This program will next be offered for summer 2014.
The relevance of France to theories of democracy and feminism dates at least as far back as the French revolution of 1789. This program will examine French politics and gender relations from its democratic-republicanism of the revolution, the anarchist and socialist movements of the 19th century, the German occupation during WWII, existentialism and the French resistance, the student-led revolts of the 1960s, and France's particular brand of feminism.
Eligibility and Selection Process
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Admission to this program is by a rolling admission procedure, with applications reviewed by the program director as they are received. Students who apply early therefore have a better chance for acceptance for one of the limited slots in the program. With enrollment held to just 12 students to ensure program quality, we recommend early application as all the places may be filled before the final application deadline.
Students will live in dorms on the campus of St. John's University, located in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Breakfast and lunch is provided each weekday in the dining hall.
Courses & credits
Successful completion of the program will earn 12 credits.
POLS 2700 Political Theory
POLS 4943 Independent Research
POLS 5943 Independent Research
WGS 2000 Issues in Feminism
WGS 4930 Independent undergraduate study
WGS 5930 Independent graduate study
All classes are taught in English.
*All participants are required to have a working cellphone in France.*
Additional Information on France
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OEA's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information:
Dr Judith Grant
Bentley Annex 261
Office of Education Abroad
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840