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Program Notes

The Department of French and Italian is pleased to announce that 207F and Princeton in France will be offered jointly during the summer of 2024 in collaboration with the International Internship Programs (IIP).

 FRE 207F will run from June 3rd to June 28th, 2024, followed by Princeton in France internships from July 1st to July 26th, 2024. In 207F, students will have daily classes taught by Princeton faculty and local instructors and will engage in cultural exploration through a series of visits and exchanges with guest speakers from the Aix-en-Provence region. 207F will also include training in preparation for the internships. Students who will have completed FRE 1027, FRE 107, or FRE 108 by the end of the spring semester, and are interested in pursuing a certificate or a concentration in French, are invited to apply.

* Early application is strongly encouraged and begins on November 1st, 2023, and will close on December 4th, 2023. Selection interviews will be from December 8th to December 15th of 2023. The selection of participants will be announced in December, shortly after the interviews. Applications must be completed in the Global Programs System (GPS) by the deadline of December 4th, 2023. Please note that NO LATE APPLICATIONS will be accepted.

Students on financial aid may apply to the Dean’s Fund for Study Abroad to help cover the costs. Students selected for the internship will receive an award. However, participation in the additional 4-week internship program is not a requirement for FRE 207F, nor is an internship guaranteed.

Applicant Instructions

Pre-decision Phase Instructions:

Who Can Apply?

Students who have taken, or are currently taking, FRE 1027, 107, or 108, who have scored, or are expected to score, top grades in these courses, who would like to take a big step forward in their French language skills this summer AND who envisage pursuing one of the Department’s programs (certificate/minor or concentration) are invited to apply for admission to FRE207F, Accelerated Summer Study in France.

How to Apply

Applications for the Aix-en-Provence program must be completed in the Global Programs System (GPS) by the final deadline of December 4th, 2023 ( Early application is strongly encouraged. Interviews will be held from December 8th, 2023, to December 15th, 2023, before the end of the deadline. Please note that in order to secure an interview, you must have a completed application. Please have your resume and required essay ready to upload into GPS. For students enrolled in our French classes: a recommendation procedure is built directly into GPS. Students will need to enter the faculty member’s full name or net id and then select said faculty member for their current French instructor. The system will send a prompt for the faculty member to complete the recommendation. Students who did not take a class at Princeton should ask their High School teacher to write a letter to assess their level and/or have their Director of Studies write a letter containing a short statement to say whether or not they support the student’s application and say why they do or do not recommend the student. The High School teacher and Director of Studies should e-mail their letters directly to Kathy Varra ([email protected]). Please complete all items until you have a green check mark next to every item and your progress circle is closed. Once you have completed all requirements, the application submit button will appear. Once you have completed your application and submitted it on GPS, you will receive a message after December 4th, 2023, to schedule an appointment on Calendly for the interviews. Please note that the interviews will be between December 8th to 15th of 2023. If you have any questions about the interviews, please contact Murielle Perrier ([email protected]).  Please call Kathy Varra at 8-4502, or e-mail her at [email protected] if you have any difficulties or questions regarding your application. The selection of participants will be announced shortly after the interviews in December of 2023, and those selected will then need to accept or decline the offer by January 15th, 2024.  All candidates will also have to attend a pre-departure meeting, where they will be provided with information to prepare them for the program.

Bonne chance...Et bon travail!

Pre-Departure Phase Instructions

Students selected to attend the Aix-en-Provence program will be required to attend a mandatory departmental pre-departure meeting, where they will be provided with information to prepare them for the program. This meeting will take place at the end of March 2024. Details will be provided to attendees in mid-March via e-mail. Students are required to complete five training modules in GPS related to international travel, including information about health, safety, cultural adaptation, and identity resources. The program will comply with all regulations and travel guidelines provided by the University.


The course runs from Monday, June 3rd, 2024, to Friday, June 28th, 2024. Information will be provided as necessary to all program participants.

Cost of Attendance

This Cost of Attendance includes direct costs, which are billed by the University, and indirect costs, which are part of the overall cost of participating in this summer program but are not directly charged on a student’s account. Please review the sections below to find expenses billed by Princeton University and estimated out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Tuition: $3,500 (this includes $500 non-refundable deposit)
  • Fees: $0 (covered by the program)
  • Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment: $35
  • Housing: $0 (covered by the program)
  • Food: $500

$500: estimated out of pocket expense for lunches; breakfasts and dinners covered by the program

Total Cost of Attendance: $6285   

Expenses billed by Princeton University:

  • Tuition: $3,500

Estimated out of pocket expenses:

  • Books $35
  • Food: $500 (lunches)
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses: $450 (includes: international phone plan, required cultural activities, personal expenses)
  • Transportation: 1,800 (includes: international flight to/from the location, baggage allowance, transportation to/from site)

Further Information

Students enrolled in 207F will automatically have the option to apply for a Princeton in France internship, which would immediately follow the 207F program. However, participation in the additional 4-week internship program is not a requirement for FRE 207F, nor is an internship guaranteed.

Students interested in Princeton in France will first need to apply to FRE-207F, where they can indicate their intention to pursue a PIF internship. Once accepted to the language immersion program, students interested in PIF will meet with IIP advisers to discuss their top internship choices and write an intention letter/cover letter for their preferred internship. IIP will attempt to place students in the most appropriate available and attempt to honor their preferences. Please note that all questions related to the internships should be addressed to IIP.

Interested students can learn more about the program in the following articles,