participation is based on the individual’s skills and interests.

Budget accommodations and financial aid keep costs low.

  • We love to have all kinds of performers (singers, dancers, musicians, for example) but 1) students do not have to perform in the capstone production (there are other ways to contribute), and 2) students do not have to have prior acting experience if they want to perform.
  • We do much more than theatre and meet and get to know people in a wide range of rural and urban settings. 

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines 
November 7, 2016: $50 non-refundable application fee and online application due 
November 30, 2016: $500 non-refundable deposit due
February 17, 2017: Final payment due

Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit:

Students must be enrolled in FR 120 or 130 in Spring of 2017, or have FR 130 proficiency. 130-level students may enroll in FR 131 for Spring 2017, meaning that they take the first 7 weeks of FR 130 and then take the ICA pre-course during the 2nd 7 weeks of the semester.
Course credits: 2 for Spring pre-travel component, 4 for study abroad, 2 for fall production.
This course fulfills the Artistic/creativeGoucher website)

Financial Aid:
Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS. Students who qualify for the study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.

Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Please apply for a passport as soon as possible at: 

This program is currently not accepting applications.