Download the Application form JanPlan 2014
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Valérie Dionne (email@example.com)
Cost of Jan Plan (including round-trip flight from Boston to Paris, based on enrollment of 12 students and subject to change): $3220
- This is a zero sum budget. Should there be substantial money left in the account after the Jan Plan is over, this money will be refunded in equal parts to participating students.
- The fee includes the group flight, which will leave Boston on Saturday January 4th, 2013. All students must make arrangements to arrive in Boston on time for the flight.
- This fee covers transportation to and from the Paris airport, a monthly transportation pass for the bus, subway, and tramway, room and board in a foyer, including breakfast and your choice of lunch or dinner, and required class outings. The fee specifically does not cover: course books (which will be available for purchase at the Colby bookstore in December), supplies, any personal travel, and one meal a day. The amount you spend in addition to the Jan Plan fee will vary, depending on where you eat lunch, how much traveling you do on the weekends, etc.
Students who have successfully completed FR126 are eligible to take this course, as are students whose placement test scores assigned them to FR127. If you have already taken FR127 or placed out of it, you are not eligible for this course but you are encouraged to apply to 200-level French Jan Plans in the future. Priority will be given to students who have already demonstrated an interest in French studies or departmental activities and students who have not yet studied abroad.
JAN PLAN SCHEDULE
- January 4th, 2014: Departure from Boston
- January 5th, 2014: Arrival in Paris
- January 6th, 2014: Class begins
- January 17-19th, 2014: long weekend (no Friday class)
- January 29th, 2014: Final exam
- January 29th, 2014: Class dinner
- January 30th, 2014: Return to Boston
Classes will be held Monday-Friday mornings in one of the foyer classrooms. Individual students or small groups of students will have appointments with Professor Davies in the early afternoon. Students will be evaluated every day through written quizzes, dictations, recitations, and/or oral exercises such as dialogues. Therefore, students should expect to devote a good chunk of their free time each day to preparing for the next day’s sessions.
- Daily participation
- Daily evaluations
- Weekly tests
- 2 short essays
- Final exam
Given the intensive nature of this course and the short length of the January term, there will be no absences allowed except for very serious illness.
FOYER, MEALS, AND ACTIVITIES
The recently remodeled FIAP foyer has double rooms, each with two desks, two closets, and a private bathroom. It is staffed 24 hours a day. The foyer has wireless Internet access in the common areas and Internet terminals. Students receive fresh towel and linen service and can use an on-site laundry room, for which tokens can be purchased in the lobby; therefore, there is no need to pack a month’s worth of clothes.
Students receive a buffet-style Continental breakfast in the dining room reserved for long-stay residents. Board includes either lunch or dinner at the foyer, which can accommodate certain dietary restrictions, including vegetarianism.
The foyer will give us a welcome reception/soirée after our arrival. They also have an activities director who is available if the students wish to organize dances, plays, or other entertainment and cultural activities. Creative and artistic students are encouraged to take advantage of this free resource!
All students will receive a public transportation pass for the month of January. If you organize your study time wisely, you should be able to explore Paris on a daily basis. We will go on several group outings and Professor Davies will suggest some sights upon your arrival. You are also encouraged to ask her for recommendations that are in line with your particular intellectual, cultural, musical, artistic, or personal interests. Although Paris is much safer than a comparable U.S. city, it is still a good idea to do your exploring with another student, particularly in the evening.
Included in the JanPlan schedule is a 3-day weekend break from January 17-19th. Students have the choice of staying in Paris or traveling in France or to nearby European countries. Travel to London is quick on high-speed trains (TGV). Travel to ski stations in the Alps (in particular Chamonix-Mont Blanc) is also a possibility.
Bargain seekers should consider choosing a destination at the last minute; for example, there are good last-minute deals on weekend getaways at www.voyages-sncf.com (click on “Bons plans, Dernière minute”)
HOW TO ENROLL
- To enroll in this Jan Plan you should:
1) Be eligible for FR127
2) Submit pp.1-2 of the Application form for JanPlan 2014 to Professor Dionne by Friday September 27, 2013.
- You will receive an e-mail message on the status of your candidacy by Monday September 30th, 2013.
- Once accepted, you are required to submit your payment information by Friday October 11th, 2013 with a deposit of $500 to Student Financial Services. This deposit, applied to the enrollment fee, is not refundable if you decide at a later date to drop out of the Jan Plan.
- If you are not accepted in this Jan Plan, you will be able to enroll in another Jan Plan during course selection time in November.
- If you are accepted in this Jan Plan, complete all other forms to Professor Dionne by Friday November 1st, 2013
- Make your final payment by Friday November 29th, 2013.
- If the Jan Plan is cancelled for any reason, full refund will be made of any deposits or fees paid.